Six cutting-edge departments. Infinite opportunity.

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. Learn how your unique interests in science and engineering align with our degree programs and the lucrative careers in high demand in Nevada and around the world.

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Six cutting edge departments with Infinite opportunity. Learn about how science and engineering align with our degree program and the demand in Nevada.
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Recent news from the Mackay School

Assistant professor wins prestigious Seismology Society of America award

Daniel Trugman joined the University in 2022

Daniel Trugman smiles in a selfie on a mountaintop. He is wearing a green beanie.

New Keck Museum Exhibit opens to the public

New exhibit explores climate through art, utilizes previously closed space

How do I know if I found a meteorite?

Geologist explains differences between meteorites and meteor-wrongs

Daniel Trugman Honored with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

Nevada Seismological Laboratory professor receives prestigious award honoring outstanding contributions to the Seismological Society of America

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