Zach Petrek, a second-year doctoral student in chemistry and chemical biology, can usually be found running experiments in the laboratory of his advisor, Professor Tao Ye. But this summer, he did something different — he went to NASA.
Petrek was one of seven UC Merced students to intern at NASA over the summer, an opportunity provided through MACES, the Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing.
Two startup companies run by UC Merced alumni have taken big steps toward the kind of success many entrepreneurs can only hope for.
At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the U.S.
As agriculture and food production achieve greater high-tech heights and resources such as water become more scarce, the country will increasingly depend on innovative solutions from its brightest minds.
One of California’s greatest energy challenges is finding innovative ways to lower natural gas consumption to help reduce gr