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December 12, 2012
Professor Carolin Frank is concerned with the inner lives of trees. She looks inside them to see whether microbes are part of – and perhaps even critical to – life functions such as growth. “It’s a pretty new field,” Frank said. “Most people think of bacteria...
December 7, 2012
Professor Christine Isborn is doing quantum chemistry at the speed of graphics. Isborn is using the same graphics computer cards (graphical processing units, or  GPUs) that make your Playstation games so realistic and movie-like to turn her regular old computer into a superfast supercomputer...
November 30, 2012
The undergraduate students in Professor Linda Hirst’s new internship course are getting an advanced education in science communications that could serve them well in their future careers. By condensing the latest scientific papers for Hirst’s Soft Matter World website, Science Writing...
November 29, 2012
Counting the number of species that live in the Earth’s oceans sounds as impossible as counting the grains of sand on a beach. But a global collaboration involving a UC Merced researcher and a graduate student is doing just that, and found that about a third of all the oceans’ species...
November 19, 2012
By Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online If you fell in love with the movie “March of the Penguins”, you are in good company. Francois Blanchette, a mathematician at the University of California – Merced (UCM) found inspiration in this masterful and...
November 15, 2012
UC Merced is where you will take the next steps into your future, whether your interests lie in the sciences, engineering, social sciences or humanities.    
November 8, 2012
Chris Swarth (pictured here), experienced reserve manager, and Steve Shackelton, former national parks leader, hired to shepherd acreage into a UC reserve, develop educational and research programs The effort to create a natural reserve out of nearly 6,000 acres adjacent to UC Merced has been...
November 1, 2012
Chemistry Professor Jason Hein and his students make a lot of compounds in the lab. They also make a lot of chemical waste. But Hein found a way to clean up the waste and reuse it, saving money and helping the environment at the same time. “I’m very excited about this project,"...
October 29, 2012
Chicagoan Chelsea Carey (pictured on the right) faced quite a change in choosing UC Merced for her natural sciences graduate studies. But she knew she wanted to work with Professor Stephen Hart for her environmental systems research. “I did a lot of searching (for a mentor) based on my...
October 22, 2012
We are proud to announce that three UC Merced undergraduate students won research awards at the recent conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Seattle.   All three students are SNS majors and part of the UC LEADS program....

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