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.
The odds were stacked against Ruben Rodriguez. When the 27-year-old UC Merced student was still in high school, he was confronted with a sobering statistic that Hispanics receive only 5 percent of all doctorates awarded.
“That’s always stayed with me,” said Rodriguez, who was born in Mexico and came to the United States when he was 9.
Ph.D. candidate Emily Wilson discovered her passion for research in the natural sciences as an undergraduate student, fueled by a collaboration with the engineering dean and her powerful creative spirit. Collaborating with a dean – especially an interdisciplinary collaboration – is uncommon on other college campuses, but UC Merced provides the perfect environment for such partnerships and innovation.