Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor
de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada
Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada
Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science
NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development
Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts
Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter
Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate
Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.
Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey
Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
Discover Science podcast: Ken Ono and "The Man Who Knew Infinity"
Renowned number theorist Dr. Ken Ono shares his deep connection to the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan in the latest episode of the Discover Science podcast.
University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program
Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort
College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe
Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1
Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions
Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors
Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?
Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Kyra Morgan '10 and '16
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.
What is quantum computing?
Physics professor Timur Tscherbul explains some of the intricacies of quantum computing.
New lizard defense mechanism observed
Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.
What were some of the atmospheric effects of the Tongan volcano eruption?
Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau explains the global impacts of the Tongan volcano eruption.
How to drive in snow and other lessons
Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.
Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon
From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars
High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States
Fleischmann Planetarium: a gateway to science
Reflecting on its rich history and looking toward the future, the Fleischmann Planetarium as it finds its new home in the College of Science
Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change
Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.
College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni
Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
Fire tornado prediction tools to be developed for public safety during extreme wildfires
Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and DRI launch new citizen science project to gather ashfall data
Psychometrics and statistical computing research funded by NSF
Assistant Professor Yinghan Chen's research will advance statistical methods for estimation in the design of educational assessment, psychiatric diagnosis techniques
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off
The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season
Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow
Blaize Abuntori acts on a simple idea, makes a big impact
Statistics and data science master's student receives the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award for launching the Reno Burrito Project
Anna Panorska takes a holistic approach to graduate advising
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Anna Panorska has received the University’s Graduate Academic Advisor Award
Goldwater Scholar Jacob Molina continues pursuit of "innate" passion for physics
Molina's research focuses on plasma and condensed matter physics under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Thomas White
NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’
Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions
Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist
Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school
Student Jayde Powell builds on a family legacy of community service and engagement
College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship
Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year
Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.
University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today
In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science
NSF CAREER Award recipient Thomas White explores the most extreme states of matter in the Universe
Assistant professor of physics receives funding to include undergraduate students in cutting edge physics research
Wildfire plume dynamics: Discover Science at Home series Nov. 19
College of Science public event moves online, high-intensity wildfires subject of third talk
Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety
EH&S safety program to recognize the role of teaching assistants and students receives national award
Working to protect the public’s health
EPA awards $800,000 to the School of Community Health Sciences for research into the distribution of chemicals within the body
Taking on COVID-19 with math and stats
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Paul Hurtado and Nevada State Biostatistician and College of Science alumna Kyra Morgan talk COVID-19 and how they’re using numbers to make sense of it all.
“Our lives should not be sacrificed this easily”: Camp Fire tragedy leads to new wildfire research
The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Hamed Ebrahimian a $2 million grant to develop novel wildfire risk assessment and mitigation tools.
Exploring the relationship between space, race and STEM attainment on the Discover Science podcast
Dr. William F. Tate IV speaks with the College of Science about his research revealing the uneven contours of the education pipeline.
Scientists develop numerical capability of laser-driven x-ray imaging
College of Science experiments validate numerical modeling method for variety of uses
Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today
The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt
Department of Chemistry’s Yftah Tal-Gan receives the 2020 Foundation Early Career Innovator Award
In his first five years, the chemical biologist has led important research on bacterial communication and raised the bar for grant funding
What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?
The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function
Shedding new light on black hole behavior
Physics department assistant professor part of international team that tracked jets ejected from black hole
At the Putnam Mathematical Competition and Intermountain Math Competition, the University's team showed up strong
Between the two competitions, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics brought home numerous prizes and accolades.
A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae
Prestigious science journal publishes College of Science researchers’ milestone findings
Young alum Zachary Brounstein is moving forward and giving back
Brounstein, Class of 2016, endowed the Zachary R. Brounstein Scholarship fund.
