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June 12, 2024

AI generated image of restrictions to money flowing from one thing to another
A study of fast-tracked government funds for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic uncovered bottlenecks at federal, university and community levels that undermined partnerships. Researchers, including UC Merced Professor Nancy Burke , made several recommendations to strengthen financial...
Photo of bio manufacturing research courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory © The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Collaborative (CBIO Collaborative) has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines program for "...
The team was EvapoInspiration won the recent Water Hack Challenge. It included five UC Merced students: Yulin Lin, Luis Fujarte, Carolyn Cui, Joshua Tapia, and Ryan Milstrey
Teams of students from throughout California converged on UC Merced the weekend of April 21-23 to spend 48 hours tackling issues surrounding a precious resource: water. The Water Hack Challenge,...
Graduate student Di An uses drones to assess soil carbon.
The new UC Merced Farms Food Future innovation initiative is investing in 10 graduate researchers to solve climate and community challenges. Their work is the start of a concerted focus in climate-...
UC Merced Professor Tom Harmon introduces a panel discussion of the university's Experimental Smart Farm at a symposium on the Future of Agriculture.
While UC Merced's Experimental Smart Farm is focused on technology and automation, it's also about machine-human collaboration. That was among the messages UC Merced's...
Erin Hestir, a professor in environmental engineering, is attending a global water conference.
A UC Merced researcher has a prominent role at a worldwide conference on water taking place at the United Nations this week. Erin Hestir, a professor in environmental engineering and associate...
The future of agriculture will be discussed at a summit March 30.
UC Merced researchers will discuss the campus's Experimental Smart Farm, as well as pressing agricultural issues, at a one-day summit later this month at California State University, Fresno....
A team of researchers published a paper on the varying needs for storing renewable energy.
As more renewable energy projects take hold in California, there is more need for effective ways to store that energy. A paper published by a UC Merced research team examines how the need for...
Professor Peggy O'Day
At UC Merced, mercury is a regional challenge that student and faculty researchers have been tackling for several years. Mercury was used to extract gold during the Gold Rush in California, and the...
Professor Rebecca Ryals and her students study soil organic amendments.
Professor Rebecca Ryals has made campus history by being named UC Merced’s inaugural Presidential Chair in Climate Change. The appointment was recommended by her peers and Dean Betsy Dumont...

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