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October 28, 2014
Zhijiang Ye, a student who works in the lab of Ashlie Martini, was just awarded the Northern California STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) Section Research Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. Read more.
October 18, 2014
Two University of California, Merced, students – Viridiana Murillo and Alexandro Perez-Tovar – won first prize in their divisions at the recent Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in San Antonio, Texas....
October 9, 2014
The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) has hired two UC Cooperative Extension specialists who will be based at UC Merced. Karina Diaz-Rios, specialist for nutrition, family and consumer sciences, joined ANR on Sept. 2. Tapan Pathak,...
September 29, 2014
The School of Engineering has hired four faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year, two of whom are mechanical engineers. The faculty hires reflect areas of rapid enrollment growth, greatest potential for interdisciplinary collaboration, research potential and other factors aligned with the...
July 14, 2014
Other UC campuses have drone research programs, but UC Merced might be the only one with two certificates of authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing students to fly autonomous, unmanned systems at higher altitudes and, possibly, in locations they...
June 1, 2014
Mechanical engineering students Xiaoli Hu and Hongyu Gao have both won awards this spring. Hu took first place in the student poster competition at the annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers in May. In April, Gao received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding...
November 4, 2013
YangQuan Chen's Mechtronics, Embedded Systems and Automation Laboratory (MESA Lab) is the featured cover story in the inaugural issue of UC Merced Magazine, a glossy publication produced by University Communications in the fall and spring. The feature story, written by professional journalist...
March 30, 2013
People don’t often think of deformation as a good thing. But when it comes to biofilaments – such as strands of DNA – it’s not only good, it’s necessary for the biofilament to complete its functions. When biofilaments twist, twine, bend or loop in the ways that...
September 25, 2012
A $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support a five-year investigation by University of California, Merced, researchers into environmental changes in marine lakes, including why some species adapt while others go extinct. The grant also is helping spread...
February 7, 2012
Professor Ashlie Martini was looking for the chance to make a difference when she took a post at UC Merced. Martini, now a professor in the UC Merced School of Engineering, was most recently a faculty member at Purdue University, home to about 40,000 students. But she wanted to work at a...

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