Apr 26 2017
The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a new approach to enhance the skills and expertise of faculty and staff of Philippine universities and colleges, through scholarships, training and research partnerships with top-notch research universities in California, USA, in the priority areas of information infrastructure development (IID) and health innovation and translational medicine (HITM).With the support from PCARI, Professor Abel Chuang from UC Merced and Professors Rinlee Butch Cervera and Joey Ocon from UP Diliman received a two-year funding award to...
Feb 21 2017
The Center of Information Technology and Research for the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is an organization that cares deeply about the future of technological innovation to address social issues. The CITRIS student team this year had the opportunity to partake in the 2017 HackMerced to not only assist with the event, but to also take leadership roles.What Is HackMerced?The second annual HackMerced is a 36-hour hackathon and competition that provides individuals and teams the resources they need to create an app that is unique. The large-scale event welcomes students from other college campuses...
Mark Santiago, our Full-Stack Web Developer, and his team won The Best Domain Name hack.
Feb 15 2017
Participation by women in scientific research is rising—women now outnumber men majoring in biological sciences and the percentage of women awarded doctoral degrees in life sciences grew from 15% in 1969 to 52% in 2009. Yet women’s participation in other STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) still lags; fewer than 20% of undergraduate majors in computer science and engineering are women, and as they rise through the ranks, disparities persist. Women are still underrepresented in faculty positions, female engineers publish in more prestigious journals...