Congratulations to UAV for winning 1st place at Innovate to grow.
Congratulations to the Vernal Pool Reserve Team for winning the people's choice award at Flash Talk!
The Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Learning is UC Merced's premier avenue for experiential learning.
The Skill Sessions Workshop Series helps participants develop technical and professional skills.

  Leave a lasting impact on your community and gain valuable hands-on experience through the Engineering Service Learning course. Students enrolled in Engineering Service Learning (ENGR 097/197) course work on multi-disciplinary teams to solve design challenges faced by local non-profit organizations and gain experience while developing hands-on professional and technical skills. Project teams are staffed and lead by students providing a real-word opportunity for leadership development. To learn more about our teams, click here.


The Engineering Service Learning course started as UC Merced's inaugural and unique way to structure experiential learning.  Through working on multi-disciplinary teams, UC Merced students from all majors and grade levels research, work side by side with non-profit agencies, government groups and educators to design and implement innovative engineering solutions to the meet real-world challenges faced by nonprofit community partners, and develop professional skills needed in the job market.  By capitalizing on the strengths of all disciplines represented at UC Merced, Engineering Service Learning teams are able to implement meaningful solutions that have lasting effects on their community and see professional contributions they can make to their community.