Engineering Service Learning students engage in a variety of projects that benefit the community.
Team HiFIVE created an app that makes information about campus events easily accessible to all members of the UC Merced community.

Innovate to Grow Judges

Inaugural Innovate to Grow Finals Panel in action.
Seal Team 11 stand proudly alongside faculty mentor, Prof. Subramaniam (rt), ready to describe their Scholle Packaging sponsored capstone project.
Student Winners take a group photo with organizers and sponsors at the conclusion of the 2014 Awards Program.
Innovate to Grow IDC Capstone Winners
Lighting assembly (designed as part of an ME170 senior project) may one day be used to light interior of the National Ignition Facility at LLNL.

is the annual showcase of UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

This year 2016 marks our 5th annual Innovate to Grow event (REGISTER HERE!), encompassing the following three signature threads:

  • Innovation Design Clinic (IDC) : graduating engineers work on capstone design projects identified by community partners
  • Engineering Service Learning (ESL) : cornerstone experience to deliver real-world solutions with non-profit partners
  • Mobile App Challenge (MAC) : cross-disciplinary teams pitch their software solutions to help solve societal challenges

Everyone – the campus community and the public – is invited to Innovate to Grow 2016 on May 13th to see the amazing results of these projects. The work these teams perform will have long-lasting implications, not only for the students and partnering organizations, but also for the wider community, the state, the nation and, potentially, the world.

Click here for our flyer. For more on the programs featured during Innovate to Grow, read more about our program and sponsors here.

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