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Dev Chidambaram, dressed in a gray/blue suit, stands on the walkway between LME and the Quad.
Nevada partners with Idaho National Lab, Penn State on nuclear reprocessing project

Researchers studying the potential use of more cost-effective materials to reprocess nuclear waste

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Engineering moves up in the U.S. News Best Graduate School ranking

College plans to add industrial engineering program, new aerospace degrees

Jada Okaikoi smiles in front of a brick building.
Making their MARC: Jada Okaikoi

Okaikoi is part of the second cohort in the MARC program

Mano Misra and Pradeep Menezes standing in a lab.
Engineering faculty researching solutions for the safe storage of spent nuclear fuels

Pradeep Menezes and Mano Misra lead $500,000 NRC-funded project

Caldor Fire burn scar
Lake Tahoe Wildfire Summit explores interdisciplinary solutions

University of Nevada, Reno researchers and scholars share their expertise and collaborate on potential wildfire management solutions

Head shots of Hamed Ebrahamian, Krishna Pagilla and Alireza Tavakkoli.
University recognizes Engineering researchers this spring

Ebrahamian, Pagilla and Tavakkoli acknowledged at Honor the Best May 14

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Engineering confers 402 degrees on May 17

Students, faculty recognized this spring

Mridul Gautam speaks at a podium with a power point slide behind him with a photo of Alireza Tavakkoli, Foundation Early Career Innovator
2024 Research & Innovation Awards

Honoring faculty through awards and fellowships

A student shakes hands with a University police officer across a table during a tabling event where the app is on display.
Ur Next Route: Revolutionizing campus safety with innovation and inclusivity

Students combine innovative technology and collaborative efforts to create a safety app at the University of Nevada, Reno

Anna Urias and Raphael Cohen
Herz Gold Medal awarded to Anna Urias and Raphael Cohen

The Herz medal is the University's most prestigious student academic honor

Jay and Nathan Thom standing in front of the Cleanroom in the William Pennington Engineering Building
Father and son set to receive doctoral degrees May 17

College of Engineering will graduate Jay and Nathan Thom with Ph.Ds in Computer Science & Engineering

Alessandro Ralls stands in front of the Palmer Engineering building.
Mechanical Engineering doctoral graduate receives Sam Lieberman Scholarship Award

Alessandro Ralls hopes to continue his career in the mechanical engineering field

Thomas Selmi and Dev Chidambaram standing outside of the William Pennington Engineering Building,
Student wins $169,000 DOE fellowship to pursue a doctoral degree in nuclear materials

Broad experience led Thomas Selmi to specific area of study

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Researchers, water managers gather to discuss challenges facing Truckee River watershed

Conference hosted by NWII draws stakeholders from around the region

Sami Fadali sitting in a chair holding a textbook.
New textbook tailored to Electrical Engineering grad students and practicing engineers

Professor Sami Fadali publishes “Introduction to Random Signals, Estimation Theory, and Kalman Filtering”

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Grads of the Pack: Tommy Kaps

Engineering’s CREATE program sets student up for success in wastewater research

Headshot of Professor Jihwan Yoon in front of trees and grass.
NSF CAREER Award recipient Jihwan Yoon is developing device prototype to help patients with mental health conditions

Yoon is creating more accessible neurological treatment options

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Engineering welcomes potential transfer students

New EPACT program helps streamline the transfer process for engineering students

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NASA astronaut Eileen Collins shares stories at Women in Space event

Selected for the astronaut program in 1990, Collins was the first woman to pilot the space shuttle Discovery

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Civil and Environmental Engineering shows its potential to industry partners at Infrastructure Forum

Research centers and labs showcased at March 18 event

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Industry, academia work to develop new industrial engineering program

Curriculum, student internships discussed at March 14 forum

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College of Engineering seeks collaboration with area schools

Engineering Associate Dean Brandon Weeks enjoys short stint as Incline High School principal

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Engineering alumna shares her story at Society of Women Engineers event

Carolyn Barbash delivers keynote address at Evening with Industry

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Engineering grad student wins award from the American Chemical Society

Anil Timilsina recognized for research on the environmental chemistry in soil

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University team working on smartphone-based technology that could help doctors diagnose health conditions

Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoshan Zhu receives NSF grant for project

Maryam Sarmazdeh, David Cantu and Ana Bettencourt standing in front of a brick building
University team is studying ways to purify rare earth elements necessary for smart phones and other technological devices

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor David Cantu leads DOE-supported project

Russell Renzas standing outside the cleanroom next to an electronic screen that reads "Nanofabs: Where chips are made."
Russ Renzas steps up as Engineering’s Cleanroom director

Davidson Foundation Cleanroom is expected to transform University’s research capabilities and enrich academic opportunities

Five current and former Engineering Research Office team members and Dean Erick Jones stand around a table in the Dean's Suite
Engineering brings in $33 million in research awards in 2023, topping 2022 by $11 million

Specialized team within the Dean’s Office supports research faculty

Sir Lathan Wynn, William Roser, Keri Ryan and Yi-En Ji stand in front of the red, brick Earthquake Engineering laboratory
TallWood earthquake resiliency project gets national recognition

Engineering team tested walls and exterior facades of tall timber buildings

Indira Chatterjee stands at a podium in a large room addressing a crowd of people sitting on chairs
Engineering meets with high-achieving prospective students on Jan. 24

Recruitment season underway

Students on campus during winter
TechWise is recruiting its third cohort of students interested in software engineering

TechWise recruits its third cohort of students as Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science joins the collaboration between Google and TalentSprint

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Electrical Engineering research could help military decision-makers

Associate Professor Hao Xu working on new data-processing prototype that will process high-dimensional, heterogenous data

Josette El Zaklit sits in her lab with students Jose Moreno Duran and Farhana Hossein behind her.
Research aims to help military pilots avoid muscle problems

Assistant Professor Josette El Zaklit secures a $457,979 Air Force grant to study new electrical stimulation treatment

Harmony Werth, wearing a lab coat, gloves and eye protection, stands in Krista Carlson's lab holding a small clear container in both hands.
Engineering grad student Harmony Werth receives $5,000 Roy Post Foundation Scholarship

Interest in glass science leads to professional opportunities

Jennifer Trinh, Antonio Lang and Tara Hartman standing inside a mall or lobby setting with white tiled floors and a set of stairs behind them.
Engineering students chosen to attend inaugural STEM Scholars Meeting

Trinh, Lang presented research at the recent event bringing together scholars from around the nation

Christos Papachristos; Tom Hall (seated); Petros Voulgaris; and Aditya Nair (holding a drone) pose inside Papacristos' lab.
Thanks to a $36 million gift from the Gillemot Foundation, a new aerospace engineering program prepares for takeoff

'It has taken a large team many years to bring it all together.'

