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July 6, 2020
UROC is hosting an optional Virtual Research Showcase for SURI 2020 in lieu of the typical in-person Summer Research Symposium. This optional online presentation space is great practice for students to prepare for virtual (and eventually in-person) conferences and research...
July 2, 2020
Calling all UROC Alumni!   We are looking for alumni to join us in the month of July to network (virtually) with our current SURI Scholars. This is for UROC Scholars and Alumni from any program through our office. Visit the Form to confirm your interest and availability....
April 13, 2020
As the campus responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UROC office has decided to host the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) completely remote for this summer. SURI workshops and development will be online to provide graduate school preparation.  The Summer...
March 3, 2020
UROC is currently searching for graduate students to serve as mentors during our Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI). This is a wonderful opportunity for them to support the development of undergraduate student researchers and our previous graduate students have greatly enjoyed the...
March 2, 2020
Research Week at UC Merced is a series of events intended to highlight the research conducted at the institution to the broader campus and local community. We welcome everyone to participate in the events and discover the many ways research impacts our community. Below are a few UROC...
September 25, 2019
  UROC is making some changes! UROC-H is continuing our Fall selection and the application will be available October 1 through October 31. The application dates for other programs are moved to December 15 through February 17 to provide more time for students to access the...
March 8, 2019
Research Week is an annual event hosted by various departments at UC Merced in collaboration with the Merced Community.   Together, we celebrate the research conducted at UC Merced which fosters the development of students and faculty and extends growth from within the local neighborhood to...
January 16, 2019
The UROC Staff is happy to announce that the beginning of our newest program: SOAR. SOAR is the Summer Opportunity for Advanced Research. To be eligible for the program, you must have prior research experience that is non-course related. UC Merced students may also choose to conduct their summer...
April 6, 2018
Two UC Merced students were among a group of 22 University of California scholars who presented research to alumni, lawmakers, President Janet Napolitano and others to demonstrate how they are creating new knowledge while gaining valuable experience. Verenize Arceo of Winton and Julio Perez of...
April 6, 2018
Five UC Merced students brought home awards for their research at this year’s Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Diversity in STEM conference. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at UC Merced sent 26 scholars to present...