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August 6, 2020

Early-stage entrepreneurs can learn how to build their businesses alongside a support network of startup and business experts through a new joint venture of the Founder Institute and UC Merced. The Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, and the UC Merced Venture Lab...
Student-athlete and leader Abbie-Leigh Meneses is preparing to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with an emphasis human biology and a minor in anthropology.
When prospective student-athletes visit UC Merced, soccer standout Abbie-Leigh Meneses is among the first people they meet. Not long ago, Meneses was a recruit herself, touring the University of California’s 10th and newest campus. She fell in...
More than 400 young women aspiring to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) attended last week’s Expanding Your Horizons conference. The event, hosted by the UC Merced chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, brought...
Four participants in the UC California Naturalist Program explore plant diversity on Cunningham Ranch in Merced County.
If you love California’s great outdoors and are interested in learning about the state’s natural history and ecology, unleash your inner John Muir by becoming a certified naturalist through a state program that’s offered at UC Merced...
UC Merced’s student-athletes shine on the court, the field — and in our community. This year, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised more than $1,000 for local foster youth in a coin drive. “Doing a coin drive was a great...
Female student addressing a classroom of high school students
A unique collaboration between UC Merced students and inmates from the Sierra Conservation Center is helping Tuolumne County attract new businesses. The Captivated Thinking Project — funded by the Foster Family Center for...
The Student Impact Fund can support student organizations who lead off-campus projects that address an identified community need.
During this year’s Give Tue UC Merced annual 24-hour campaign of giving, participants will have more options to which to direct their support, including a new fund that assists with the emerging and unique needs of student groups as the campus...
A large group of fraternity members pose in red shirts with uniformed veterans from prior world wars
Gustine’s Veterans Day parade has a been a Westside tradition for as long as most people in the area can remember. It’s also been a tradition for the brothers of Omega Delta Phi for as long as the UC Merced chapter has been chartered. Eight...
ASUCM President Salma Memon
When it came time to apply for college, so many of us scrambled to compile those lists of community service hours to bolster our resumes. Was there enough? Could I explain in my personal statement what this service meant to me?  From the time we...
Young students conducting a science experiment
When the University of California chose Merced as the site for its 10th campus, the dream was to make a difference in the heart of California. As the campus matures and gains national exposure through rankings and the Merced 2020 Project, its impact is...

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