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February 20, 2024
Professor Shahar Sukenik has been a faculty member for only 5 1/2 years, but he has already built an impressive resume, becoming a leader in his research field, an innovator and an exceptional communicator. Those qualities helped him become UC Merced’s first recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan...
September 18, 2023
Miguel Chacón-Terán was selected as one of 16 scientists from across the country to receive the 2023 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color, intended to support rising chemists of color while also recognizing their resilience in pursuit of scientific excellence. “Being part of...
September 7, 2023
Five faculty members from the School of Natural Sciences received grants recently from the Department of Energy (DOE) under its Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. To support research at minority-serving institutions and emerging research institutions, the DOE announced...
August 15, 2023
Being able to accurately predict how the climate will change in the future is one of the most important quests of our lifetimes. A key to better prediction is the fundamental understanding of how particles in the atmosphere are connected to climate and climate change. One way to do that is to...
July 12, 2023
Professor Michael Findlater has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a U.K.-based learning society that began in 1841 with the formation of the Chemical Society of London. In 1980, the four major British chemistry societies — the RSC, the Society for Analytical Chemistry,...
June 26, 2023
Megalodon was the biggest shark in the world — 50 feet long or more — and one of the largest fish ever to exist. It roamed most of the world’s oceans from 23 million to 3.6 million years ago. A new study by paleoecology Professor Sora Kim and colleagues shows the shark’s body temperature was...
May 25, 2023
UC Merced students Brianna Aguilar-Solis, Diane-Marie Brache-Smith, Sierra Lema and Sarif Morningstar, and alumni Diana Cruz Garcia and Anna Maria Calderon were awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The five-year fellowship...
May 23, 2023
Chemistry Professor Aurora Pribram-Jones is looking for undergrads to help her get the lead out — out of drinking-water pipes. She and a colleague at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) in Claremont are addressing a problem that plagues much of America — lead in the pipes that carry drinking water into...
May 16, 2023
Professor Sora Kim has received a CAREER award for her project that bridges concepts between modern and ancient marine ecosystems by integrating geochemical and modeling approaches with paleobiology. Kim is the 34th researcher from UC Merced to earn a CAREER award from the National Science...
May 1, 2023
Aneelman Brar wants to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Ph.D. student’s three-minute talk entitled “From Pollutant to Fuel and New Products: Recycling Carbon Dioxide” earned her bragging rights as UC Merced's Grad Slam champion and a $5,000 prize, plus the...

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