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November 24, 2015
Professor Linda Hirst, with the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected to the executive council of GSOFT, the new Topical Group on Soft Matter in the American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest organization of physicists.   “This is a big honor and is very exciting,...
November 16, 2015
Three graduate students from the School of Natural Sciences have been named Dan David Solar Fellows through the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar), headquartered at UC Merced.    The fellowship began in 2007 through a generous gift from Sarah R....
October 30, 2015
The University of California, Merced, was plotted at the juncture of mountains, fields and urban sprawl with the mission of serving the diverse needs of the San Joaquin Valley region.   Little has changed with that philosophy a decade later as UC Merced flips the switch on a new era in which...
October 29, 2015
Almost $2 million in grants will go a long way toward helping Professor Christine Isborn and colleagues at other universities learn more about the molecular processes involved in capturing solar energy, energy storage and telecommunications for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense...
October 27, 2015
The University of California aims to lead the way to a sustainable future in the face of global warming, and UC Merced professors have contributed to a report that offers practical steps to help get there. “Bending the Curve: 10 Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate...
October 27, 2015
UC Merced undergraduate students can find opportunities to conduct research in a lab as early as their freshman year — what’s less common is getting that research funded.   Fourth-year biology major Adam Fishburn caught the eye of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM),...
October 22, 2015
Professor Danielle Edwards is part of a team of researchers that made a huge discovery recently about two groups of giant Galapagos tortoises — they are actually two different species. The team’s paper, entitled “Description of a new Galapagos Giant Tortoise Species (...
October 16, 2015
Professor Roland Winston has been tracking the Sudbury Neutrino Experiment since it began in the 1980s, because he invented the light collectors the scientists built to detect solar neutrinos.   “I just wanted to make sure they worked,” he said. Last...
October 7, 2015
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has awarded Adam Fishburn the 2015 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This competitive fellowship provides the opportunity for Adam to conduct research during the summer with his ASM mentor, Dr. Clarissa Nobile, Assistant Professor. The...
October 6, 2015
While many young women her age are thinking about their favorite shoes or who they’ll go with to the winter formal, Callie Nance, 15, is thinking about her favorite science organizations and her future as a physicist. That’s why the Dinner with a Scientist event at UC Merced last...

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