Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team
International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats
Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada
Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada
Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate
Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.
Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River
International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort
College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe
Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1
World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources
The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.
World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake
Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region
Apollo 17 astronaut, scientist and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt visits University March 31
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.
Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions
Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors
YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor
Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.
New lizard defense mechanism observed
Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.
AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence
Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States
College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni
Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure
Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada
Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale
University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires
Is there life on Mars?
Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and member of the Mars Exploration Rover Team answers questions about roving on Mars.
University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today
In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science
Roving Mars: From Sojourner to Perseverance
Foundation Professor and planetary scientist Wendy Calvin will discuss the evolution of Mars rovers in her March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.
Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier
University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science
Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms
Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate
The resilient class of 2020
'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'
Study in Thailand identifies benefits of community-based freshwater fish reserves
Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide
Exploring the relationship between space, race and STEM attainment on the Discover Science podcast
Dr. William F. Tate IV speaks with the College of Science about his research revealing the uneven contours of the education pipeline.
Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today
The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt
Sci-On! Film Festival to feature two College of Science films
Watch the short documentary Fertile Waters and an episode of Mineral Monday, both official selections in the festival, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the virtual festival.
AGU Outstanding Student Presentation awarded to graduate student Heather Winslow
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering student receives prestigious award granted to the top 5% of student participants.
Joel Scheingross receives the 2019 Luna B. Leopold Award
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering honored as an early career scientist by the American Geophysical Union.
Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
College of Science’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes
College of Science honor exceptional alumni
The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Oct. 17
University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn and prepare for earthquakes
Wonders of the Mekong Project receives USAID award funding
Biology professors Zeb Hogan and Sudeep Chandra receive 4 years of funding for their research in Cambodia.
Mineral Monday field trip to Lake Tahoe
The College of Science favorite is back for a new season
Final AlertTahoe fire camera installation complete near Emerald Bay
Camera goes live on University of Nevada, Reno’s AlertWildfire website
Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump
Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day
The Lady Muckers take on the 41st Annual International Collegiate Mining Competition
The Mackay Muckers had enough female recruits for both men's and a women's teams for the first time in five years.
A woman among men: Margery's story
Margery McKnight Carr was the only woman and the third in history to have graduated from the Mackay School of Mines in 1951
Wendy Calvin looks back at 15 years of working on Mars
College of Science geologist on the science team for the rover Opportunity
A place in history: the Mackay School
A look back at some remarkable images from the Mackay School's past.
Revealing our dynamic landscape through new high-resolution topographic data
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s regional-scale lidar mapping provides novel insights into earthquake, flood and glacial history
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Thursday, Oct. 18
University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes
Historic Sierra Nevada peak site for newest AlertTahoe network camera
College of Science's Nevada Seismological Lab goes to great heights to help firefighters
Geography students help Reno refugees cultivate roots through community garden
Service learning opportunities offered in the geography department at the University of Nevada, Reno has students building community ties for marginalized populations
Planetary Scientist Jim Bell will take you on a vacation through space
Discover Science Lecture Series brings solar system tour guide and astronomer to talk with community
Mineral Monday: field trip to Fly Ranch
Explore this incredible geological site and hear the Burning Man Organization's plans for the property in this special field trip edition of Mineral Monday.
Seismo Lab's AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network slated for Sonoma County
College of Science and UC San Diego team with regional agencies to help firefighting efforts
Funding for AlertTahoe fire camera network announced at Tahoe Summit
College of Science’s Graham Kent talks about successful mountaintop fire tracking system
Mineral Monday: Mackay Stanford Ore Deposit Collection
Explore one of the Keck Museum's off-site storage locations with curator Garrett Barmore.
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research (May 2018)
Through Community-Based Research, students explore problems and offer understanding, tools and ideas to make a difference
Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country
Sugar Bowl Resort, University partner to study regional weather, climate and water impacts for California and Nevada
Innovation award presented to AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera team
College of Science leads efforts to bring internet to the wilderness for hazard monitoring
The messy history of pristine landscapes
Researchers reconstruct the relationship between changing sociopolitical conditions and their effect on the landscape.
Active volcanoes lure College of Science geologist to remote Kamchatka
Philipp Ruprecht and team get treated to several eruptions in trek on northern peninsula
College of Science program helps launch the first multi-university graduate course
The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five other universities nationwide to offer new topics in hydrology research.
Mineral Monday: Fulgurite
Each Monday, explore the many amazing minerals, fossils and historical objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.
Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 90 earthquakes in south Reno
University reports several magnitude 2 and lower quakes, no damage reported
Game of drones: College of Science students test the use of unmanned aircraft systems for research
The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five universities nationwide to teach new topics in hydrological research.
