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NASA-funded Research Opportunity for UC Merced Undergraduate Students - Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES)

August 15, 2019 - 12:00am to September 20, 2019 - 12:00am

The Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES) is looking for undergraduate students to participate in research during the academic year.

Eligible students who meet program requirements will receive fellowship awards each semester. UC Merced undergraduate students in the disciplines of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering are invited to apply.

The research conducted by the MACES center encompasses two core areas: sensing and energy. We are addressing in-space energy challenges by creating highly efficient, compact and lightweight solar-energy-harvesting devices and developing high-performance energy storage devices and energy conversion devices, as well as reduction interface fricton for energy saving.

We are also addressing the acute need for highly sensitive, robust and compact sensing devices for planetary missions and for human-health monitoring. The research encompasses fundamental investigation and technological exploration.

Award: $1,600/semester
Program Requirements: 10 hours/week of research activity in MACES faculty lab and once monthly professional development workshops (two hours each) on the dates listed below.

Fall 2019
Saturday, Oct. 12
Saturday, Nov. 16
Saturday, Dec. 7

Spring 2020
Saturday, Jan. 25
Saturday, Feb. 22
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, April 18

Contact Academic Administrator and MACES Center Manager Nora M. Cole at for more information.

More information and how to apply:


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Merced Nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES)