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Sep. 21, 2016
Several members of the UC Merced SPS (Julian Cuevas, Will Delmas, and Bieito de la Fuente) recently participated in STEM outreach events at local elementary schools.  More info on their outstanding efforts can be found in the links below. Video from Fresno Unified Article in the Merced Sun...
Sep. 21, 2016
Graduate students at the University of California, Merced, will benefit from extensive new research, funding and training opportunities, thanks to two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling more than $3.25 million. Interdisciplinary groups of computational sciences researchers won two of...
Aug. 26, 2016
  Professor Jing Xu recently received an award from the NIH National Instititute of General Sciences to study the biophysics of cargo transport inside the cell.  Molecular motor-based transport underlies all eukaryotic cell function and organismal health; defects in transport have...
Jul. 27, 2016
One of the most stunning sights in Yosemite National Park has nothing to do with granite. It’s the night sky, Milky Way and all. But light pollution within the park can diminish that experience for visitors as well as change the circadian rhythms of flora and fauna. UC Merced graduate student...
May. 27, 2016
The following article is the main story in a six-piece package that appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine focusing on the research performed at UC Merced that relates to the brain. You can read the other stories, on consciousness, machine learning and artificial intelligence,...
May. 2, 2016
A proposal to conduct high-performance computing across science and engineering disciplines has won UC Merced and Professor Christine Isborn a research computing cluster that will be used for a variety of projects across campus. UC Merced professor Christine Isborn. Each year,...
Apr. 28, 2016
An interdisciplinary research team led by Physics Professor Ajay Gopinathan and Bioengineering Professor Victor Munoz have received a $5 million grant from the NSF CREST program to establish a Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) . CCBM's goal is to study how biological...
Apr. 26, 2016
Researchers at the University of California, Merced, won a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how biological matter like proteins or cells come together to perform specific tasks, effectively behaving as machines. The research — funded over five years through the...
Nov. 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,” Hirst said. “I...
Nov. 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...

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