Young people stared into microscopes and formaldehyde-filled jars this week in a UC Merced laboratory, where a growing science-literacy program worked to get them thinking about science careers. From Quanta to Quasars was founded and is run by UC Merced students, who aim to pass on science knowledge and spark scientific interest in Merced-area students. In less than a year, the program has moved from a few weeks of lessons at the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County to an effort in six classrooms on five campuses.
UC Merced received another Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, this time for the Student Services Building. The award brings the campus total for LEED certifications through the U.S. Green Building Council to 13. UC Merced continues to be the only campus in the nation with LEED certification for all its facilities.
Faculty, staff and students turned out Tuesday to watch the final steel girder attached to the top of the $54 million Classroom and Office Building 2, the latest construction on campus and which will house the newest in educational technology.
From understanding how groups of atoms behave at ultra-low temperatures to modeling how flocks of birds organize, the physics group is helping solve many mysteries and using the knowledge to improve technology – from computing to solar energy conversion.
The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to adopt a plan that would allow UC system leaders to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years if schools like UC Merced do not receive more funding from the state.
Teaching students to transform years of research and study into a profitable commercial venture that could bring jobs to the region was the focus of an event Thursday at UC Merced called “Global Entrepreneurship Day.”
Organizers expect nearly 1,000 people from throughout California to be in town this weekend to attend UC Merced’s first hosting of the Student of Color Conference, where students discuss their challenges.
UC Merced Professor Masashi Kitazawa wants to figure out if any environmental factors increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease – specifically, whether elevated levels of copper in drinking water play a role.
How patients perceive and talk about their illnesses can have an impact on how they recover and heal, according to a growing area of health research being furthered by UC Merced health psychology professor Jitske Tiemensma.
Professors and lab technicians are moving into a new building this week that will open next week to classes at UC Merced. The $88 million Science and Engineering 2 building could earn a platinum LEED green-building certification, the highest rating certified on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings system.
UC Merced’s newest building will be fit with the latest in energy- and water-saving technologies when it opens to students in the fall, according to school staff. The $88million Science and Engineering 2 building is expected to get a platinum LEED green-building certification.