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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'Anyone can be a (mad) scientist' and other College of Science video competition winners announced

Students take home cash prizes for short videos depicting life as science students in annual competition.

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Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms

Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate

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Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar

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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