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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.
Compilation of videos showing scientists and engineers conducting research across a range of disciplines related to the mining industry, including chemistry, technology, sustainability and more.

Recent news from the Mackay School

Three women work at a booth surrounded by maps, documents and booklets. They are tabling for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Mackay shines at AEMA 2023

Mackay School faculty and students made an impact at annual conference

A composite image. In the top left corner, a portrait of Colby Pellegrino. In the bottom left corner, an image of a boat on the Colorado River. In the bottom right corner, a portrait of Elizabeth Koebele. In the top right corner, the Discover Science podcast identifier.

Discover Science Podcast: Colby Pellegrino on the water challenges of the Colorado River

Political science professor Elizabeth Koebele is joined by Colby Pellegrino

A black and white photo of Manzanita Lake covered in snow, with buildings surrounding the Quad in the background.

Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – January through March

Interim Nevada State Climatologist Tom Albright reviews the past three months and what it means for the state