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Undergraduate Experience at UC Merced

Student & Alumni Success

September 29, 2022

Rising juniors this fall will have an unprecedented opportunity for stem cell research training that could lead directly to careers in stem cell science after graduation. School of Engineering Professor Kara McCloskey and School of Natural Sciences Professor Jennifer Manilay are leading a...
Sociology Ph.D. student Jullanar Williams Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence
UC Merced has awarded its second cohort of Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students from the schools of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Natural Sciences and Engineering. Their studies will contribute to...
Two UC Merced doctoral students and three undergraduate alumni have each earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). The fellowships are highly competitive, with annual acceptance rates of about 16% from among more...
Recent sociology Ph.D. alumnus Alejandro Zermeño is now an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Just seven years after it began offering graduate degrees, UC Merced’s Sociology Department has already begun shaping the future of the professoriate by placing 11 of its graduate alumni in tenure-track positions — five of those in the 2022-...
An elementary school field trip to UC Merced sealed the deal for Rajanae Jenkins. The sixth-grader liked its newly minted buildings and the easy drive from her Fresno home. Fast-forward more than six years. Jenkins is gathered with nearly 2,400 first-...
Incoming student Isabella Mitchell is seen wearing a UC Merced shirt.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Isabella Mitchell knew she wanted to move away from Lynwood after graduation in an effort to explore California. After...
Robert St. Martin is seen in his high school graduation regalia.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Robert St. Martin is proud of having been able to balance his studies, extracurricular activities and social life during...
Meet incoming first-year student Lizet Martin-Martinez.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming first-year students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Lizet Martin-Martinez might not have had any family role models for her college career, but she has no problem...
Incoming student Narciso Martinez Solorio is seen in a split image with a UC Merced building.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Narciso Martinez Solorio applied to 31 colleges and universities, including UCs and Ivy League schools. After being...
Christian Boyd, an incoming student at UC Merced, and the Beginnings Sculpture are seen in an image.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming first-year students for fall 2022 - a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Christian Boyd is ready for the next chapter of his life. The recent graduate of Brío College Prep in Los Angeles is...

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