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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...
May 21, 2020
UC Merced’s Graduate Division wrapped up its annual Grad Slam competition this week, announcing Physics doctoral candidate Boe Mendewala as its campus champion. The judges awarded two runners-up, Shayna Bennett, a third-year Ph.D. student in Applied Mathematics, and Melinda Gonzales, a first-year...
May 4, 2020
A UC Merced researcher and her lab have unlocked one of the mysteries that could lead to treatments — or even cures — for prion diseases in mammals. Prion diseases are a family of rare, progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans — such as with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or fatal...
April 30, 2020
Our Ph.D. student, Omar DeGuchy (adviser: Prof. Roummel Marcia), has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Large-scale optimization and deep learning techniques for data-driven signal processing". Congratulations, Dr. DeGuchy!
April 6, 2020
Although COVID-19 has changed everyone’s plans this spring, Graduate Division staff members rallied to make sure the campus’s annual Grad Slam competition — showcasing graduate student research — continued as planned. This year’s qualifying round was different than previous years. Each of the...
March 24, 2020
When you add UC Merced students majoring in math and science with a mentor teacher it equals real-life experience teaching in local schools. That’s one of the many goals of UC Merced’s CalTeach program, which aims to address the shortage of math and science teachers throughout the Central Valley...
March 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has ranked six of UC Merced’s engineering graduate programs in its 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today, a sign that the university’s reputation is continuing to build. “We’re particularly proud of this accomplishment given our campus is only 15 years old...

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