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Students teamed up with Castle Air Museum to complete a grant application for funds from Proposition 68, which would improve the park for the community. Photo by Veronica Adrover, UC Merced
April 14, 2021
A team of UC Merced students partnered with Castle Air Museum to complete a proposal in the hopes of making the park more accessible to the diverse community it serves. When Californians passed Proposition 68 in 2018, that meant more taxes to fund improving parks in the state. Castle Air Museum...
April 13, 2021
Name: Christopher Thomas Moreno Year: Fourth Year Major: Political Science Hometown: Bay Area (West – San Mateo; East – Union City) What are some memorable projects you have worked on during your time at UC Merced? I was originally enrolled in Fall of 2010. At that time Lamar Williams was our...
The Manilay and Spencer lab groups sit together on campus.
April 12, 2021
Immunology Professor Jennifer Manilay and bioengineering Professor Joel Spencer are using a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand a project they’ve been working on for the past two years — delving into the immune systems of living mice to see how B-cells develop under...
Jose Zamora
April 7, 2021
From graduate student Jose Zamora’s perspective, the CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) has been a spectacular success. “There is so much value to being part of the CCBM,” said Zamora, who began as an undergrad Scholar when the center opened and is now a graduate Fellow...
April 7, 2021
For the first time in 20 years, researchers from across the country, UC Merced officials, local and state leaders and community members will take part in a conference stemming from an active study to address issues relating to the health and safety of agricultural workers in California. The UC...
The FACTS Bridge Program is a new internship designed to immerse students in agricultural science and research.
April 5, 2021
Many students don’t think about internships until later in college, but at UC Merced undergraduate students can take advantage of hands-on training with faculty before even starting regular classes. Through the FACTS Bridge Program, first-year and transfer students get a head start on research and...
April 2, 2021
The campus community and its partners can learn more about the importance of renewable energy at this year’s Energize Merced conference, an annual event hosted by UC Merced’s Solar Energy Association (SEA). The association is a student-led group, overseen by Professor Sarah Kurtz, that puts...
April 1, 2021
An important and expensive piece of equipment that was nearing the end of its life is getting a vital upgrade, thanks to a new grant awarded to Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Andy LiWang from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Nuclear magnetic resonance (...
April 1, 2021
Name: Jose Garcia-Esparza Year: Fourth, graduating May 2021 Major: Computer Science & Engineering Hometown: Fresno   What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? In Spring 2020, I worked on a computer vision project in which I used a Raspberry Pi computer for...
Two make graduate students sitting in residence hall
March 31, 2021
Graduate school is tough, but graduate students have a place to turn to for advocacy and support on campus. Since it was established in 2005, UC Merced’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) has promoted graduate students’ rights and worked with the Graduate Division and other campus leadership to...
The U.S. News & World Report Rankings included the debut of two UC Merced graduate programs, Political Science was ranked No. 63 and history discipline of the Interdisciplinary Humanities program was ranked No.127.
March 30, 2021
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and Interdisciplinary Humanities (history discipline) graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus’s growing School of Engineering, as most of its programs climbed...
A view of the Milky Way.
March 29, 2021
UC Merced occupies just one small corner of the world. But through the research, teaching, experience, and connections of two new Department of Physics faculty members, students can access and begin to understand the universe. Astrophysics professors Sarah Loebman and Anna Nierenberg joined last...

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