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.
Engineering Service Learning students engage in a variety of projects that benefit the community.
Student Winners take a group photo with organizers and sponsors at the conclusion of the 2014 Awards Program.
Innovate to Grow IDC Capstone Winners

Innovate to Grow 2012

A panel of distinguished judges and special guests pause for a group shot after a full day of competition and judging at the Inaugural Innovate to Grow event.

Innovate to Grow Judges

Inaugural Innovate to Grow Finals Panel in action.
Check out the detailed schedule for the Innovation and Design Clinic Final Design Reviews.

Showcasing Our Culture of Innovation at UC Merced

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



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

  • Innovation Design Clinic (IDC) : graduating engineers work on 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 event flyer (coming soon!). For more on the programs featured during Innovate to Grow, read more about our program and sponsors here.

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