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May 15, 2019
Undergraduates Victoria Arias and Cydney Caradonna entered UC Merced through different doors. Arias was a freshman impressed with the campus and community. Caradonna was a transfer student and athlete sold on UC Merced’s championship women’s basketball team. Now they’ve arrived at the same place —...
April 18, 2019
Our Ph.D. student, Jessica Taylor (adviser: Prof. Boaz Ilan), has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Schrodinger Equations: Computation & Theory". Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!
April 16, 2019
2019 Grad Slam semi-finalists UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its Grad Slam competition on April 18 with graduate scholars presenting on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and antibiotic resistance to computer vision and mathematical methods for thermal...
April 3, 2019
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has named Professor Juan Meza, former dean of the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced, one of its distinguished fellows for 2019. SIAM said each of the 28 recipients was recognized for his or her exemplary research and outstanding...
March 11, 2019
The majority of people who die by suicide do so with firearms, and there were more firearm suicides in America in 2017 than there were homicides committed by any method. Combined. Those shocking numbers from the FBI and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are the impetus for two UC Merced...
October 29, 2018
Tucker Hartland, an applied mathematics graduate student at the University of California, Merced, spent the summer working on PETSc, the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific computing. PETSc is a suite of libraries developed at Argonne for solving scientific applications modeled by partial...
October 24, 2018
UC Merced is partnering with UC Santa Barbara and two California State University campuses — Fresno and Channel Islands — on a project to create a more diverse STEM faculty at colleges and universities nationwide. The quartet has been awarded a total of $2 million from the National Science...
May 23, 2018
A team of educators, policy makers and community members are working to bring a children’s museum to Merced. To celebrate the museum’s first pop-up exhibit, Merced For Kids, museum organizers are inviting members of the community to attend the exhibit’s family-friendly opening-night reception at 5:...
May 11, 2018
The dynamics of blood coagulation, evolution of language and carnivore foraging strategies were just a few of the many topics discussed at the third annual Central Valley Regional Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter Conference held on the UC Merced campus April 27...
April 23, 2018
When Mario Banuelos was 12, his mother took him into the fields to tie grape vines. The labor was tough and the wages were meager. After just one day on the job, Banuelos knew that his path in life would be different. He worked even harder in school and earned nearly straight As. His efforts paid...

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