Building it bigger
Department Chair Tin-Yau Tam on his growing Mathematics & Statistics Department
Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms
The Chemistry Demonstration Series, launched by a professor-student duo, ignites a passion for science in K-12 learners.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni
The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded to alumnus Rick Kraus
Department of Physics alumnus Rick Kraus ('07) was awarded the PECASE for materials and planetary science research
Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump
Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day
Big data brings new era for tracking wildfire smoke and predicting air quality
The interdisciplinary research is between University researchers in the College of Engineering and the College of Science, along with associates at the College of William and Mary
New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings
University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education
The Lady Muckers take on the 41st Annual International Collegiate Mining Competition
The Mackay Muckers had enough female recruits for both men's and a women's teams for the first time in five years.
Adjustable tinted windows now electronically controlled
Chemistry professor creates new technology for vastly improved smart window performance
A place in history: the Mackay School
A look back at some remarkable images from the Mackay School's past.
Environmental discoveries, men's hoops lead most popular stories of 2018
Lahontan cutthroat trout species re-discovery was the most clicked on Nevada Today story in 2018
The Promise of Chemical Ecology
The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology welcomes Dr. Paul Cox at December 2018 Launch Symposium
Scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire
Climate, weather set the stage for uncontrollable inferno in Redding, California
Decoding the mind
Mathematics & Statistics Assistant Professor Mihye Ahn on her research and rise in academia
College of Engineering announces big data minor
The interdisciplinary minor has valuable skills that local businesses need
Geography students help Reno refugees cultivate roots through community garden
Service learning opportunities offered in the geography department at the University of Nevada, Reno has students building community ties for marginalized populations
The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology opens, supports collaboration across disciplines
The Hitchcock Center will formalize and enhance the highly successful interdisciplinary and international collaborations in the fields of chemical ecology and natural products chemistry.
University adds 13 new academic programs
New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers
Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond
Smart Window technology, adjustable tinted glass, offers energy saving solutions
University’s Christopher Barile discusses how smart windows can be the future of windows
Chalifoux, Snow named 2018 Regents’ Rising Researchers
Recognized for early successes and discoveries in research fields of chemistry, psychology
Innovation and commercialization: Chemistry research by Tom Bell has global impact
2018 Foundation Established Innovator Awardee is working with compounds that have the potential to save lives and improve health
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research (May 2018)
Through Community-Based Research, students explore problems and offer understanding, tools and ideas to make a difference
Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country
Sugar Bowl Resort, University partner to study regional weather, climate and water impacts for California and Nevada
College of Science talks with S. James Gates, Jr.
S. James Gates, Jr. talks about his career, the physics question that has become his "white whale," and what fulfills him most in life.
The messy history of pristine landscapes
Researchers reconstruct the relationship between changing sociopolitical conditions and their effect on the landscape.
S. James Gates Jr. to speak at the College of Science March 8
World-renowned theoretical physicist S. James Gates Jr. is known for his research on supersymmetry as well as his advocacy for diversity in education.
Mineral Monday: Fulgurite
Each Monday, explore the many amazing minerals, fossils and historical objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.
New program awards chemistry lab safety
Three Teaching Assistants recognized for their success in undergraduate chemistry lab safety
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate
Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality
Two faculty members named AAAS Fellows
David Leitner and Wei Yan receive national recognition for their distinguished contributions to science
NASA Chief Scientist Julie Robinson visits with students, community
College of Science and Davidson Academy students and professors meet with Julie Robinson prior to her lecture
19 new programs join University academics
New programs include a doctorate in mathematics, a major in dance, a minor in Middle Eastern studies and more
One step closer to defining dark matter, celebrate Dark Matter Day
Cross-campus collaboration brought together a quantum physicist and a geophysicist to look for particles
College of Science professor seeks to answer the mysteries of the universe
Experimental physicist and professor, Andrew Geraci, studies ultralight matter at the College of Science
College of Science talks Diversity, Space, Superstrings, HIV
Discover Science Lecture Series begins its seventh year at Nevada
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization
Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program
University collaboration leads HIL Applied Medical to name Reno as North American headquarters