Six students stand in front of the Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering Center building.
Nevada Cyber Club reflects on successful fall competition season

Club ranks fifth in the country in the NCL Power Rankings

Karlie Del Santo stands next to a sign that reads ASCE 100
ASCE student chapter turns 100

Over the decades, group has helped engineering students build a foundation for their careers

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Connection key to supporting Black engineering students

New chapter of National Society of Black Engineers closes out its first semester at the University

Ann-Marie Vollstedt standing in an auditorium classroom among a group of seated students.
Engineering launches NEATLE program to support student and faculty performance

Program aligns with College’s operational pillars of student success and developing a community of scholars

Floris van Breugel standing in a room holding a drone in his right hand.
Fruit flies could hold the key to building resiliency in autonomous robots

Mechanical Engineering professor awarded $2 million grant to apply emerging knowledge in insect neuroscience to the development of autonomous robotic systems

Five people holding a scientific balloon while standing in the desert.
Mechanical Engineering students gather footage from high-altitude balloon during Annular Eclipse

Project was part of NASA’s Nationwide Eclipse Balloon Project

Misra, Chu and Menezes standing in a lab; Chu is holding a grayish rock.
Materials engineering professor and team begin work to develop an environmentally sensitive lithium extraction process

Project led by Mano Misra is part of interdisciplinary effort to develop a regional lithium economy

Professor Ali Tavakkoli is getting his project for astronauts funded through a NASA grant

Eight individuals stand behind a desk, smiling, during the signing ceremony. Members include University leadership and donors.
University receives largest individual gift in its history to create the George W. Gillemot Aerospace Engineering Department

The $36 million gift is the largest individual cash gift the University has received in its 149-year history

Members of the Aerospace Club stand in the desert holding the rockets they built
The Aerospace Club has launched a rocket that reached a height of 27,000 feet and speeds of 1,522 miles per hour

The Aerospace Club at the University of Nevada, Reno is growing in numbers and members are constantly pushing themselves and the boundaries of rocketry

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University researchers studying Lahaina fire; work could help emergency responders in the future

Hamed Ebrahimian, Neil Lareau are part of interdisciplinary team led by the University of Hawai’i.

Elie Hajj sitting in lab holding a pavement core sample.
Civil engineering professor secures $5 million cooperative agreement with FHWA

Agreement supports national deployment of new pavement technologies that benefit state and regional transportation organizations

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Materials Science Engineering alumna selected to receive 2023 Scrugham Medal

Cat Black reflects on women in engineering and campus changes.

Black-and-white picture from 1874 of the University campus in Elko
Engineering celebrates the University’s 150th anniversary on social

Follow the College to see monthly posts of historical pictures and fun facts

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Undergraduate summer research program to focus on biosensing research

Applications open Dec. 1 for the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offered through the College of Engineering

University President Brian Sandoval, Cybersecurity Center Director Nancy LaTourette and NSA cybersecurity expert Tamela Dukes sitting in chairs and talking.
Cybersecurity is a team sport; know your position and the defensive plays

NSA cybersecurity expert delivers keynote at University’s Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 5.

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Noted soil and water scientist Dani Or joins the College of Engineering

Or is the Nevada Engineering Distinguished Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

Eric Marchland standing outside wearing a Nevada polo.
Eric Marchand reflects on his year as Faculty Senate chair

COLA increase and budget restoration were among the top issues during his leadership

Three people standing in a lab: Assistant Professor Jihwan Yoon; student Jeremy La Porte, holding a model plane; and Associate Professor Jeongwon Park.
Electrical engineering senior garners two grants to study wireless power transfer

Jeremy La Porte’s research could help power drones used in wildfire prevention systems

Anil Timilsina in lab, working on quinone samples
Engineering grad student, professor develop method to measure quinones, important organic compounds that regulate environmental processes

Peer-reviewed journal Analytical Chemistry publishes paper on the quantification method

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New equipment will allow for cutting-edge biomolecular research at the University

Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh gets NIH grant to purchase BLI Octet R8

Teachers and students in a classroom
$1 Million grant powers collaboration between STEM educators and students

The STEM and Educator Student Partnership supports educators and provides mentorship for undergraduate students

Head shots of the three professors who received the Hoeper award in spring 2023: Kelly Keselica, Nancy LaTourrette and Eric Marchand.
Engineering recognizes three of its academic faculty

The Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Endowed Faculty Award showcases teaching excellence and advising

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Nevada Water Innovation Institute to host water experts July 27-28

New water solutions for climate change and other issues will be discussed

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‘Wolf Pack Innovation,’ Engineering’s new strategic plan, to guide college through 2027

Planning process began in fall 2022

Jimson Huang and Paul Hurtado, an associate professor of math, both holding a single certificate cover.
University’s top student heads to Purdue this fall

Jimson Huang, a dual Engineering-Math major, is the spring 2023 Herz Gold Medal winner

Photo collage of head shots of WolfHack@UNR team members Roohan Amin, Amber Hankins, Austin Finch and Ryan Tanner.
Catching the catfish: how University students won a national cybersecurity contest

Romance scams, or ‘catfishing,’ was the focus of the 2023 Summer Social Engineering event

Sam DiMuzio pointing to her name etched into a pillar in the Honor Court on the University campus.
Engineering’s ‘omniscient being,’ Sam DiMuzio, wins Distinguished Classified Employee award

DiMuzio ‘knows all, sees all and does all'

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TechWise Program provides software engineering students with a clear pathway to success

The TechWise program graduates its first cohort of software engineers as more students join the program

Portrait of Aditya Nair in a blue shirt standing outside, buildings and foliage in the background.
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Aditya Nair wins DoD DEPSCoR award

Research will investigate the control of aeroelastic instabilities for lightweight and flexible aircraft wings

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Engineering receives $4 million Army grant to establish Nevada Center for Water Resiliency

New center could establish Nevada as a leader in water reuse technologies

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NRC Commissioner visits College of Engineering

Faculty, students showcase nuclear-related programs

President Sandoval sits to the left of Dean Erick Jones in a podcast recording room with three mics on the table in front of them.
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 6: College of Engineering Dean Erick Jones

College of Engineering leads the way in preparing students for roles within the lithium supply chain

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Engineering graduates nearly 400 students May 19

Spring 2023 commencement activities also included Order of the Engineer and graduation celebration events

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Engineering student set to study nuclear power policy during 9-week D.C. internship

For Abbey Hageman, nuclear is one of many interests

Two men, Dev Chidambaram on left, Brian Sandoval on right, holding framed award and looking at the camera.
Dev Chidambaram wins Regents Mid-Career Researcher award

Chemical & Materials Engineering professor is preparing students to work in green, sustainable technologies of the future

Pattern with representation of molecules, science and technology icons with the words, “NSF Engines Development Award."
University of Nevada, Reno wins highly competitive NSF Engines Development Award

Award to support initial 24-month process of lithium battery workforce and economic development in Nevada

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University researchers are key players in world’s tallest full-scale building ever tested on Earthquake Shake Table

Researchers intend to prove the resilience of tall timber buildings when they simulate a series of large earthquakes on a 10-story mass timber building

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Jim La wins Established Innovator Award for 2023

Recent achievements include software that monitors civil infrastructure

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Prestigious DOE fellowship awarded to Engineering doctoral student

Craig Moore gets $169,000 to study nuclear energy solutions over the next three years

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Engineering moves up in U.S. News & World Report grad school rankings

With an eye toward further advancement, the College of Engineering concurrently is working on new strategic plan

Four students standing in a residential garage with a Tesla Powerwall battery.
Engineering students team up with Tesla to build a mobile, electric power station

‘Mobile Power Station,’ other senior capstone projects will be showcased on campus May 5 at Innovation Day

student tests plastic pavement in machine
Recycled-plastic pavement withstands heavy trucks and extreme weather

Partnership between University of Nevada, Reno and Granite Construction

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College of Engineering dean joins NSF advisory committee

Erick Jones to serve three-year term on the NSF Directorate for STEM Education

Dark gray Tesla parked in a public garage next to wide yellow stripe on the ground, with a blue cord plugged into its charging port.
Can electric vehicles be hacked?

