For Xiaolong “Harry” Chen, UC Merced is more than a university. “It is a friend and a companion,” he wrote in his application to be student speaker at Fall Commencement. Together, they experienced pre-dawn hours at Lantern Café, early evening discourses with friends, and 11 p.m. sprints to complete...
December 8, 2020
November 6, 2020
Professor Juan Meza, former dean of the School of Natural Sciences, has become the first Fellow of the American Mathematical Society from UC Merced. He is one of 46 Fellows inducted as part of the Class of 2021. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding...
October 7, 2020
Under Chancellor Munoz’ new program, one ‘hero’ each was selected from nominated staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. https://doyourpart.ucmerced.edu/big-cat-heroes
September 27, 2020
Our Alum Mario Banuelos was featured by Lathisms (Latinx and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences) as a prominent Latinx/Hispanic mathematician honoree for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020. https://www.lathisms.org/calendar-2020/mario-banuelos
August 31, 2020
UC Merced is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for research and scientific computing across many disciplines and a major expansion of its computing infrastructure is about to cement the campus’ status as a research computing hub. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supplying $700,000 and the...
August 23, 2020
At the 2020 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, Prof. Khatri presented computational simulations in the context of fluid flow to explore the competitive advantages of coral pulsations. News article in SIAM News
August 18, 2020
Welcome New Cohort 2020! (top row) Anna Kucherova, Asees Kaur, Daisy Duarte, Elsie Cortes, Enrique Mercado (bottom row) Jocelyn Ornelas-Munoz, Kyle Wright, Masato Terasaki, Natalie Meacham, Sarah Downs, Scott West
August 11, 2020
Our Ph.D. student, Christine Hoffman (adviser: Prof. Boaz Ilan), has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Computational Optimization of Concentrating Solar Devices". Congratulations, Dr. Hoffman!
June 15, 2020
It was, depending on who’s talking, a tumble into the deep end. A triage driven by exhaustive planning and exhausting, sleep-deprived days. A severing from the face-to-face culture that energizes teachers and learners. In just over three weeks, more than 10,000 UC Merced students, faculty and staff...
June 3, 2020
Two UC Merced Ph.D. students, a recent undergraduate and an alumna have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The...