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March 12, 2013
A collaboration between a dean and a professor and a grant from the National Science Foundation have made UC Merced part of a national nanotechnology-biology hub that will expand both knowledge and opportunities for students in Merced. School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza and Professor Mike...
March 4, 2013
The theory that temperature limits how far up in the mountains trees can grow looks like it’s true, but not in the way researchers had expected. Working with Professor Lara Kueppers, UC Merced postdoctoral researcher Andrew Moyes’ examination of how warmer temperatures affect alpine-...
February 16, 2013
Graduate student Sharon Patris likes spending time at a lake in the middle of the forest on an uninhabited island in the western Pacific. The marine lake named Ongiem’l Tketau and informally known as Jellyfish Lake, is home to the golden jellyfish, a species Patris studies as part of her...
February 13, 2013
UC Merced lecturer Petia Gueorguieva asked a group of young girls why chemistry is important. "What do you think you can do with a degree in chemistry?" she asked the fourth- and fifth-graders. "Make medicines," one girl responded. The 13 girls and their mothers or...
February 6, 2013
A UC Merced professor is one of five finalists in an international challenge that could win him a $50,000 research grant and free access to a record-setting, ocean-going robot. Professor Michael Beman, with the School of Natural Sciences, entered the PacX Challenge, a competition designed to...
January 30, 2013
Dr. Carrie Menke gave her students in PHYS 137 (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics) the assignment of creating a video that explained some aspect of quantum mechanics to novices in a compelling way.  Check out this video that explains Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment and this video on...
January 30, 2013
Professor Christine Isborn asked her students in CHEM 112 (Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy) to create videos.  Check out their work here!
January 28, 2013
Professor Roland Winston knows a jellyfish that can help people see more clearly. But it’s not the kind found in the ocean. It’s one that’s about to earn Winston and UC Merced a U.S. patent, and is the solution to a problem that vexed many famous scientists. “Perfect...
January 8, 2013
The small-scale, cutting-edge work of graduate student Eric Josephs and chemistry Professor Tao Ye is providing an up-close look at the behavior of biomolecules. The two UC Merced researchers hope to help engineer new and better biosensors for medical uses. Now, a paper documenting some of their...
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...

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