Professors and graduate students from the College of Engineering share basic techniques to protect electric vehicles from hacking

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Bahram Parvin receives $2.2 million to develop a novel cancer therapeutic by reprogramming the tumor microenvironment

The ‘holy grail’ of cancer treatment is to develop a therapy that eliminates cancer cells without collateral damage

14 students carrying a canoe into the water at the Sparks Marina.
University’s Concrete Canoe team wins ISWS regional competition

Team is raising funds to compete in the national competition this June

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IT Technician Steve Clayton fixes ‘whatever we’ve messed up’

Clayton wins Classified Employee of the Month award for April

31 students in a garage setting standing around a mold of canoe, ready to pour concrete.
University’s Concrete Canoe team set to compete April 15 at Sparks Marina

Event is part of a regional civil engineering competition April 13-15 at the University

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College of Engineering listens to industry, academia

Local leaders provide input on new strategic plan, due later this year

Lucia Poole standing indoors in front of a sign announcing the WM Symposia 2023 honors and awards luncheon
Mechanical Engineering grad student wins Post Foundation Scholarship

National prize recognizes those studying nuclear waste management

Sesh Commuri standing in front of RTDensity booth at trade show.
Rubber hits the road for RTDensity

Electrical Engineering Professor Sesh Commuri’s road construction tool goes to market

Head shot of keynote speaker Derek Beenfeldt
Interested in a bioengineering career?

Learn about the bioengineering field at March 30 event

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Power on

New testing instrument, only one of its kind in Nevada, allows College of Engineering to expand research into power grids

Shamik Sengupta, shown from the waist up, standing in front of a wall of computer servers.
Online cybersecurity program gets national recognition

Advanced sensors and AI technology attached to an RTC bus allow the bus to monitor the traffic infrastructure around it.
Intelligent Mobility: public bus automatically detects, reports damaged signals, signs and other maintenance issues to RTC team

Through partnership with RTC of Washoe County, a University team is testing the new, first-of-its-kind ‘digital twin’ technology on the streets of Reno

Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Neda Etezadi-Amoli and Heather Burkin standing outside and shown from the waist up.
Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh leads protein engineering research and diversity in chemical engineering

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is Feb. 11.

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Nevada Cyber Club places seventh in national competition

Group’s effort recognized by Sen. Cortez-Masto’s office Feb. 3

Dian Li and Yufeng Zheng standing in front of a electron microscope, holding equipment.
Materials engineering assistant professor continues work on titanium alloys

Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng receives NSF EPSCoR Fellowship grant

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‘Edge to Edge’ project aims to help communities better handle wildfires, other natural disasters

University researchers will gather and analyze weather data in Tahoe Basin for public distribution

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Civil Engineering student recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation

Doctoral candidate Milana Cimesa receives Outstanding Student of the Year award.

David Feil-Seifer sitting on a table next to robots.
College of Engineering has leadership role in new national AI project

A $20 million NSF grant will provide funding to develop technologies to assist children with speech and language challenges

Associate Professor Jeongwon Park published paper for Scientific Reports' December 2022 issue

Park's paper focused on predictive modeling of the progression of Parkinson's disease

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College of Engineering expands leadership team to support new strategic plan

Research, workforce development and academic excellence remain top priorities

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International exchange with Nepalese university underway

College of Engineering Dean Erick Jones facilitated Memorandum of Understanding with Tribhuvan University

Head shot of Lei Cao.
Mechanical Engineering assistant professor wins CAREER award

Lei Cao’s research could help industry manufacture stronger, more flexible titanium alloys

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Civil engineering professor to chair advisory board for NSF center addressing natural hazards

David McCallen to lead NHERI SimCenter advisory board.

Yufeng Zheng standing in front of lab equipment.
Engineering professor recognized by international Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Yufeng Zheng awarded a Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Photo of student Sydney Fields and Professor Yufeng Zheng seated in a lab.
Engineering student wins TMS scholarship

Mentor says Sydney Fields’ work represents highest standard of undergraduate student research.

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CREATE Scholar Sunshine Rodriquez

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Sunshine Rodriguez is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

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Engineering confers 138 degrees at Winter Commencement

Thirty-seven graduates, Dean Erick Jones participate in Order of the Engineer ceremony.

Amelia Bryan, shown from the waist up, standing outside.
CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Amelia Bryan is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.  

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and an unnamed man stand on a stage in front of a crowd, a large picture of a semi truck behind them.
Engineering dean hails innovative, sustainable Tesla Semi

College of Engineering has a history of collaborating with Tesla on student internships and jobs

Dean Jones talking with a group of three students inside a building.
Lithium Supply Chain Process, Engineering Innovation and Education part of College of Engineering vision

New Engineering Dean Erick Jones laid out his visions in State of the College address

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McKenzie Foundation professorship Civil & Environmental Engineering

Professor Keri Ryan is the first McKenzie professor

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Civil and environmental engineering research showcased at Nov. 18 Infrastructure Forum

Event aims to spark new partnerships with government, industry and academia.

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CREATE Scholar Tyreis Gatson

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Tyreis Gatson is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

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CREATE Scholar Jacob Gosz

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Jacob Gosz is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Professor Miles Greiner seated indoors, next to the Greiner award trophy, with a window behind him.
Mechanical Engineering professor wins national award for nuclear packaging program

The Deming Award is given by Graduate School USA.

Erick Jones standing inside a building, windows in the background.
Nevada Engineering dean participates in White House committee investigating advanced manufacturing and engineering, supply chains

‘National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing,’ released this month, lays out four-year plan

Erick Jones talking -- photo is taken from an online presentation
Engineering dean serves on panel presenting disaster mitigation report to National Academy

Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics discusses report at Oct. 18 virtual event

Professor LaTourette and Professor Sengupta, in professional attire, stand next to computers in a computer lab.
Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science majors full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity

Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.

The @Reality lab, with multiple people using VR headsets and enjoying the space.
University Libraries to host VR|AR Meet-Up Friday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.

The Meet-Up is a convening of faculty, students, tech-lovers from eight different University departments presenting on research involving VR and/or AR technology

Q&D Construction worker in open trench
Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements

Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.

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Cybersecurity depends on everyone

UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities

8 faculty members stand in front of the Soil Box System in the Large-Scale Structures Laboratory.
Unprecedented Laminar Soil Box System demonstrates state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise

College of Engineering team answers the call – yet again – to design an experimental facility to advance seismic safety and resilience of buildings, structures, systems

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Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms

College of Engineering researcher leads team to track chemicals through food web, mitigate impacts

Three men in suits standing in a row in a conference room.
Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years

University-led partnership works on COVID-19 wastewater surveillance, advanced purified water technologies and other water resiliency and sustainability research

Six individuals representing the Soil Box System project collaborators in the Large-Scale Structures Engineering Lab.
New experimental facility tests interaction of soil and structures during earthquakes

The latest College of Engineering capability to create realistic earthquakes in the laboratory will pair with collaborators’ expertise and supercomputing to lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure

Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh stands in a yellow dress before a wall of shelving filled with equipment in her lab.
Engineering protein therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may result from University research

Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh receives federal grant for bioengineering project

Graphic of a lock with computer coding behind it to suggest the concept of cybersecurity
Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference

Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23

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Fred Harris recognized for commitment to University

Computer Science & Engineering professor demonstrates dedication to students, school and state.

Two yellow rubber ducks posed in front of a mini Reno's "Biggest Little City" sign.
Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown

A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education

Collage of the individual photos of the University's seven CAREER Awardees for 2022.
7 faculty members receive CAREER Awards in support of early-career success

With the latest round of this prestigious NSF award, the University’s community of faculty-recipients grows

Aditya Nair portrayed from the chest-up, standing outside in front of a building.
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor wins DOE Early Career Award

Aditya Nair’s network project receives an Early Career Research Program grant.

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Earthquake research, commitment to students recognized

Civil engineering professor Keri Ryan has been named McKenzie Professor.

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University postdoc receives national recognition

Earthquake researcher Maha Kenawy honored with EERI Younger Member Award.

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Asphalt research recognized

AAPT awards national scholarship to two graduate students.

