One Bold Idea: The next Silicon Valley?

April 18, 2018



An inspiring story about UC Merced's engineering lab was published at the One Bold Idea.

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"When UC Merced opened its doors in 2005, it was the first research university of the 21st century. It's now fast becoming the unsung face of innovation in tech, bringing new and dynamic startups and incubators to the Central Valley. In this episode, we visit an engineering lab on the Central Valley campus that's applying student ingenuity to design a safer, cleaner world."


One Bold Idea tells stories of pivotal moments in California history that have shaped the world, spanning topics from the arts, health, agriculture and technology. This series is produced in celebration of the University of California's 150th anniversary. For more stories, visit



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