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.
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.

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Recent news from the Mackay School

College of Science Departmental Giving Challenge

Will your department's name be on the plaque next year?

Eight students bundled up for winter weather raise their arms up and throw snow in the air in front of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

How to cook chicken on a volcano

Six years of research leads to new theories (and new cooking methods) at the Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano

Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

Department of Geography professor will use her professional experience to help remedy past erasures

Interdisciplinary team studies impact of housing on Latino health in Washoe County

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant helps geographers, health scientists and community leaders identify areas of need

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