UC Merced Update



Frontiers in Science

Learn about “The Drone Age” when Professor YangQuan Chen offers the first lecture in the spring portion of the Frontiers in Science lecture series at 10 a.m. Feb. 16, at Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater.

Chen, with the School of Engineering at UC Merced, will share his thoughts on the beneficial use of low-cost drones to the San Joaquin Valley’s future. For more information, contact Professor Michael Scheibner.

MTS Lecture Series

The Mind, Technology and Society (MTS) Lecture Series presents YangQuan Chen of UC Merced on Feb. 25.

There is no cost to attend the talks, and they are open to the general public. The talks are at 3 p.m. Mondays in Classroom and Office Building Room 110 (unless otherwise specified).

Feb. 25 – YangQuan Chen (UC Merced), All Connected Via Fractional Calculus

March 4 – Jennifer Trueblood (UC Irvine), Modeling Human Judgments with Quantum Probability Theory

March 11 – Stephanie Huette (UC Merced), Symbol Grounding in Abstract Language Propositions

March 18 – Jonathan Wallis (UC Berkeley), The Functional Organization of Decision-Making in the Frontal Lobe

MTS is presented by the cognitive sciences program and is sponsored by a gift from professors Robert Glushko and Pamela Samuelson. For information, email Anne Warlaumont.

I4Energy Series

Watch the webcasts of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society's (CITRIS) i4Energy lecture series every week throughout the spring.

Later this spring, UC Merced Professor Yihsu Chen will lecture, as will former UC Merced Director of Energy and Sustainability John Elliott.

The next lectures, which take place at noon on Fridays, are "Sustaining a Green Campus" with Lisa McNeilly from UC Berkeley on Feb. 22; and "Design of the Urban Public Realm to Produce Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability" with Louise Mozingo from UC Berkeley on March 1.

The CITRIS-LBNL-CIEE i4Energy Center focuses developing information technology systems that facilitate significant energy and cost savings.

The i4Energy Speaker Series is free and open to all, and is conducted at UC Berkeley.

However, here on the UC Merced campus, the lectures are simulcast in Science and Engineering 138.

You can connect to the live broadcast on your own, too, and ask questions live via Twitter at #CITRISi4E.

For more information, find i4Energy on the web.