Dr. Erik Jones
University of Nevada, Reno names Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering

Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department

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‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28

Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.

A collage of individual photos of the 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellows attending University of Nevada, Reno
Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards

An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship

Yifei Jin and Erick Bandala stand in a lab facing camera.
Bioprinting gets a boost

Engineering student Erick Bandala wins speech competition with presentation about 3D bioprinting.

Heavy smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire in 2021
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

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University of Nevada, Reno faculty focus on batteries research, education and workforce training to meet world’s energy future

Nevada Institute for Sustainability improves performance of electric vehicles and the grid, and connects to nation’s first Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies Minor

Angelina Padilla with surprise award presenters in her classroom
Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla

Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students

Four University alumni pose in UNR lab.
Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company

Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada

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Computer science & engineering students will showcase Capstone projects April 29

View design projects created by graduating seniors at CSE Innovation Day.

Sydney Fields in front of her poster presentation.
Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference

Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng stands in front of an electron microscope.
Titanium alloys research explores new concept in materials science and engineering

Engineering Professor Yufeng Zheng receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to research novel alloys design.

Ashish Kasar leaning forward in frame, with gloved hands, working on equipment.
Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate

Ashish Kasar wins a Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship.

Graduate student Dian Li and Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng stand in front of equipment in the Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility.
Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits

Engineering professor gets NSF grant to research advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys.

College of Engineering faculty Petros Voulgaris, Christos Papachristos and Hyung Jin Yoon pose in lab with drones.Hyung
Flying, self-driving cars? OK, but make it safe

Engineering research to develop safe Unmanned Aerial Systems set to begin this summer

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AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems

College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award

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Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

College of Engineering works to inspire young minds at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24.

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Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce

Scholarship for Service program attracts students to public service sector

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Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources

The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.

Researchers in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with a University of Nevada Reno banner.
Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.

Hao Xu and students with several drones on a sunny day
Hao Xu advances manufacturing, improves communication

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Hao Xu is developing next-generation communication strategies with wide-ranging applications, including advanced manufacturing.

Researchers in laboratory looking at computer screens.
In pursuit of green, sustainable and reliable energy

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammed Ben-Idris is taking a multi-pronged approach to satisfying our energy needs for years to come.

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Bahram Parvin advances breast cancer research

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Professor Bahram Parvin and his lab have developed a novel method for treating breast cancer that promises to be more effective and less toxic than traditional treatments.

Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger discusses public media in College of Engineering's 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

The president and CEO of PBS delivered the lecture “Science & Technology: The Role of Public Media in Sparking Change”

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Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows

University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance

Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger, PBS president, to speak at the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 3.

Kaylie Greathouse and Reza Boushehri
Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships

Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.

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DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team

Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.

Engineering dean and students gathered on the steps of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars

On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.

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Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair

On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.

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DOE grant expands materials testing ability, increases capacity for nuclear research

Researchers can now investigate nano-scale materials with expanded in-situ transmission electron microscope capabilities.

Our attendees include researchers, practitioners and students, and our presentations are at the nexus of earth science, engineering and computation. Through collaboration, we want to transition simulation technology into practice.

Center for Civil Earthquake Engineering Research organizes the 2021 PEER Pacific Rim Forum

The forum brought together 241 international participants with 41 international speakers to advance integrated earthquake engineering research.

Aditya Nair and Floris van Breugel on the William N. Pennington plaza
Mechanical Engineering professors are founding members in new institute: AI for Dynamic Systems

A five-year, $20-million National Science Foundation collaboration brings together researchers from 9 universities.

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Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship

The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars

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NSF CAREER Award recipient David Cantu investigates the processes for extracting rare earth elements

Because of the important role rare earth elements play in modern applications, the research is critical for the continued advancement of cutting-edge technology.

Tyreis Gatson with snow-capped mountains and valleys behind him
Faces of the Pack: Tyreis Gatson

Mechanical engineering student lands internship with NASA

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University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes

Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.

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Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

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Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition

The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.

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Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions

Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.

Yan Wang
NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies

Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering

Feng Yan
NSF CAREER award supports research designed to reduce carbon footprint of machine learning

Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Feng Yan recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award that aims to improve the efficiency of machine learning.

Mano Misra
Mano Misra named 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator

The award honors a career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million, in addition to mentorship of more than 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

Collection of students working in laboratory.
The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day

On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.

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College of Engineering and its programs make 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings

For the second year in a row, the College of Engineering and all of the ranking-eligible graduate engineering programs housed within it received rankings.

People working together around a laptop.
Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research

Through commercialization, University faculty can find ways to transform their work into a marketable product or service that benefits society

Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano, the latter seated in front of American flag
Two mechanical engineering graduate students named 2021 Roy G. Post Scholarship recipients

Ph.D. candidates Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano have received the Post Scholarship for their research in nuclear energy and packaging.

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Wastewater testing finds SARS-CoV-2 in Truckee Meadows wastewater

University partners with cities, county for wastewater environmental surveillance during pandemic

Dave Feil-Seifer and Autumn Cuellar in hallway, Autumn holding a plaque
Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Autumn Cuellar has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices.

Five University students stand in the Makerspace.
Makerspace at the Innevation Center allows users to discover, learn, build and connect

Offering equipment, resources and support – plus its first ever Makerthon – this well-equipped space encourages creation and real-world learning

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Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering

Kelly Cross
Kelly Cross named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Cell Mentor named Cross on the list designed to "dismantle the myth that outstanding Black scientists make up a small percentage of the scientific community."

Natalie Little
The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry

Evening with Industry brought 65 students and 11 companies together to help students and new graduates prepare themselves professionally to become engineers.

Feifei Fan
NSF CAREER award leads to better batteries, a more diverse scientific community

Last year, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Feifei Fan earned a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her research on lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. She shares the scientific, commercial and societal implications of the project.

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Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history

The College of Engineering recognizes the contributions of its exceptional alumni like Sierra Gonzales through its Profiles in Excellence series.

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New tool allows computer scientists to support life scientists

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen and his lab have developed software to help life scientists efficiently analyze single-cell data using machine learning.

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Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

Kelsey Scalaro standing outside the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro

Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success

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A firm foundation when the ground is shaky

Researchers demonstrate the benefits of helical piles in withstanding soil liquefaction during earthquakes.

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

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Sierra Nevada Corporation forgoes holiday and year-end meetings, donates to College of Engineering

Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.

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GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

Victoria Defilippi
Faces of the Pack: Engineering student leads SWE through age of COVID-19

Victoria Defilippi is the current president of the University’s chapter for the Society of Women Engineers. She seeks new opportunities to bring students together in the time of a global pandemic.

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New mechanical engineering professor assists with COVID-19 Risk Meter

College of Engineering Assistant Professor Aditya Nair is developing the predictive capabilities of the Truckee Meadows COVID-19 Risk Meter

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University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

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Floris van Breugel awarded prestigious Air Force Research Laboratory grant

Van Breugel is one of 36 scientists to receive $450,000 through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano discusses DHS during COVID-19 at College of Engineering's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series

The former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security described the current challenges facing the country and offered a hopeful closing remark

Carolyn Hughes
McQueen teacher’s cybersecurity RET at the University leads to role on national committee

Carolyn Hughes will serve on a national committee to determine cybersecurity education standards, thanks to a University of Nevada, Reno cybersecurity Research Experience for Teachers program

Sara Davis
Computer Science student Sara Davis wins Intel SWE Scholarship for engineering research

Sara Davis a Ph D student in Computer Science Engineering received a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers for her research in reducing bias in AI systems

Yang Yang and Kefan Chen
NSF grants fund research on lightweight magnesium alloys

Chemical and Materials Department Professor Bin Li received two grants from the National Science Foundation to fund his research on the ductility of magnesium alloys.