AlertTahoe fire camera network readies for robust fire season, adds cameras
Nevada Seismological Lab system helps firefighters respond to wildfires with mountaintop monitoring
Molecular genetics and biosystems design research improves water-use efficiency of plants
2017 Nevada Regents’ Researcher Award recognizes the contributions of CABNR Foundation Professor John Cushman
Controlling antimicrobial contamination of soil and water with bacteria
Environmental engineer Frank Yang wins awards with environmental contamination work
Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds
College of Science-led multi-institution study focuses on southwest United States
Meet the Geothermal Energy Center’s new director
Bridget Ayling took over the director position at the GBCGE last spring
What Namibia can teach us
University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Jill Heaton's work in the southern African nation benefits students both there and here
New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region
Scripps-led study offers new insights for hazard assessment models
Register now for the Oct. 20 Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
University’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes
University adds 16 new academic programs
New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging
USGS awards $3.7 million for ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System
Nevada Seismological Lab to initially integrate eastern California within the Tahoe-Truckee corridor
Nevada water resources specialist receives national award
University’s John Cobourn recognized for work with floods, Lake Tahoe’s clarity and other state water issues
World’s water ecology, ecosystem issues addressed by new Global Water Center
New University collaboration approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents
Motivated senior becomes the University’s 9th Barry Goldwater Scholar
Brandon Rasmussen receives scholarship to pursue research in geophysics and geology
Magnitude 3.9 one of 300 earthquakes near Gerlach, Nevada
Nevada Seismological Lab in College of Science continues to monitor seismic activity
Foundation Professor Scott Tyler named Fellow of American Geophysical Union
Recognized for advancements in environmental processes through novel measurement, theory and international collaboration
Governor calls on University drought experts
As appointees to the Nevada Drought Forum, Doug Boyle and Mark Walker will help set the course to water sustainability for Nevada
Professor recognized for work in the field of strong-motion earthquake research
University of Nevada, Reno Professor John Anderson awarded the 2015 Bruce A. Bolt Medal
University professor and undergraduate student continue work with Smithsonian
Team uses LiDAR and photogrammetry technology to create 3D scans of Ichthyosaur fossils
Climate change effects on Antarctic ice shelf monitored 24/7 with fiber optics
McMurdo ice shelf and sea water interface temperatures recorded for first time by University of Nevada, Reno researcher
Secretary of Energy Moniz visits University of Nevada, Reno to talk geothermal
Students, faculty, industry leaders, agency reps participate in informal forum on geothermal in Nevada
Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19
International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments
Students get shaken up in earthquake simulator; trailer comes to University campus
University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Lab brings training and education trailer to area schools
Interdisciplinary graduate programs give University distinction
Offers academic buffet for tailoring degree program, contributes to student employability
Professor receives international accolades for geological research
University of Nevada, Reno professor Stacia Gordon to discuss her research on partial melting at awards banquet in Vienna
University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo
Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December
Using Lake Tahoe photographs to blend art and science
Peter Goin has been using his photographs and those of others to research the visual history of Lake Tahoe for 25 years.
College of Science seismological lab tracks fires with multi-hazard camera network
New platform in works to monitor environment, multi-hazards for use by statewide emergency managers
University to join in Geothermal Summit and host National Geothermal Academy
University professor to sit on discussion panel at the National Geothermal Summit
Carson City earthquake swarm attracts attention of emergency managers
Nevada Seismological Lab and Nevada Department of Emergency Management send preparedness messages
Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard
College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries
John Muntean new director of Center for Research in Economic Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering unit leads industry collaboration
EarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series
Seismo Lab leader to talk on novel methods for underwater paleoseismology
Geological Sciences' Russell is Dec. Employee of Month
Marie Russell, an ultimate 'can-do' person, is honored
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
Series of 145 small quakes recorded by seismological lab in past week 10 miles from campus bring awareness to drill
2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology guides “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake"
Geography Club to host Radical Reels Film Festival Sept. 19
University student club offers high-adrenaline film night to fund educational events
Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
College of Science seismologist Glenn Biasi co-authors report with GNS Science in New Zealand
University’s National Geothermal Academy recognized for outstanding leadership
University of Nevada, Reno Academy snags spot as finalist in Geothermal Energy Association’s Honors awards
Director of Geology receives Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Nevada, Reno Director of Geology recognized for his contributions in earthquake risk reduction
Seismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre
University of Nevada, Reno and Scripps Institution of Oceanography to collaborate
University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque
Interdisciplinary work yields new, easier, less destructive way to examine diets of ancient peoples by using dental calculus
University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
Climate change effects to be monitored continuously with new fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing
Nevada scientists take the world’s temperature with $1 million grant
Tyler of geosciences to travel to Antarctica to measure ocean temperatures under McMurdo Ice Shelf
The Meticulous Mapmaker
Nationally recognized map maker dodges bear to study at the University
Taking nature's temperature
Geological Sciences professor set to collect temperature data worldwide