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UC Merced Becomes Drone Use Policy Hub

The drone research lab at the University of California, Merced, has catapulted the campus to the leading edge of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) field, and now the campus has been chosen as the new hub for UC systemwide policies, procedures and training protocols.

School of Engineering doctoral candidate Brandon Stark will serve as director of the newly formed Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety, which is being funded by the UC Office of the President. His full appointment begins in May.

Symposium Features Faculty Research on the ‘Developing Child’

UC Merced will host its third annual Symposium on the Child and Family on April 30, offering hours of talks by researchers on the theme of “The Developing Child in a Developing World.”

The symposium has grown throughout its three years, said co-organizer and Professor Jeff Gilger, and this year is no exception. Gilger said the topics that will be presented should be of particular interest to parents and educators throughout the region.

Many UC Merced faculty members will be speaking about their research, including:


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