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New roadside LiDAR sensors help build a safer transportation infrastructure

University of Nevada, Reno engineering researchers have expanded a network of LiDAR sensors to improve traffic efficiency, reduce accidents and facilitate the use of autonomous vehicles.

Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano, former secretary of Homeland Security, to speak at University's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 4.

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani
COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

University of Nevada, Reno engineers and virologists team up for novel approach

Alexander Goldman and Zachary Wolff
Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates earn prestigious scholarships

Zachary Wolff and Alexander Goldman have earned scholarships from the TMS Society, a national organization that awards only ten scholarships annually.

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College of Engineering outreach programs go online

A new after-school program will provide engineering lessons and math and science assistance and an EPIC Saturday virtual lab will demonstrate engineering principles in action.

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New Ph.D. program will improve engineering education for all learners

The College of Engineering aims to improve classroom practices and increase diversity in the field.

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CREATE program welcomes second cohort, celebrates successful first year

The NSF-funded program aims to recruit, retain and engage academically talented engineering students through scholarships and academic support services.

Krishna Pagilla
Krishna Pagilla has been elected a fellow of the ASCE

The election honors Pagilla’s more than 25 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment engineering, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental molecular biology and biotechnology.

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Construction management program builds interested engineers from the ground up

The new construction management minor will be housed in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

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Postdoctoral researcher wins international 3-minute thesis video competition

Elif Ecem Baş developed a machine learning algorithm that improves cyber-physical seismic hybrid simulations.

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NSF-funded research will improve reliability and efficiency of sensor networks

University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Engin Arslan received funding from the National Science Foundation to research wide-area networks for improved utilization and reliability.

People in lab coats in pavement lab
Faces of the Pack: Graduate student overcomes challenges of immigrating to excel in Pavement Science and Engineering program

Ph.D. candidate Nicole Elias left her home in Lebanon in pursuit of her dreams.

Elie Hajj inspects asphalt samples and smiles at camera
New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive

Working with NDOT, the Pavement Engineering & Science program in the Western Regional Superpave Center has developed a standalone standard for asphalt testing that has been adopted by ASTM.

Solar panels in the desert.
Collaborative research project with NV Energy gets assistance from University professors

Professors Hanif Livani and Mohammed Ben-Idris of the electrical engineering department will participate

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The College of Engineering is on the move

As the fall semester begins, the College of Engineering is moving into the new William N. Pennington Engineering Building

Lin Li demonstrates testing for virus
University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater

College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows

Lydia Peri
Water research leads to prestigious scholarship

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate Lydia Peri recently earned the Water Environment Federation’s WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for her work in water purification.

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New laser-sensor tech developed for real-time monitoring of building earthquake damage

To help responders determine safety of building and inform earthquake recovery decisions

A panel of speakers sits on stage with a large graph on a screen behind them.
Cybersecurity partnership established with Nevada National Security Site

The College of Engineering’s Cybersecurity Center will provide unique opportunities to University students

A group of SWE members pose for a photo in front of a blue, yellow and red backdrop.
Society of Women Engineers provides key mentorship to women in engineering

SWE members experience networking and career opportunities while promoting gender quality in engineering and technology

Satellite imagery of a plume of smoke covering a vast swathe of California
“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.

A collage of photos of Emily Hand, Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Keri Ryan, Kelly Cross, Feifei Fan, Steffany Yang, Ann-Marie Vollstedt, Valeria Nava, Lauren Mazurowski, Megan Higley, Michelle Falcon Mujica, Rebecca Histed, Cayla Harvey, Emily Hand and her research team, Eloisa Burton and Janelle Blankenburg, and Carolyn Barbash.
Women in engineering are leading and succeeding

Enrollment during Fall 2019 semester shows 553 female students in engineering, or 18.5% of the program

A photo of Pradeep Menezes in a lab with one of his students.
National Science Foundation awards environmental engineering and advanced manufacturing grants to mechanical engineering department

The research will improve oil spill recovery and reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturers

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University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.
Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

A group of researchers in blue vests are posing with one of their robots during the DARPA competition.
Faces of the Pack: Engineering student is making a difference in autonomous systems research

Tung Dang, doctoral candidate, has been active in the College of Engineering’s Autonomous Robots Lab

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The College of Engineering K12 Outreach Educational Programs receive grant support

The grant will increase outreach in rural areas while expanding solar and water education programs.

A photo of a statue of John Mackay and the Quad.
Graduate Student Association announces Spring 2020 award winners

Eighteen winners are associated with the College of Engineering

A photo of Steffany Yang in front of Palmer Engineering.
Faces of the Pack: ASUN senator works hard to give back to community through outreach programs and activism

Third-year student Steffany Yang represents the College of Engineering and is the chair for the Committee on Academics and Student Affairs

Two children standing near a table, which has a tower made of gumdrops on it.
College of Engineering sponsored summer camps embrace new virtual format

The programs have 20 spots open for interested participants

A graduation photo of Michelle Falcon Mujica.
Faces of the Pack: Engineering major finds her interests through research opportunities and leadership roles

Michelle Falcon Mujica is active in the electrical engineering and renewable energy programs

Kostas Alexis holding a drone
College of Engineering faculty member wins NSHE Board of Regents’ award

Kostas Alexis has been named a 2020 Rising Researcher

David Cantu and Tin Nguyen
Enzyme database promises to help engineers, biochemists and biologists

A National Science Foundation grant will support the creation and maintenance of the thioester-active enzyme (ThYme) database in the College of Engineering.

Two students practicing cyber drills in a computer lab.
Nevada Cyber Club continues successful year at National Cyber League Competition

The bi-annual competition offers opportunities for computer science and engineering students to hone their skills

A headshot of Valeria Nava in a hallway.
Environmental engineering students receive research fellowship award from National Science Foundation

Valeria Nava, senior, and Lauren Mazurowski, graduate student, were among ten students and two alumni at the University to be honored

Saiid Saiidi
Foundation Professor M. “Saiid” Saiidi to retire

After 41 years of a distinguished career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saiidi will retire at the end of this semester

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Ann-Marie Vollstedt earns the Paul & Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

The student-nominated award recognizes the College of Engineering lecturer's commitment to her students in the lecture hall, the Zoom meeting room and the trebuchet field of competition.

A headshot of student Edwin Casildo Rios.
Faces of the Pack: First-generation engineering major finds his way in college

Edwin Casildo Rios is the Senator-Elect for the College of Engineering

A group of students surrounds the canoe that they built.
Civil Engineering’s concrete canoe competition team hits wake of coronavirus pandemic

With the MidPac Conference cancellation, ASCE looks to showcase canoes soon

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.
University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

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Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate program finds interdisciplinary success

With an online format, working professionals, their schedules and locations bring benefits not found in the usual classroom setting

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
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

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College of Engineering and all of its programs make 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

First time all eight programs placed in top tier of universities

"As Fellow of the IEEE, Andy brought recognition to his department and to the University."

