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Mar. 20, 2018
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its third appearance in the rankings, and this year marks UC...
Jan. 31, 2018
  Merced, California - The University of California Merced chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the first time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical...
Nov. 15, 2017
National security and a beautifully resonant violin have found a surprising link — a classic experiment in acoustics, recently replicated at the quantum scale as part of a collaborative project on quantum-enhanced motion sensing. UC Merced Professor Michael Scheibner and U.S. Naval Research...
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Oct. 6, 2017
UC Merced students visited Lick Observatory for a tour of the telescopes, lecture on the history of the site, and evening of observing through the historic 36-inch Great Refractor telescope. Prof. David Strubbe brought 14 students to see the site on Mt. Hamilton near San Jose, which is owned by the...
Sep. 20, 2017
On Sept. 22, MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and Stanford University bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash will deliver the keynote lecture at the first annual open house for UC Merced’s Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM), a National Science Foundation Center of Research...
Aug. 28, 2017
The 2017 meeting of the American Physical Society's Far West Section will be held at UC Merced on Nov. 3-4, 2017.  More information can be found on the the meeting website, and abstracts can be submitted via the APS website.  
Aug. 25, 2017
A new study published in the journal Science may have major implications for the future of water purification. Professor Aleksandr Noy and his research team at Lawrence Livermore National Lab found that carbon nanotube porins (CNTPs) — hollow cylinders made of pure carbon that resemble microscopic...
Aug. 17, 2017
As the frenzy surrounding the Aug. 21 solar eclipse begins to peak, physics Professor Wil van Breugel is using the opportunity to give Merced stargazers a crash course in the science and history of these astronomical curiosities. “It’s important for people to fully appreciate the science,” van...
Apr. 19, 2017
After a fierce round of competition during the GradSlam! finals on April 13, environmental systems student Byran Fuhrmann emerged as UC Merced’s new GradSlam! campus champion. For winning the competition — in which graduate students give 3-minute TED-style presentations of their research — Fuhrmann...
Apr. 6, 2017
Astronaut Tammy Jernigan, who completed five missions aboard U.S. space shuttles, will speak to students, faculty and staff in a special presentation during the annual open house for the Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES) Center. She is slated to speak about her experiences...

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