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March 6, 2019
Research Week is hosted by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at UC Merced, where some of the research being done at the university is highlighted in a variety of different ways. From open talks for the community to a STEM Fair for middle school students to lab tours, Research...
February 28, 2019
CREST Scholar and Ghosh lab member, Brenda Yu, received the Best Oral Presentation in the Nanoscience category at the 2019 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (ERN). Congratulations, Brenda! Biophysical Modeling of Nanoparticles for Localized Drug Delivery with Focused...
February 27, 2019
W-STEM hosted a workshop on February 26, 2019 titled, “Improving Workplace Climate: Responding to Harassment." This workshop was presented by Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe as part of the four-year, $1.1 million ADVANCE grant initiative. CCBM Programs Manager, Nora Cole,...
February 25, 2019
It sounds like an easy-to-follow recipe from the world of molecular gastronomy: Dissolve nanoparticles in liquid crystals and cool to form frothy nanofoams, tiny tubes and hollow microspheres. But what fifth-year doctoral student Sheida Riahinasab and physics Professor Linda Hirst actually...
February 22, 2019
Jeffrey Aceves is an excellent student. Always has been. He graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA and an Eagle Scout ranking. He graduated from UC Merced in 3 ½ years, having come to the campus with 20 college credits already completed. The Bakersfield native is driven, dedicated and not afraid to...
February 22, 2019
The CCBM recently added a new piece of equipment to its inventory: C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers!  "A C-Trap™, optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy, has been successfully installed at the University of California, Merced. The system is shared by the...
February 19, 2019
Two CCBM faculty have been given NSF CAREER Awards. Congratulations to Profs. Ryan Baxter and Anand Bala Subramaniam! To learn more about NSF CAREER awards, please visit the National Science Foundation website:  "CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is...
February 12, 2019
Los Banos native, John Solo, participated in the 2018 CCBM Summer Internship Program (C-SIP) with co-mentors CCBM Co-director, Ajay Gopinathan, and CCBM Project Scientist, Dr. David Quint. John's research project focused on "Computational Tool Bridging Image Network Extraction...
January 29, 2019
Imagine a cell phone you can fold up and carry in your wallet. When you drop it, nothing cracks or breaks, or if it does, it repairs itself. And when it’s time for an upgrade, the old phone will biodegrade instead of taking up space in a landfill. Maybe you’d rather wear your laptop or tablet in...
January 19, 2019
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, CCBM Executive Director Carrie Kouadio, CREST Intern Asmaa Mohamed and Mercy Medical Center Pharmacist Dr. Lisa Tarbell led presentations and hands-on laboratory activities for the AAUW Mother and Daughter Science Camp held at UC Merced. Around 25 fourth and fifth...

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