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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  uroc@ucmerced.edu
       1-209-228-4245
       University of California, Merced
       Student Services Building, 230
       5200 N. Lake Road
       Merced, CA 95343

     

    Our Team

      UROC Director, SSB 214
      UC LEADS & CAMP 
      Coordinator
     
    Vice Provost and Dean, Elizabeth Whitt  Elizabeth Whitt
      Vice Provost and Dean
      Office of Undergraduate
      Education
      SSB 310
      UROC-H & MARC, SSB 222
      Coordinator
     
      Kaylyn Silva
      Program Assistant
      SSB 212
    Program Assistant, Estevan Beltran  Estevan Beltran
      Program Assistant 
      SSB 212
      Cecilya Barba
      Program Assistant 
      SSB 212

     

     

    Graduate Mentors

    Hala Alnagar
    SSHA Grad Mentor
    Office Hours: SSB 215
               Tues. 12pm - 3pm
               Thurs. 1pm - 4pm
    Maria Mora
    SSHA Grad Mentor
    Office Hours: SSB 215
               Mon. 9am - 12pm
               Fri. 9am - 12pm

    Melanie LeGro

    STEM Grad Mentor
     
     
    Office Hours: SSB 215
               Mon. 1pm - 4pm
               Wed. 9am - 12pm
    Kristen Valentine
    STEM Grad Mentor 
     
     
     
    Office Hourse: SSB 215
               Tues. 8am - 11am
               Thurs. 9am - 12pm

     

     

    UROC Faculty Advisory Council

      YangQuan Chen
      Professor
      Mechanical Engineering

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