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May 30, 2019
Wastewater methane reclamation for the City of Merced. Odor abatement in BART Plazas. Solar collection for oxygen generation on Mars. UC Merced campus drone tour. Skin test analyzer for Valley Fever patients. This might sound like a list of cutting-edge, high-tech inventions, which they are, but...
May 13, 2019
The undergraduate engineering curriculum at UC Merced offers students professional experience by participating in the senior capstone project, the Innovation Design Clinic (IDC). The IDC culminates in the Innovate to Grow event on Friday, May 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in an annual showcase of...
December 13, 2018
Identify a problem and figure out a way to fix it. For senior Jesus Perez, this is the overarching theme of UC Merced’s biannual Innovate to Grow showcase, and his project, the Mobile Maker Lab. About 30 teams from Engineering Service Learning (ENGSL) and Capstone Innovation Design...
May 2, 2018
The idea for a year-end event showcasing School of Engineering students’ original designs started as a scribble on the back of a cocktail napkin and culminated in the exhibition of 12 teams’ work.
February 7, 2018
The Capstone Design class for engineering students at the University of California, Merced gives students a chance to work on real-world problem-solving with businesses and agencies like BART. Click on the link to read more...
January 24, 2018
UC Merced alumnus Michael Urner, who was part of the campus’s 2013 Innovate to Grow competition, is one of five finalists in the University of California new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest.   Read more about the story here.
December 12, 2017
Innovate to Grow (I2G), the School of Engineering’s showcase for senior capstone projects and student ingenuity in engineering and entrepreneurship, is emerging as a twice-a-year event, thanks in large part to a $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo. “Historically a spring-only...
December 12, 2017
Innovate to Grow (I2G), the School of Engineering’s showcase for senior capstone projects and student ingenuity in engineering and entrepreneurship, is emerging as a twice-a-year event, thanks in large part to a $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo. Read more on the story here.
December 5, 2017
Wells Fargo has been a longtime supporter of UC Merced, donating nearly $2 million since its founding. UC Merced is distinguished by its trailblazing ethos, and the university has pushed the boundaries of innovation in ways that impact both the campus and the wider community. This is due in...
May 10, 2017
Equal parts competition and exhibition, Innovate to Grow highlights student efforts in engineering, design, entrepreneurship and education, and awards those teams whose accomplishments are especially noteworthy. Read more on the story here.

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