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May 2, 2017
My name is Angelo Aragon and I participated in the NatureBridge program through CalTeach. NatureBridge is a 3 to 5 day outdoor education program geared towards grades 4-12 with its main goal to have students learn about environmental science in a more hands-on setting. Through CalTeach, I was able...
November 28, 2016
Hello my name is Angela Van. I am a third year majoring in Biology with a Human emphasis. I have had the opportunity to travel abroad the past two summers to Vietnam and Peru. Since there’s so much to share for both trips, I will just share my experience abroad in Peru. My trip to Peru was...
October 10, 2016
My name is Jeremy Mak and I participated in the California Ecology and Conservation program during Fall 2015. First, let me elaborate on what the program is all about. California Ecology and Conservation is a semester long course that provides students with hands-on field research experience hosted...
April 11, 2016
As told by Ted Baza, Academic Advising Mentor 1) What classes should I take over summer? We recommend that students take one major course as well as one “filler” or a less difficult course. This way the student isn’t overwhelmed with two difficult classes, and they will be...
March 7, 2016
Interested in becoming an Academic Advising Mentor? Learn more about the position below!   What are your day to day tasks? The primary task Academic Advising Mentors perform is meeting with students (mostly freshmen and sophomores) to discuss their academic path and answer questions they...
December 3, 2015
As undergraduate research assistants, as well as students of the University of California, Merced, running experiments, making it to class, and making sure you have enough time to do everything else in between requires a lot of planning. In this article Academic Advising Mentors, Jourdan Mason and...
August 31, 2015
Jourdan Mason Biological Sciences major, Human Biology emphasis My name is Jourdan Mason. I am a senior biology major with a human biology emphasis. I am a Southern California native who loves the beach.  If I’m not going to one of my brother’s water polo tournaments, I’...
April 15, 2015
           Most students that I meet have a misconception that, if you are a Natural Science student, studying abroad is not an option. That belief is completely untrue! Studying abroad was one of the best experiences I had as a...
March 23, 2015
Whether you are have too much or too little to do, there are some exercises you can do to better manage your time. Managing your time can relieve your thoughts from planning your day, creating a timeline for your projects, or even just help you become more efficient than you are now. Here are two...
February 20, 2015
Rachel De Vera Biological Sciences Advisor Hometown: San Jose, CA Alma Mater(s): UC Merced - GO BOBCATS! Major(s): Psychology How long you have been working at UCM: 4 Years (Started in F2010 as an RA on campus). What is the most important life lesson you learned in college?...

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