Win-win-win: Nevada Terawatt Facility hosts research, Israeli-based company invests in equipment and proton-therapy advances for cancer treatment
Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry
Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy
Meet more of the University's student and faculty Regents’ award winners
University honorees receive Teaching Award, Academic Advising Awards and Student Scholar Awards; in addition to Regents' Researcher and Rising Researcher of the Year
The University invites you to a 'Day at the Museum'
11 museums covering a range of interests will participate in the campus-wide event
Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds
College of Science-led multi-institution study focuses on southwest United States
University scientists unite to study biodiversity with help of NSF grant
The five-year grant will fund research on interactions between insects, microbes and their environment
Ambitious, University-led effort explores mobility technologies
Coalition of partners launches Intelligent Mobility to develop and test solutions for safe, clean and efficient transportation in Reno-Sparks-Carson ‘Living Lab’
What Namibia can teach us
University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Jill Heaton's work in the southern African nation benefits students both there and here
The University offers new undergraduate and graduate level programs
Among others, the University will offer a bachelor’s degree in dance, thanks to popular demand
University adds 16 new academic programs
New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging
Plants may be key to new medicines with chemical ecology program
College of Science researchers looking for solutions to world’s need for new medicines
Nevada Scholars Signing Days celebrate 8 years
The University includes 50 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 300 Presidential Scholars - and growing
Tibbitts 2016 Award winners: Two disciplines, two human-based approaches
Don Hardy in English and Sarah Cummings in Chemistry, the University's finest teachers for 2016, share many common traits
Motivated senior becomes the University’s 9th Barry Goldwater Scholar
Brandon Rasmussen receives scholarship to pursue research in geophysics and geology
Autonomous car finishes record-setting trip in Mexico
University of Nevada, Reno math professor, researcher successfully rides from Nogales to Mexico City
Steven DelaCruz named University’s 2015 Herz Gold Medalist
Canyon Springs High School graduate caps academic career as top-achieving student
Governor calls on University drought experts
As appointees to the Nevada Drought Forum, Doug Boyle and Mark Walker will help set the course to water sustainability for Nevada
Mathematics comes to life in a musically entertaining evening of education
Award-winning professor David Kung featured in Discover Science Lecture Series.
Statisticians play “Moneyball” to accurately predict how weather impacts baseball
University of Nevada, Reno student and faculty member find temperature directly impacts Major League Baseball teams and how they perform at home, on the road and in different stadiums
University leaders applaud Tesla gigafactory decision
Colleges contributes to economic development through workforce development, research, and industry collaboration
Young students play at computer programming and 3D design in NCLab summer camp
Professor makes learning mathematics and logic fun for elementary, middle and high school students
Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19
International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments
University’s College of Science debuts first art exhibit
Half of Nevada’s counties represented in 85 scenic photos available to public
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings
University alumna receives prestigious mathematics research fellowship
Deanna Needell will continue her studies on signal and image processing and compression
Physics professor visits University to discuss education transformation
Noah Finkelstein will give lecture on improving student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes
David Leitner's paper in Chemical Physics chosen for 80th anniversary collection
Groundbreaking work in computational methods to locate signaling pathways in proteins featured
Electrochemistry professor awarded $650,000 CAREER chemistry grant
University of Nevada, Reno’s Mario Alpuche, receives five year grant from National Science Foundation
Using Lake Tahoe photographs to blend art and science
Peter Goin has been using his photographs and those of others to research the visual history of Lake Tahoe for 25 years.
Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard
College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries
A chemist who's more than a chemist
Chemistry Professor David Leitner's well-rounded career now includes being named a prestigious American Physical Society fellow
2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology guides “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake"
Geography Club to host Radical Reels Film Festival Sept. 19
University student club offers high-adrenaline film night to fund educational events
Joe Cline named Vice Provost
Joe Cline, professor of chemistry and College of Science assistant dean, has been named vice provost, undergraduate education
Goldwater Scholar awarded prestigious national fellowship
University of Nevada, Reno student Anna Koster awarded major awards for excellence in academics, research
University of Nevada, Reno team places second at regional math competition
Math team gets competitive and shows a strong performance in the toughest Intermountain Math Competition yet
Broadening the Family Tree
River network study links mathematics, statistics and science
The Meticulous Mapmaker
Nationally recognized map maker dodges bear to study at the University