UC Merced Update

Research Week Poster Contest Winners Announced


Research WeekResearch Week, UC Merced’s annual celebration of faculty and student research, took place last month and was highlighted by a student research poster competition and a number of lectures and symposia. Winners have been announced in the undergraduate and graduate Student Research Poster Competitions.

In the undergraduate division, sponsored by the Associated Students of UC Merced, Desiree Sigala placed first. Ruth Adams was second and Catherine Le third. Each received a $50 gift certificate to the College Store and a certificate of achievement from the Office of Research, and each will have her name engraved on the Research Poster Winners Hall of Fame plaque.

The graduate division, sponsored by the Office of Research, was divided by school. Heather Orrell won for the School of Engineering; Ronald Pandolfi won for Natural Sciences; and Justin Hicks won for Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Each will receive a monetary award of $75 and a certificate of achievement from the Office of Research.