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University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo
November 7, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December.
Tier-1 transportation research centers approved for University
October 28, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University has received two Tier-1 University Transportation Center grants from Dept. of Transportation.
Campus to participate in Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday
October 15, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
550,000 Nevada participants, including the University of Nevada, Reno, will practice for an earthquake.
New data shows agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems
September 26, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Research finds new reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of steroidal substances in aquatic environments.
New unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering in spring semester
September 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering.
Concrete canoe team takes 2nd at national competition
June 25, 2013 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno civil engineering students paddled their concrete canoe to a second-place finish at Saturday's national competition.
Engineering students ready for national concrete canoe competition June 20
June 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Concrete canoe team to hold one last training session at Sparks Marina Saturday morning before leaving Sunday to compete in the 2013 Nationals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Nevada Medal for Bridge Engineering Winner Announced
May 23, 2013 • Staff Report
The 2013 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering was awarded to a doctoral student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology for his work on concrete beam strength.
Large earthquake simulated on two-story building to test nonstructural systems
April 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Multi-institutional earthquake engineering research project testing nonstructural elements in buildings
Student engineering team builds, paddles concrete canoe to victory
April 24, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The college of engineering's concrete canoe team took the overall win in the annual Mid-Pac Concrete Canoe Competition held April 19-20 in San Jose, Calif
University putting the E into STEM, makes engineering a K-12 focus
October 30, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
“Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh my.....do we have it WRONG!” lecture Nov. 8 at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center
Engineering students part of international exchange program in China
October 22, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Undergrads participated in an exclusive international summer camp for engineering students in China.
Engineering Dean Maragakis to travel to China, South Korea with Governor Sandoval
September 11, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dean Maragakis will travel with the Governor's trade delegation to China and South Korea
University’s National Geothermal Academy recognized for outstanding leadership
July 25, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada Reno's National Geothermal Academy was recently named a finalist in the Geothermal Energy Association’s Honors awards.
Foundation Professor Ian Buckle to lead national earthquake engineering group
July 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Civil engineering professor Ian Buckle has received the endorsement of the members of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) to be their next president.
Wolf Pack fourth in national concrete canoe championship
June 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Engineering team placed fourth in national concrete canoe competition,
Canoes made of concrete to race in national meet at University of Nevada, Reno
May 23, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
They build canoes out of concrete. Concrete they design and engineer so it can float. Then they race. “They” are 22 teams of students from around the country who will be competing here in the national concrete canoe competition June 14-16.
Trucks and curved bridge rock and roll in engineering lab
September 27, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 145-foot-long, 16-foot-high steel bridge in earthquake engineering experiments.
University of Nevada, Reno scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
August 4, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Landmark earthquake engineering tests in Japan could make earthquake-proofing technology more common in the US and around the world.
University’s team places fifth at National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 21, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team placed fifth in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2011 National Concrete Canoe Competition.
University to host 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 3, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno has been selected to host the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2012.
Concrete canoe team will defend regional title
April 8, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
Determined to maintain its momentum, University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team will attend the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) concrete canoe regional conference next weekend to defend its 2010 regional champion title.
State-of-the-art earthquake shake table model on display
April 5, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
The world’s largest earthquake-simulation shake table in Miki City, Japan played a large role in helping scientists design buildings that could withstand large earthquakes. The devastating earthquake in Japan three weeks ago was evidence of the country’s preparedness with most of the country’s skyscrapers and steel buildings surviving the deadly quake.
110-foot concrete bridge withstands 8.0 earthquake simulation
June 16, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
After a succession of eight separate earthquake simulations, a 110-foot long, 200-ton concrete bridge model withstood a powerful jolting, three times the acceleration of the disastrous 1994 magnitude 6.9 Northridge, Calif. earthquake.
Cities of the future take root in College of Engineering
April 5, 2010 • By John Trent
Years from now, when cities of the world have incorporated cutting-edge engineering and development ideas that make them sustainable and safe, residents can point to gatherings like January’s regional Future City 2010 Competition.
Surveying the Damage
March 17, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University helps produce data following Chilean event
Fox News features professor explaining Haiti earthquake
January 15, 2010 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada’s earthquake simulation engineering lab in the College of Engineering was prominently featured on Fox News Friday.
Suarez develops new solar distillation pond methods
January 5, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world could benefit from a new system being developed at the University of Nevada.
Engineering celebrates 25 years of shaking things up
December 18, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
It was a celebration of 25 successful years of constructing and destroying large-scale buildings and bridges.
"Forest Eye" fire detection system prototype installed
December 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory director is leading the installation, testing and maintenance of a novel way to monitor forests fires
Cal Trans turns to Civil Engineering for Bay Bridge repair
November 5, 2009 • Staff Report
Ahmad Itani had conducted tests on portions of the bridge at the Large Scale Structures Laboratory since 1996, and was a natural choice for the consulting role.
National Geographic Channel features Mogul earthquake swarm
November 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
On Thursday the National Geographic Channel is featuring the Mogul earthquake swarm that shook Reno from February 28 to May 2008.
Earthquake engineers make national, worldwide headlines
September 15, 2009 • By John Trent
September has been a good news month for faculty members in the College of Engineering.
New Nevada Seismological Lab director takes the reins
August 7, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory has a new director in Graham Kent.
Engineering's Loria, Dennett designated 'outstanding professors'
August 4, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
Teaching Assistant Luis Loria and Associate Professor Keith Dennett have received the Outstanding Professor award from the University of Nevada, Reno chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for their dedicated work in the classroom.
Learn how to make your business more energy efficient
August 3, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Small business development workshops Aug. 11 and 18 to teach businesses how to save energy.
Concrete Canoe team finishes fifth at nationals
June 22, 2009 • By John Trent
Members of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Concrete Canoe team did themselves proud during the 2009 National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Seismological Lab Hunts for Earthquake Faults
June 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Seismological Lab is beginning seismic surveying through downtown as part of a $1 million U.S. Geological Survey study.
Straw bale house survives shaking at large structures lab
April 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
It huffed and puffed, but the 82-ton-force, earthquake-simulation shake table could not knock down the straw house.
Pouring it all into the Future
February 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University engineers pour concrete to create their concrete canoe for the annual regional, and later national, competition
Researchers address tough topics at Tahoe Summit
August 14, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Scientists at the University, Desert Research Institute recognize graduate student research in new report.
Nevada team wins national concrete canoe competition
June 23, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
After winning regional competition, Wolf Pack advances and beats 21 teams in Montreal.
Nevada first in regional concrete canoe competition
May 2, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
For the third consecutive year, the University’s concrete canoe team will compete in the finals of the national collegiate competition.
Three grad programs rank in top 50
April 23, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
For the first time, a trio of Nevada programs are ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listings of top graduate programs.
The most contented University grad you’ll ever find
March 31, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Fresno-area man earns civil engineering degree 65 years after his class graduates.