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May 6, 2015
It took UC Irvine graduate student Ashley Fong years to make significant advances in her research using stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle, but just minutes — three to be exact — to wow a panel of judges with a succinct explanation of her work and capture the championship at the...
April 30, 2015
One of the things that attracted Chelsea Coe to UC Merced as an undergraduate was the opportunity to do research. She transferred to UC Merced during her junior year, and worked in professor Teenie Matlock’s Interactive Cognition lab for the rest of her undergraduate career. When she...
April 28, 2015
Psychological Sciences student Anna Epperson and Environmental Systems student Ryan Lucas are at the state Capitol today with UC President Janet Napolitano and 20 other UC graduate students. The group is promoting the value of graduate research to state lawmakers for the annual...
April 27, 2015
Working with Suzanne Sindi, a professor of applied mathematics at UC Merced, Ph.D. candidate Jason Davis is trying to unlock the mysteries of prions and the destructive diseases they create. Instead of using a traditional lab, he relies on computer modeling and applied mathematics. It’s a...
April 23, 2015
UC Merced doctoral student Holly Rus will present the results of a study on social media and health communications this week during the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicinein San Antonio, Texas. Working with Professor Linda Cameron, Rus conducted an...
April 21, 2015
Most students who enrolled at UC Merced in 2011 are gearing up for graduation and starting to think about a job or continuing their education. Edwin Shen got a head start on the rest of his class, completing his undergraduate degree in just three years. He was accepted into graduate programs at...
April 10, 2015
UC Merced graduate students Theo Crouch II and Lauren Edwards recently were awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Jessica Ross was recognized as an honorable mention by the GRFP, while Patricia Cabral received an honorable...
April 10, 2015
This week marked the occasion of the first-ever UC Merced GradSLAM! finals. During the event, 10 graduate student finalists had just three minutes to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The goal of the competition is to increase graduate students’ communication skills...
April 3, 2015
The first annual UC Merced GradSLAM! finals are coming up on Tuesday, April 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 in the California Room. Our 10 finalists will have just three minutes each to present their research to our panel of non-specialist judges. The first-place winner will get $2,000 and will go on to...
March 25, 2015
UC Merced graduate student David Vinson recently obtained an intensely competitive IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award, which will provide $30,000 to support his research in computational social science through the 2015-16 academic year. He will also work with an IBM mentor over the course of the year....

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