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Beyond the Classroom

Photo of students in class typing at keyboards.Recommended Advising Pathways

  • For academic and class questions, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with your Academic Advisor!
  • The STEM Resource Center is a great resource for students looking for tutoring assistance in Engineering
  • Check out our main students page for more information about career counseling, interview help, templates, and more!
  • Bobcat Advising is the academic advising home for all first year students in every major and all undeclared students in any class year. 
  • For graduate students, it's recommended to check out the School of Engineering Graduate Advising site!
  • As always, make sure to set up an appointment with your Career Specialist on Handshake

Academic Advising

Research Experience for Undergraduates

With National Science Foundation Awards by Research Area

External Research Opportunities and More


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Amgen Research Scholars

Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world’s premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists.



Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)

Faculty-mentored research is an integral component of undergraduate education at the University of California, Merced. Undergraduate research experiences provide numerous benefits to students, regardless of their future career choices. Students who have the opportunity to engage in research or creative projects develop skills in critical analysis, problem-solving, communication, and skills in understanding and applying research methods. It has been shown that engaging students, particularly first-generation and underrepresented groups, in undergraduate research both increases degree completion rates and participants are more likely to see faculty and graduate student instructors as positive influences who are invested in their academic success.