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March 23, 2021
Name: Allen Kalampukattussery Year: Third year Major: Biological Sciences, Human Biology emphasis Hometown: San Jose What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? I am currently working on a project in Professor Gordon Bennett’s lab where I work on animal-microbe...
March 22, 2021
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Marie-Odile Fortier’s plan to make more accurate assessments of renewable energy systems’ carbon footprints has made her the fifth UC Merced recipient of the prestigious CAREER award this year. The award comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF...
March 18, 2021
A computer science lab focused on making human-computer interaction easier for people of all abilities has developed a digital lip-reader complete with its own repair system so the software can continue learning from its user. LipType, a new invention from Professor Ahmed Sabbir Arif and his lab...
March 18, 2021
Name: Austin John Escobar Year: Third year Major: Biological Sciences with Human Emphasis; minor in Education Hometowns: Dublin, Calif., and Manila, Philippines What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? I have two I want to share. The first was a being student in...
March 18, 2021
Covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals could save billions of gallons of water and generate renewable power for the state every year, according to a new study. The study was published in the journal Nature Sustainability. Professors Roger Bales, Joshua Viers and Tapan Pathak authored...
March 16, 2021
Physics Professor Dustin Kleckner has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research — the third in his department this year. He studies how optical and acoustic binding controls interactions between/among particles and how it manipulates them into self-...
March 12, 2021
Graduate student Betsabel Chicana ’s research into understanding how the immune system works when there’s a problem inside the bones has earned her a prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Chicana, a fifth-year Quantitative and Systems Biology Ph.D. candidate who...
March 11, 2021
Name: Erika Estrada Rodriguez Year: Third Year Major: Sociology Hometown: Panorama City What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? During my time at UC Merced, I have been able to be part of the Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (UROC-H) program cohort of...
March 10, 2021
UC Merced master’s student Selina Brinkmann has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University — a first for the campus. “A Rhodes Scholarship being awarded to one of our UC Merced engineering students is an amazing first,” School of Engineering Dean Mark Matsumoto said. “This...
March 9, 2021
Physics Professor Daniel Beller has received a CAREER award for his research into how complex organization arises from simple physical interactions for biological cells or polymers assembled in large numbers. He is the 26th researcher from UC Merced and the sixth from the Department of Physics —...

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