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

volcanic rocks in Hot Springs Mountains

Explore Nevada’s Hot Springs Mountains in virtual Earth Science Week field trip

University of Nevada, Reno’s Bureau of Mines and Geology event Sat., Oct. 17

earthquake damage Wells, Nevada

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on

Bridget Ayling sampling water

Geothermal energy exploration to get boost from University research

College of Science awarded $10 million DOE grant to develop comprehensive ‘toolkit’ for industry

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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