Electrical engineering faculty honored for two decades of editorial service

Andrzej Trzynadlowski has been at the University since 1987

Kostas with team and robot
Team CERBERUS finishes second round of urban robotics competition

DARPA Sub-T Challenge featured 10 international teams competing in abandoned nuclear power plant

A panel of speakers sit in front of a presentation with a graph on it.
Second annual Cybersecurity Conference brings together multiple sectors

Hosted by the University’s Cybersecurity Center, the program has grown to thirty faculty from eight disciplines

Two students pose with a robot in the lab.
Engineering undergraduate and her mentor participate in research focused on human-robot interaction

Eloisa Burton in the computer science and engineering department helped develop new autonomous robot capabilities with Ph.D. candidate Janelle Blankenburg

Gregg Rosenberg stands in front of a table at the career fair.
College of Engineering career fair helps students, employers connect on campus

This event has grown exponentially since 2011

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Department of Energy program director is keynote speaker at Cybersecurity Conference

Free registration closes Feb. 25 for the 2nd annual conference March 2

A reflection of Dr. van Breugel as he looks at fruit flies.
Early-career investigator in mechanical engineering wins prestigious fellowship in interdisciplinary research

Dr. Floris van Breugel studies insects for inspiration in designing robust and novel control systems for robots

Anymal robot competes at DARPA Challenge
Urban robotics competition Feb. 18-27 set for College of Engineering's Team CERBERUS

DARPA Sub-T Challenge features 11 teams from around the world competing in abandoned nuclear power plant

University Civil and Environment Engineering Professor Elie Y. Hajj sits at a workable in a pavement lab, holding an asphalt sample.
Making a difference where the rubber meets the road

University of Nevada, Reno pavement team completes a 5-year study to help improve nation’s highways

A group of students and their professor pose in front of a dry erase board.
Transformation of face recognition technology and representation for faces nets grant

Emily Hand’s research will benefit society by producing techniques capable of recognizing faces in low-quality images seen in surveillance footage, human-computer interaction settings

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

From left to right: Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research; Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering; Janusz Karwot, president of Rybnik Water Company; Jan Bondaruk, deputy director of Central Mining Institute; and Krishna Pagilla, director of the Nevada Water Innovation Institute, chair and professor of environmental engineering.
Nevada Water Innovation Institute gains national recognition

Sustainable water management for economic growth and enriching the natural water environment

An outdoor shot of Scrugham Engineering and Mining building.
Electrical and biomedical engineering faculty publish books

The publications reflect advancements in the engineering field

"As educators and mentors, our job is to light a fire within our students and help them see the possibilities of their talent, skills, and abilities."

New engineering faculty wins prestigious teaching and mentoring award

Kelly Cross is also prominent in the engineering education program at the College of Engineering

Three students and a professor stand in front of a conference wall.
Three students, multiple undergraduate awards, and one lab

Hyeun Joong Yoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has created research opportunities for undergraduate students in his lab

Research Xaioshan Zhu and graduate student Masoumeh Saber Zaeimian working in lab
Biomedical engineering discovery is latest example of commercialization

Patented technology by College of Engineering faculty member may have application in clinical testing and bioassay processes

Engineering Professor Chuck Coronella
NEWIR manure challenges modern agricultural issues

The innovative project requires significant interaction between engineers, social scientists and animal nutrition scientists

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

Experience VR like never before at the Libraries annual VR|AR Meet-Up Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Faculty will present research projects that incorporate VR or AR technology in their work.

A student stands in the laboratory in front of her research.
Faces of the Pack: Passion for mechanical engineering helps graduate student succeed

Rebecca Histed, graduate student, won a prestigious National Science Foundation award and makes a difference in the mechanical engineering department

Biggest Little Makers: Natali Salas-España, Carlos Bean, John Kirkpatrick and Daniel Smith
'Make48' competition show features University's Biggest Little Makers

As national public-television show hits the air and the Internet, the experiential, makerspace culture continues to take hold on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

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College of Engineering to test soil/building interaction in world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

New capabilities for the seismic analysis of nuclear facilities funded by the DOE

A drone hovers in the air while two researchers, seen from the back, look on with an iPad and camera
Aerospace engineering program readies for takeoff

Petros Voulgaris will join the University in 2020 to lead the new program, which will build on the College of Engineering's established research strengths in unmanned aerial systems.

Researchers Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Laura Haak and Vijay Sundaram standing, smiling and holding up awards.
Graduate research project honored at the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference

The research, conducted locally, helps evaluate the role of potable water reuse in the Truckee Meadows

A group of students sitting in a lecture hall.
GAANN grant helps graduate students with fellowships

Provided by the Department of Education, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the grant for Ph.D. students

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A summer spent traveling and researching leads to enriching opportunities for engineering students

College of Engineering offers student participants the chance to visit places in Europe, Mexico and more

Team CERBERUS robots in tunnel
Team CERBERUS competes at DARPA robotic underground terrain competition

DARPA Subterranean Challenge features 11 teams from around the world

“We are so fortunate to have been able to hire such a promising group of scholars,” said Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering.

New College of Engineering faculty boost advanced manufacturing research

With a diverse group of researchers and expertise, the College can expect tremendous growth and instruction for students

Subramanian with Fulbright Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr., smiling for the camera at an awards reception.
College of Engineering faculty member creates global research opportunities for students

Ravi Subramanian, associate professor of chemical engineering, won the Global Engagement award from the University

The club posing together for a photo with the governor. From left to right: Bryson Lingenfelter, coach Bill Doherty, Ian Grant, Govenor Steve Sisolak, Ignacio Astaburuaga and Jamie Poston.
Nevada Cyber Club continues their successful year

Cybersecurity community from the University also made valuable connections during the Wicked 6 Cyber Competition in Las Vegas

ANYmal, the four-legged walking drone part of Team CERBERUS
Nevada’s Team CERBERUS readies for robotic underground terrain competition

DARPA Subterranean Challenge features 11 teams from around the world

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Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

An aerial shot of campus.
New faculty research on magnesium alloys opens opportunities for other discoveries

Bin Li, along with team of researchers, were recently featured in prestigious journal

A group of students around a muddy racing car.
Wolf Pack Racing has the drive for a popular discipline of engineering

Student club passionate about mechanics competes in Baja SAE competition against other colleges

students and instructors in nuclear packaging summer school
Nuclear materials packaging makes transportation, storage safe and secure

University of Nevada, Reno hosts international summer session for nuclear packaging certificate

A sunrise over some red rocks in the Mojave Desert.
STEM professors draw inspiration from art

From photography to winemaking and illustration, professors in science and engineering combine passions for art with careers in STEM

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Campus-based, Tesla-supported academy helps teachers advance STEM interest and education

Engineering faculty at Nevada’s research universities join with DRI to develop and host Robotics Academy of Nevada

Two men onstage presenting an award.
Hoeper Professorship recognizes two College of Engineering faculty

Shamik Sengupta and Krishna Pagilla were honored with the professorship

A student in a laboratory smiles for the camera.
Faces of the Pack: Junior in the College of Engineering awarded prestigious summer fellowship at Stanford University

Valeria Nava, McNair scholar, has also published a research paper in her field of study

A group of students coding in a computer lab as one student writes instructions on a white board.
Nevada Cyber Club captures national championship

Student members credit success to lessons learned in the classroom and in real world application

Cayla Harvey in front of a computer and large scanning microscope in a laboratory.
Faces of the Pack: Fellowships lead to travel opportunities for one engineering doctoral student

Materials engineering and science program helps Cayla Harvey travel and conduct groundbreaking research

An area shot of the University and the surrounding parts of the city and mountains.
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

A photo of the outside of Scrugham Mining and Engineering building.
CAREER awards presented to three College of Engineering faculty

These prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation benefit research opportunities for new faculty

A professor smiles in a lab.
Paving the way: A researcher dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in pavement engineering and science

2019 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes contributions of civil engineering professor Peter Sebaaly

NWII partners sign agreement
Nevada Water Innovation Institute and Polish partners sign collaboration agreement

Sharing knowledge and expertise for water infrastructure needs and economic growth

Ann Marie Vollstedt with her class
Tibbitts winners share love of teaching ... and of long, hard-working summers

Engineering's Vollstedt and Anthropology's Smith honored

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Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Community-based undergraduate researchers join with faculty mentors to explore problems and offer understanding and ideas to make a difference

