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About Us

    UROC Student Scholar Creed

    The UROC Scholar community is for high-achieving, motivated students who want to prepare for and excel in graduate school. Scholars take their academic work seriously, work hard to maintain good grades, and are actively engaged in faculty-mentored research opportunities. UROC Scholars are expected to represent the ideals of academic excellence by achieving to the best of their abilities and engaging in enriching academic and professional experiences throughout their undergraduate careers.

    Click here to learn how to join our UROC student scholar community

    Contact Us

     Student Services Building
       University of California, Merced
       Student Services Building, 230
       5200 N. Lake Road
       Merced, CA 95343


    Our Team

      UROC Director
      SSB 214
    Vice Provost and Dean, Elizabeth Whitt  Elizabeth Whitt
      Vice Provost and Dean
      Office of Undergraduate
      Education, SSB 310
      SSHA Coordinator
      SSB 222
      STEM Coordinator
      SSB 221
    Program Assistant, Estevan Beltran  Estevan Beltran
      Program Assistant 
      SSB 212
      Cecilya Barba
      Program Assistant 
      SSB 212
    Kaylyn Silva
    Program Assistant 
    SSB 212



    UROC Faculty Advisory Council

      YangQuan Chen
      Mechanical Engineering

      Gerardo Diaz
      Associate Professor
      Mechanical Engineering
      Robin DeLugan
      Associate Professor
      Valerie Leppert
      Materials Engineering
      Roummel Marcia
      Associate Professor
      Applied Mathematics
      Kara McCloskey
      Associate Professor
      Rudy Ortiz
      Biological Science
      Karl Ryavec
      Zulema Valdez
      Associate Professor