News and Announcements

 first bridge at EEL

70-foot-long concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes

7/15/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the new Earthquake Engineering Lab.

 earthquake lab open house

University’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab celebrates with grand opening

6/24/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
The move is complete and experiments are underway in the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory.

 2014 concrete canoe competition

College of Engineering concrete canoe team takes first at National competition

6/23/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe competition team won first place in the national competition Saturday in Pennsylvania beating 22 other top universities from around the country.

 UAS summer camp

Students test fly mini-copters in inaugural UAS summer camp

6/20/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
Local high school students launched bottle rockets, learned about aeronautics, propulsion and robotics; and piloted baby drones in the first ever engineering UAS summer camp.

 mid-pac canoe race

Engineering's concrete canoe team ready to race in national competition

6/13/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team heads to the National Concrete Canoe Competition this week to face 22 other top universities from around the country.


Student housing plan takes on seismic safety improvements

5/29/2014 • Staff Report
Long-term plan calls for construction of new, large-capacity residential hall and retention of historic, architectural characteristics.


University of Nevada, Reno honors 2014 Foundation Professors

5/8/2014 • Roseann Keegan
Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees engraved in University’s granite pillars.

 Tom Seal

Twelfth annual Engineers Day brings nearly 300 students to campus

4/25/2014 • Patrick Harris
Reno middle schools visit University for engineering workshops and demonstrations.

 Soil Tank test area

Breaking new ground in pavements engineering

4/25/2014 • Kirstin Swagman
University researchers employ novel methods to test pavement performance

 innovation day

Engineering students to showcase senior design course innovations for businesses, investors

4/24/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
Fifty projects will be showcased in the Senior Capstone Innovation Day Friday, May 2 at the Lawlor Events Center.

Spring construction update: here’s what’s shaking at the University

4/22/2014 • Nicole Shearer
Earthquake Engineering Lab plans opening, demolition for the new residence hall complete and construction set to commence on the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center.

 MidPac team

Concrete canoe team dominates regionals with first-place win

4/7/2014 • Natalie Savidge
University’s team heads to nationals for ninth year in a row after sweeping the competition in all canoe categories.


Campaigns, cups and canoes

4/4/2014 • Patrick Harris
Students learn teamwork and gain real-life experience in collegiate competitions.


College of Engineering concrete canoe team ready to race

3/25/2014 • Patrick Harris
Team of 16 engineering students form five teams for three races in regional Mid-Pacific Conference.

 graduate studies

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

3/14/2014 • Jane Tors
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

 engineering lab update

Large shake tables being placed in College of Engineering's expanded quake engineering lab

2/25/2014 • Mike Wolterbeek
Three 14- by 14-foot, 27-ton table platens were lifted and placed onto their base mats in the new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory.

 Scott Tyler

University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo

11/7/2013 • Patrick Harris
Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December.

 Zong Tian

Tier-1 transportation research centers approved for University

10/28/2013 • Mike Wolterbeek
The University has received two Tier-1 University Transportation Center grants from Dept. of Transportation.

 New PSA System

Campus to participate in Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday

10/15/2013 • Patrick Harris
550,000 Nevada participants, including the University of Nevada, Reno, will practice for an earthquake.

 Ed Kolodziej

New data shows agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems

9/26/2013 • Mike Wolterbeek
Research finds new reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of steroidal substances in aquatic environments.

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