A professor sits at a desk with a computer.
College of Engineering faculty member wins NSHE Board of Regents' award

Yu "Frank" Yang will be recognized at the "Honor the Best" ceremony on May 14

A group of students gathered around a car, discussing the project and its poster.
Capstone projects from graduating seniors on display during College of Engineering's Innovation Day

Open to the public, the event helped demonstrate the impact of engineering disciplines on everyday life

Two students presenting a project.
Hard work and dedication pays off for seniors during Engineering Innovation Day

The open showcase features a wide variety of projects

 Three men working in a pavement lab.
Three ways the University is making your roads more sustainable

The civil engineering department at the College of Engineering is working hard to implement superpave technology in the United States

A student casts a shadow of their hand over the multicolored interactive sand table, which is designed to show changes in landscapes over time.
E-Day showcases the best at the College of Engineering to middle and high schoolers

Scientific disciplines appeal to students, and get them thinking about their future careers

A robot arm on a table and it is holding a cube.
Faces of the Pack: Undergrad research pays off for engineering student

Mercedes Anderson has been dedicated to the field of computer science and engineering since first stepping foot on campus

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace
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

An outside building shot of Palmer Engineering.
College of Engineering makes 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings

The College had a number of new programs ranked in 2019

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

Blue colored binary code with some in the shape of a lock.
Two recently-hired engineering faculty win National Science Foundation awards

The prestigious awards encourage research independence for new faculty in academic positions

Saiid Saiidi in earthquake engineering lab
Making bridges safer earns Saiidi an American Society of Civil Engineers award

One of five projects selected internationally as top outstanding engineering achievements in 2018

Seven high school students working at computer stations in a makerspace
Will their robot get through the massive planetary sandstorm?

High school robotics team preps for international game competition in the Innevation Center’s Makerspace

Cybersecurity Center Director Shamik Sengupta
Cybersecurity Conference April 2 hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

Industry and academia leaders to join students in building stronger regional relationships, tackle challenges

People gathered around a table and creating structures from candy.
Grant-funded research aims to improve engineering summer camps

Camps provide students with early engineering opportunities and resources

A headshot of Kelly Cross against a blue background.
Newest engineering faculty member focuses on inclusive spaces in engineering

Kelly Cross researches stress in the engineering field, along with inclusivity for LGBTQ individuals and women of color

An above shot of the Gigafactory.
Engineering internships benefit students and employers alike

On February 21, major companies will recruit University students for beneficial roles in workforce

Interior shot of anechoic chamber with equipment set up.
Electromagnetic compatibility research team takes up residence at the College of Engineering

Lab enhances College's efforts to partner with local industry

underground robots
Teams selected for competition for robotic exploration of underground terrain

CERBERUS team looks forward to DARPA Subterranean Challenge STIX Tests

A piece being made by the 3D printer.
DeLaMare Library offers technology for work and play

The space is currently developing new technologies and services for engineering majors and more

A headshot of Professor Faramarz Gordaninejad.
Mechanical Engineering faculty promoted to Fellow of SPIE

SPIE is a professional society with more than 18,500 active members.

A man stands in front of motors in a laboratory.
College of Engineering invests in electric vehicle research

Topics such as regenerative braking, range extension and efficiency improvement of electric vehicles are being studied through test bench simulations

A girl drilling two wood pieces together as a boy holds it.
MESA Program aims to help Northern Nevada schools

The University's program is working to integrate with its national counterpart

Man lectures at a podium with a screen behind him.
Education of creativity and changing the world is focus of science journalist lecture

Ira Flatow, College of Engineering 2018 Distinguished Lecturer

New engineering building groundbreaking
Construction underway on massive new building for College of Engineering

Pennington Engineering Building features state-of-the-art research laboratories, teaching laboratories and collaborative spaces

Ira Flatow in studio
Ira Flatow, Science Friday radio host, to speak at Distinguished Lecture Series

College of Engineering presents annual community-oriented lecture Nov. 8

aerial robot with green and red lights flies in a darkened mine
Robotic autonomy in strategic underground tasks explored in international effort

Team CERBERUS awarded prestigious multi-year DARPA Subterranean Challenge grant

Students study with each other.
University adds 13 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology

Three faculty members in business attire stand side-by-side in a computer-based laboratory.
Licensing agreement to help bring new medical implant coating to marketplace

Nanomedicine leader Nanovis agrees to use bioceramic coating developed through College of Engineering

A small, hand-held plaque bearing the word "MAKE"
Team of engineering grads brings passion for innovation to business world

Three University of Nevada, Reno alumni make Innevation Center their headquarters for new startup, Nevada JumpStarter

Seven students in white NevadaFIT T-shirst pose for a photo while gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins

More than 1,700 incoming freshman – nearly half of all University of Nevada, Reno freshmen – to participate in program designed to increase college success

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Nevada team gears up for Make48 national competition

University of Nevada, Reno engineering team is making final preparations for their nationally televised maker challenge in Maryland

Paul MacNeilage scuba diving with VR headset
Virtual reality will soon be able to go underwater

Assistant Professor of Psychology is developing an underwater VR headset as part of grant for NASA

David Feil-Seifer with PR2 robot
Undergrad students perform hands-on robotic experiments in summer research program

Human-robot interaction will be the main focus among different fields of research

virtual reality lab
Exploring how to make virtual reality more accessible to women

VR sickness to be studied by University of Nevada, Reno team

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

Four students from the University's Make48 team standing side-by-side.
Student makers to compete in nationally televised Make48 College Challenge

Four outstanding engineering students named to Biggest Little Makers team will represent Reno’s burgeoning innovation and maker culture

Students at Commencement
Several University awards to be presented at Commencement

President's Medal and Honorary Degrees among awards to be presented

Shamik Sengupta in sandbox lab
Cybersecurity Center works to protect Nevada industry, individuals from cyber threats

University uses interdisciplinary, holistic approach to finding solutions

Kamol and Yaqi with lettuce standing in a greenhouse
Carbon nanotubes in food plants: searching for a needle in a haystack

College of Engineering research finds new reliable method for detection

Concrete canoe racing
Concrete canoe team races to prepare for MidPac Conference

The University of Nevada, Reno looks for success in the concrete canoe, steel bridge and water treatment events

Zurriola Beach
Engineering exchange program sees growth in offered summer courses

The College of Engineering exchange program's summer courses allow students to quickly experience an overseas education

Manos Maragakis inside 2-story building in laboratory
Manos Maragakis honored with award from Nevada construction industry

Engineering dean makes impact on campus, city, state and nation promoting research, education and workforce development

Sherif Elfass and his friends with award
Standing up for what's right: Engineering's Elfass honored for humanitarian work

For more than two decades, Sherif Elfass has worked tirelessly to bring Muslims and northern Nevada closer together

Chandra and Pathak in the lab
New imaging microscope to enhance advanced manufacturing and research

$1 million focused dual ion-beam microscope for nanoscale and atomic scale materials

Summer semester abroad at Chongqing University
Engineering exchange program helps provide global perspective

The College of Engineering exchange program works to give students the chance to study abroad in their area of research

A destroyed building in Wells, Nevada following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.
Practicing for pizza: The Great Nevada ShakeOut is 10:19 on 10-19

Students can win a pizza or donut party for their class if they take and post a picture with #ShakeOutPizza

Students immerse themselves in virtual reality at @Reality studio inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
@Reality, a virtual reality + augmented reality studio, to open at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

@Reality will provide the University community with a dedicated space, equipment, software and expertise to properly support experimentation, exploration of virtual reality and augmented reality mediums

Hamilton Lab at the University
New STEM education program to increase participation for Hispanic students

