Carlos Ortuno, Simranjit Grewal. Angela Macedo Andrade were selected to attend the 2016 Southern Regional Education Board’s 2016 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring from October 27 to October 30 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. They all have found this conference very useful for them. “As a minority it is inspiring to see and hear success stories of others and what they had to overcome to be where they are.” - Simranjit “Time management is important” - Angela “Be tough, not get stressed out”- Carlos.
MACEs fellows Som Sarang and Kat Nikolaidou have been selected for 2017 Southern California Edison Fellowship. Congratulations!
Dr. Li, an acclaimed principal investigator at NASA-Ames, who pioneered a carbon nanotube-based sensor module, the first space-flown nano-device, visited UC Merced.
Dr. Thomas I Valdez delivered a talk to over 80 students and faculty members at UC Merced on Monday, November 30th. Advances in fuel cell technology by both NASA and the automotive industry have broaden the use of this technology for a wide spectrum of robotic and mobility applications. The regenerative fuel cells that are being explored to power planetary orbiters and rovers will make it possible to conduct long-duration space operations. Dr. Thomas I Valdez is currently a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Thomas I Valdez is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at the JPL in Pasadena, CA. His career began in the summer of 1991 as a major contributor to the study of fundamentals of methanol fuel cells. Dr. Valdez has received various NASA New Technology Awards, patented his work on fuel cells, electrochemical sensors and energy harvesting systems. For more information about Dr. Valdez’s work or UC Merced MACES program, contact Jennifer Lu, PH. D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACES welcomes its first cohort of 5 undergraduate fellows who will join the center in Fall 2015. Selected from a superlative pool of applicants, the fellows will be mentored by MACES faculty and graduate students as they engage in research in the energy and sensing thrusts and map out a career path that may one day lead to NASA.