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October 1, 2021
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Jairo Viola won the Outstanding Paper award at the IEEE First International Conference on Digital Twins and Parallel Intelligence (DTPI2021). Certificate at https://mechatronics.ucmerced.edu/news/2021/congratulations-jairo-dtpi-2021-outstanding-paper-...
October 1, 2021
Jairo Viola and Derek Hollenbeck were named the IEEE 2021 Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA) Best Student Paper Award finalist for the paper entitled “Fractional-Order Stochastic Extremum Seeking Control with Dithering Noise for Plasma Impedance Matching....
September 30, 2021
Mechanical Engineering Professor Gerardo Diaz, Ph.D.,and his team, and Professor Rebecca Ryals, Ph.D., are turning agricultural by-products into a versatile substance known as biochar and studying the effects on climate change. Read more: https://abc7news.com/biochar-wildfires-...
September 30, 2021
... (excerpt from article) Preventing Wear and Tear on Mars Rovers Before humans even set foot on Mars, they will already have a cache of Martian rocks and soil to study back on Earth, thanks to the Mars Perseverance rover, which landed on the planet in February. The rover’s caching...
September 20, 2021
Shortly before the fall semester kicked off in person, 11 students were wrapping up their first summer on campus as part of the FACTS summer bridge program. FACTS stands for San Joaquin Valley Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools and Science. The six-week summer course, funded by the United...
July 29, 2021
With a new $20 million federal grant, UC Merced becomes part of a multi-institutional research collaborative to develop artificial intelligence — or AI — solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to water management, climate change and integration of new technology into...
June 30, 2021
Prof. Sachin Goyal was recently nominated for the secretary position of ASME Technical Committee on MSNDC. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has research interests in the areas of nonlinear dynamics of structures, controls and continuum mechanics with...
June 29, 2021
In July, Joseph Bello will present his findings for the prestigious Donald A. Strauss Foundation scholarship to United Spinal, the longstanding nonprofit dedicated to overcoming the stigma of disability and increasing inclusivity for wheelchair users. It has taken months of work to prepare, but...
June 21, 2021
A recent ME alum, Skye Rummer (Class of 2021), won the University Student Design Challenge by NASA!   NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently announced the winners of its University Student Design Challenge. “This year’s design challenge...
May 14, 2021
Since 2008, University Friends Circle (UFC) has shown its support to UC Merced students through programs that promote community interaction. One way UFC has been a critical advocate of the campus is by raising funds each year for UC Merced students and organizations through an endowed scholarship...

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