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Powered by innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to enabling social and economic mobility, UCR is a dynamic catalyst for the continued growth of California and the nation.

We research new methods to improve the quality of our air, water, soil and food supplies. We partner with urban planners, government officials and law enforcement experts to combat crime and enhance public safety. We serve as an honest broker among legislative, regulatory and commercial interests seeking independent, data-driven facts and analysis.

We help develop the forward-looking social, economic, environmental and educational policies that serve an increasingly complex, multicultural, interconnected world.

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IMAGINE A WORLD OF ABUNDANT ENERGY, FOOD, NATURAL RESOURCES AND HUMAN CAPITAL. AT UCR, THAT’S WHAT WE DO.

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Professor Mary Droser’s NASA grant trains UCR undergraduates with data collected from NASA satellites to create climate change lessons for K-12 students in the local district.

UCR’s science fair mentorship program pairs undergraduate and graduate student mentors with 6-11th graders to complete science projects on climate change.

Professor Steven Clark’s students participate in crime simulations in order to study and understand eyewitness testimony in hopes to develop procedures that reduce the false identification rate.

Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan is the Director of the National Asian American Survey, which provides an ongoing window into the policy attitudes and civic participation of Asian Americans.

U.S. News & World Report (2012–13) ranks UCR 8th in the nation in diversity, 24th for best value, and 46th among top public schools.

UCR is home to the Water Science and Policy Center which brings together scientists, policymakers and government leaders to address water quality and scarcity challenges.

UCR and UC Davis have co-founded the One Health Center which brings physicians, anthropologists, economists, psychologists and public policy experts together to fight global disease, poverty and malnutrition.

Housed in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Robert Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies helps law enforcement and community leaders reduce crime and improve public safety.

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