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Dean's Newsletter

2018

Fall

The SNS community was deeply saddened when former faculty member, Jinah Choi, passed away on August 28th. Here she is remembered by Founding Faculty members, Rudy Ortiz and Henry Jay Forman.   Unfortunately, our dear friend and colleague,...
School of Natural Sciences T-shirts Donated to a Second Grade Class in Oklahoma are Worn Proudly During the School's "College Pride" Mondays     T-shirts from the School of Natural Sciences made it all the way to an...
  Meet Vanessa Ortega, Front Desk Specialist of the Dean's Office suite   As you walk into the School of Natural Sciences Dean’s suite in search of an administrator, a copy machine, or leftover snacks, it’s likely...
  School of Natural Sciences’ efforts at promoting diversity and academic excellence in STEM education received a boost this summer when two prestigious grants were awarded to SNS faculty. Together, these studies aim to improve retention...
Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events That You Won’t Want to Miss!   October 4th School of Natural Sciences All Hands Faculty and Staff meeting. 2:00pm-3:30pm in the California Room, UC Merced Main Campus.   October...
We Are Pleased to Welcome and Introduce the School of Natural Sciences’ Newest Faculty Members     Daniel Beller Assistant Professor Physics Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Dr. Beller’s research centers...
SNS Faculty Were Busy this Summer. Here Are a Few of Their Many Achievements...     Anna Beaudin was named a Pew Biomedical Scholar and was listed on the Merced Sun-Star’s “20 Under Forty” list of locals who are...
Erik Olstad, Class of ‘08     After graduating in 2008 with a degree in Biological Sciences, Erik Olstad went on to become the first alum of UC Merced’s School of Natural Sciences to attend veterinary school. Erik was...

Spring

Serving the local community is a key mission of the University of California, Merced. The School of Natural Sciences’ faculty and students are certainly committed to doing their part.  The Merced City School District recently opened the...
“How can I transfer my love of chemistry to a satisfying career?” “I’m a biology major, but I don’t want to be a doctor. What are my options?” “What exactly can I DO with my applied math degree?”...
The School of Natural Sciences recently celebrated our Outstanding Student Awards during a reception on April 20, 2018.  The students from each of our majors were selected by the faculty and celebrated for their academic and personal achievement....
RadioBio and its President Kinsey Brock were big winners at the 2018 Leadership Awards. Ms. Brock was awarded Organization President of the Year, and RadioBio was honored with the University Friends Circle Community Service Organization Award. So...
The School of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce our new Living Learning Communities, launching in Fall 2018.    Residential learning communities across the country have proven to increase student success in two ways.  First,...