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Professor Eric Walle discusses the importance of play with parents at the Kids Discovery Station.
Imagine having a group of parenting experts in your back yard - researchers who are constantly conducting projects that keep them on the cutting-edge of child development. And they are eager to share their expertise, for free. Parents in the greater...


Grants, Accolades and Awards

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Lace Padilla


Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS) Professor Lace Padilla has been named a...

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Lace Padilla

Physics Ph.D. student Md Mehdi Masud has been named an American Physical Society (APS) Student Ambassador.

Masud is one of 68 students from around the world who received this recognition and...

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Lace Padilla

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Saima Aktar Sumaiya was awarded a Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum...

Research Publications

Sociology Professor Paul Almeida and Sacramento State Professor Amalia Pérez Martín (UC Merced '22) published a new book in Spanish titled "Resistencia Colectiva al Neoliberalismo," translated to "Collective Resistance to Neoliberalism." The book highlights several dimensions of civic opposition to the implementation of free market policies, including: forms of neoliberalism; geographic distribution of protest events across world regions and time; and outcomes of movement campaigns.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Xiaoyi Lu and co-authors Professor Dhabaleswar K. Panda from the Ohio State University and Dipti Shankar, a former UC Merced Ph.D. student working at SAP in Germany, have published a book titled "High-Performance Big Data Computing.” The book, published by MIT Press, offers an in-depth overview of high-performance big data computing and the associated technical issues, approaches and solutions.

The atmosphere across much of the U.S. is demanding a greater share of water than it used to, according to a new study by a team including Professor John Abatzoglou from UC Merced, the Desert Research Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The study, published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology, looked at data from the past 40 years related to evaporative demand, a measure of the potential loss of water from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere.