Recent research news
- The Graduate School and a team of faculty from the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Science and the School of Community Health Sciences recently awarded a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) grant to test the effectiveness of a novel recruitment, retention and career preparedness framework for increasing the representation of first-generation college students and students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM graduate education. This is the first ever NSF IGE grant awarded to the University and the state of Nevada, and Senator Jackie Rosen even took notice of this exciting opportunity! Future graduate students, look for additional information about participating in this program on our Facebook page and website this fall.
- University receives five 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards and several honorable mentions
- Valentina Alassan, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
- Aramee Diethelm, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
- Sarah Shapley, Geology Ph.D.
- Rebecca Histed, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
- Benjamin Sonnenberg, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D.
- Jean Cabell, Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Ph.D.
- Grant Fairchild, Integrative Neuroscience Ph.D.
- Sarah Moody, Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Ph.D.
- The Graduate School would like to congratulate three graduate students, Sara Gray, a master's student in criminal justice, Jacqueline Kirshenbaum and Christine McDermott, both Ph.D. students in social psychology, who were each awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club for their work with a literacy program for kids who come from low-income families or foster care.
Congratulations to Samantha Romanick, a graduate student in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, who recently received the Environmental Stewardship award for the Campus Refill Initiative. The initiative, founded in August 2018 by Romanick, aims to reduce plastic waste at the University by partnering with the ASUN Nevada Wolf Shop to provide alternatives to single-use plastic products.
“First-year students in college are making their own lifestyle choices for the first time outside of their parents’ homes. We started up CRI at the University of Nevada, Reno to educate our youth on sustainable practices that reduce household plastic waste. We are reintroducing the concepts of reuse and refill by offering our students reusable and refillable everyday products conveniently on campus and online. We hope our students will carry these practices with them after they graduate. Reusing and refilling are the first steps consumers, and students, can take to make a great impact in our environment.”
- The National Council of Teachers of English has announced that our own Leslie Anglesey has won a 2019 CCCC Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Anglesey is one of 4 recipients of this award! Congratulations, Leslie!