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GENERAL NATURAL SCIENCES

A Time to Celebrate

As the academic year comes to an end, we look to celebrate the success of another year. On May 1, 2017, we recognized the dedication and accomplishment of graduating undergraduate students at the school’s outstanding student award reception. This annual award ceremony began back in 2009 to recognize the contributions of the school’s graduating students. Fourteen students were nominated by the faculty in all undergraduate majors for their strong academic success and involvement in research.

Cultural Exchange Program brings French Students to UC Merced

As a part of the cultural exchange program, Horizons du Monde, a group of about 20 french middle school students were hosted by UC Merced staff and faculty for a week in February. The students stayed in the homes of many UC Merced faculty and staff as a part of this immersion program. A half day tour of the UC Merced campus allowed for the students participate in science demonstrations by the School of Natural Sciences insturctional lab staff and tour the research laboratories of Natural Sciences faculty - included Professors Rudy Ortiz, Sayanatani Ghosh, and Jessica Blois.

Supporting the Success of Student Organization Programs

During the last academic year, American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at UC Merced was able to purchase CPR Mannequins with the financial support of the School of Natural Sciences. Vice President of Membership, Andrew Betancourt said that this investment has been beneficial for not only AMSA members, but also students campus wide and prospective pre-health high school students.

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