University of Nevada, Reno leads effort to increase workforce in life sciences for Nevada industries

Krishna Pagilla at NWIC launch
New multi-agency water partnership to address regional challenges

University of Nevada, Reno leads effort to provide solutions to sustainable clean water

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
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

FIT2Care NevadaFIT group photo
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Saturday, Aug. 19

Nearly 1,450 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
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

Governor Brian Sandoval
College of Engineering poised to increase economic prosperity for Nevada

Funding for College of Engineering building approved by legislature, signed by Governor

A group of kids participate in a Maker Faire
Fourth Annual Reno Mini Maker Faire scheduled for July 8 at Idlewild Park

Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth unites engineers, artists, scientists, crafters to share their hobbies, experiments and projects

Governor Sandoval Signs three legislative bills on University of Nevada, Reno campus
Gov. Sandoval signs, seals and now University to deliver a new Engineering Building

A day of firsts –Nevada governor the first governor to arrive in an autonomous vehicle to the University’s first bill signing

Elena Pravosudova and Anita Savell
Anita Savell named University’s Spring 2017 Herz Gold Medalist

Electrical engineering student earns top grade-point average, plans for a career as a physician

Students prep projects during Senior Capstone Innovation Day May 5, 2017 in the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Innovation Day gives senior engineering students opportunities to present yearlong projects to local community

Students demonstrate various engineering projects to locals, including Washoe school students, during annual Senior Capstone Innovation Day

Engineering students display work at Innovation Day
One-handed wheelchair, foldable drone, 80 other innovations to be showcased

Senior engineering students to present capstone projects to businesses, public, campus Friday, May 5

Student researcher presenting at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Symposium highlights research, creative, scholarly activity by undergraduate students

Undergraduate Research develops resources to further facilitate students in pursuit of research in various fields

2017 UNR concrete canoe team pose next to their canoe
Students win racing competition using concrete canoe that ruptured a few weeks prior

Eleventh hour canoe repairs lead to winning streak during racing competition

Aaron Unger and Shahil Pema
Two University juniors awarded prestigious scholarship for academic success

University of Nevada, Reno Honors students Aaron Unger and Shahil Pema are named 2017 Goldwater Scholars

Molecular Environmental Science Lab
Controlling antimicrobial contamination of soil and water with bacteria

Environmental engineer Frank Yang wins awards with environmental contamination work

Students are shown how robots work by assistant researcher at the University of Nevada.
Washoe students participate in 14th annual Engineers Day hosted by the College of Engineering

Interactive and informative demonstrations get local kids excited about a future in engineering

UAS tunnel flight
Mobile robot design course finds solutions to real world applications

College of Engineering stays at forefront of teaching with UAS minor degree program

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Autonomous Robots Lab open house Friday

Lab tours, aerial robot exploration demo, Carnegie Mellon University robotics expert featured

First responders invited to UAS SAR symposium
How to use drones for search and rescue to be explored in national symposium

University of Nevada, Reno hosts symposium in Reno April 11-12, public invited this year

Kostas Alexis hosts Robotics Day
Autonomous Robots Lab invites students, faculty to open house

College of Engineering building community of robotics

Daniel Perlstein works on leak test machine
Nuclear materials packaging program awards certificate to first graduate

Mechanical engineering department home to new Department of Energy funded program

From the University of Nevada, Reno to the moon

Sid Pathak and his students’ work on carbon nanotubes will soon grace the lunar surface

fixed wing aircraft part of NASA research
Symposium on UAS uses for search and rescue hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

Autonomous vehicles in search and rescue operations, emergency response topic of symposium

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’

3 questions: Tony Berendsen is a safety star who follows the stars

Mechanical Engineering technician discusses his passion for safety in the workplace and stars in the skies

A virtual reality image of a pool game
Mobile virtual reality gets a hand from University researchers

A new approach to hand tracking brings immersive, affordable virtual reality to your phone.

Kostas Alexis Autonomous Robots Lab
Aerial robots to clean nuclear waste facilities; driver-assist autonomous technology to be tested in Reno buses

Autonomous Robots Lab in College of Engineering integrating perception and intelligent systems into robotic vehicles

coffee ring equations
Coffee-ring phenomenon explained in new theory

College of Engineering’s Hassan Masoud leads group in new modeling approach for droplet evaporation

NASA UNR beyond line of sight testing
Multiple drones flying beyond line of sight perform in first-ever tests by NASA

Drone air traffic management concepts tested at NASA/University of Nevada, Reno’s lab at Reno Stead Airport

Saiid Seattle bridge columns
New “smart metal” technology to keep bridge operational in next big quake

Super-elastic metals and bendable concrete composites used for first-in-the-world application in downtown Seattle

Lake Tahoe
“Before the Flood” climate change movie special screening Nov. 3

College of Engineering brings new documentary film to campus

Students listening to lecture in a classroom
University adds 16 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging

University of Nevada, Reno ranked in top tier for the seventh consecutive year
University ranked “top tier” public university for seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report

University earns top tier ranking and cited as one of nation's fastest growing universities

whiteboard with equations
Switch EVP to talk about internet, whole-mind education and the future

College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series features Jason Mendenhall

Students work on a table. One student is measuring a length of wood.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Sunday, Aug. 21

More than 1,000 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

2016 Douglas High Signing Day
Nevada Scholars Signing Days celebrate 8 years

The University includes 50 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 300 Presidential Scholars - and growing

Paddlers race in canoe.
Concrete canoers take third overall in national competition

College of Engineering students at the University travelled to Texas for annual competition

Elie Hajj conducts tests for superheavy loads on asphalt
3-million-pound vehicles take a toll on nation’s roads

University of Nevada, Reno conducts full-scale pavement experiments to help agencies maintain roads

University students help participants during Mobile Engineering Education Lab at the Northwest Reno Library, May 21.
Outreach program, Mobile Engineering Education Lab, brings interactive lessons to local students

Engineering students from the University train K-12 students on engineering topics during hour-long, interactive productions

2016 Nevada Concrete Canoe Team pictured next to concrete canoe
Nevada canoe team to rock the boat in Texas

Engineering students compete in National Concrete Canoe Competition

Yiliang Leon Liao
Yiliang Liao receives prestigious early-career Powe Award

Grant will enhance research to improve durability of structural steels

Happy graduates at Commencement
Commencement 2016: A time to 'dare to dream'

More than 2,700 degrees and certificates, a record, are presented during three Commencement ceremonies

Saiid Saiidi in earthquake lab
His bridge of the future is now being built

Recipient of University’s 2016 Established Innovator Award is revolutionizing bridge engineering

2016 Foundatioin Professors
2016 Foundation Professors announced

Greiner, Scott and Yan recognized at 'Honor the Best' ceremony

Flirtey drone.
From incubation on campus to aviation history

Flirtey drone accepted into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum collection

Visitors check out displays at engineering Innovation Day
Innovation Day: the University’s engineering student inventions extravaganza

Senior engineering students share their capstone projects with locals at annual event

University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 11

Chemical and Materials Engineering students at Innovation Day
Students to showcase innovative gadgets, contraptions, software for businesses, investors

Seniors in the College of Engineering will present their capstone projects during Innovation Day, May 6

NUANCE Lab-NASA run research at Reno-Stead Airport
New lab with NASA enables research of air traffic platform concepts for unmanned aircraft

NAASIC partners with NASA to benefit Nevada aerospace community

Students prep for canoe races.
University continues 11-year-long wake of victories in regional concrete canoe competition

Engineering students look forward to upcoming national competition

Students hang out at lake during practice for canoe event
Concrete canoe regional competition held locally this year

University of Nevada, Reno proud to host annual series of engineering competitions on campus and the Sparks Marina