A storied history. A bright future.

The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering enjoys a long and proud history at the University of Nevada, Reno which continues to shape the School's success today.

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Recent news from the Mackay School

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Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

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New lizard defense mechanism observed

Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.

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Building greener buildings

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050

Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore

Join Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore each week for the video web series Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore! Played regularly in K-12 classrooms and enjoyed by geologists, rock hounds and history buffs from around the country, Mineral Monday brings the earth sciences to life!

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