Goals & Mission
SpARC is the hub for spatial science research, analysis, education, visualization, spatial data archiving, and access to spatial science software and equipment for UC Merced and its partners.
SpARC leads faculty and community partner grants for research and other activities with a spatial aspect and collaborates on ongoing projects.
SpARC supports expanded undergraduate curriculum in geography and spatial sciences.
SpARC Executive Leadership
Haipeng Li - University Librarian
Donald Barclay - Deputy University Librarian
Shawn Newsam , School of Engineering (Founding SpARC co-Director)
Holley Moyes , School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Former SpARC co-Director)
Steve Shackelton , Academic Coordinator, School of Management
Karl Ryavec , School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Jeffery Jenkins, School of Engineering/Management
Nicola Lecari , School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Armando Quintero , SNRI
Erin Mutch, MGIS - Director, SpARC
Amy Newsam - GIS Specalist, SpARC
Zach Yinger - GIS Lab Assistant, SpARC
William Stanton - GIS Lab Assistant, SpARC