Mackay School news

University of Nevada, Reno group of award recipients pose for a photo at the NCET Tech Awards evening, May 13, 2024.
President Sandoval honored as NCET’s 2024 Technology Hall of Fame recipient

University leaders, programs and businesses recognized as top contributors to Northern Nevada’s technological community at NCET Dragonfly Energy Technology Awards

A boy works with a woman to affix a device to a passenger car window. The device looks like a mallet with a long handle.
Reno/Sparks selected to be part of Urban Heat Mapping Campaign

The summer 2024 effort will involve community volunteers and is supported by the National Institutes of Health, NOAA, and Heat Watch

A boxy device with piping running in separate directions away from it sits in a marshy area in a basin.
University geothermal research center holds Geothermal Town Hall

The free, public event will share information about geothermal energy production in Nevada

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Mackay Muckers take gold in International Collegiate Mining Competition

Ten students traveled to Montana to show off their traditional mining skills

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

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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

Andrew Zuza smiles, wearing a medal and standing next to another man who is smiling on a stage.
NBMG geoscientist wins Young Scientist Award from GSA

The Donath Medal is awarded to a young scientist for outstanding research

A compilation of images from the Mineral Processing Lab.
Key labs for lithium and other critical minerals extraction get upgrade

Historical University commitment to mining continues

A two panel image shows a rock from two different angles. The rock looks very precarious on the edge of a cliff.
Perfectly precarious positions

Rocks that naturally lay in precarious positions remained upright during an earthquake, surprising seismologists

Six people, five of them men, stand in front of the Mackay statue. All are wearing blue Mackay polos.
Faces of the Pack: Angelica Perez

Breaking barriers

An aerial photo of Lake Mead with a boat on it.
Colorado River expert gives talk Nov. 2

Colby Pellegrino to discuss status of the Colorado River for Discover Science Lecture Series

The path between the Block N and the MIKC with people walking past. The sky has some clouds, and the leaves on the trees are bright orange.
Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – October through December

Interim Nevada State Climatologist Tom Albright reflects on the wet summer in Nevada and what the next few months might bring

Two people in hard hats sit in front of a computer with seismology data on it.
Great Nevada ShakeOut drill 10/19 at 10:19 a.m.

University takes part in annual earthquake preparedness drill

Six people stand in a lab around a piece of equipment with a gauge and control panel on it. They are all smiling.
Using lithium mining waste to store carbon

Researcher partners with Lithium Americas to find sustainable carbon solutions

A south-facing shot of the University Quad, with students lying against trees, walking along the Quad, and throwing a football.
Nevada Drought Update for September 2023

This report brings to a close a three-and-a-half year stretch of having at least one Nevada county under drought watch

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Amidst the rubble, Turkey’s earthquake scars reveal important information

Earthquake geologists on the GEER research team gain greater understanding of the impacts of the February earthquake

A rainstorm passes between a mountain range and a marshy area, with sagebrush and a road in the foreground.
Nevada Drought Update for August 2023

Drought still remains in southern Nevada, but has disappeared in most of the state

Overlooking Lake Tahoe on a fairly sunny day with several clouds in the sky.
Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – July through September

Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee shares a report on Nevada’s climate over the past few months, and what to expect in the next quarter

Four photos of students: at the top left, Alexia Carver, at the top right, Kamal Mousavi, at the bottom left, Trisha McLaughlin and at the bottom right, Ash Thompson.
Mackay student team takes second place in national competition

The competition is focused on carbon management

A photo from a high vantage point of Lake Mead. The water levels are low as indicated by the bathtub rings around the lake.
Nevada Drought Update for July 2023

Nevada reservoirs are in good condition across the state; Lake Mead's levels have been rising

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American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Section Fellows discuss the future of science

The session took a deep dive into the responsibilities of scientists to diversify the field

The back of the Mackay statue facing toward the Quad. The grass is green and the trees lining the Quad are fully leafed out. The sky is blue with some scattered clouds.
Nevada Drought Update for June 2023

The wet spring across much of Nevada alleviated drought and may provide a buffer against a rapid return to drought

Tristan Morrice leans against a wall next to a plaque that reads, "The Edward Morrice Mineral Processing Laboratory."
Freshman recognizes his grandfather’s contributions to the University

Tristan Morrice uses the Edward Morrice Mineral Processing Laboratory

A table tent listing sponsors of the Mackay School. There is a fork and plate in the foreground.
Mackay Banquet celebrates excellence in Mackay community

The annual banquet was held on April 28

A group of around 30 people stand in a classroom with tables in front of them.
Using carbon dioxide to recover more critical minerals

Chu receives $3.3M DOE ARPA-E grant to study mineral processing of rare earth minerals

Mackay Mines from a low angle showing off the spring blooms.
Nevada Drought Update for May 2023

Only a small portion of the state is still in drought, and Lake Mead levels are forecasted to improve. Fire risk in northwestern Nevada is likely to be higher than normal by July.

The Mackay Muckers Women's Team sits on a pile of dirt in front of a mining cart. They are all covered in dirt.
Mackay Muckers Women’s Team strikes gold

The team won first place at the 45th International Collegiate Mining Competition

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Talks on the future of geothermal energy in Nevada at the Energy Solutions Forum

Jack Norbeck spoke about Fervo Energy's project with Google using geothermal energy in Northern Nevada

A view of Manzanita Lake, with blooming trees in the foreground.
Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook - April through June

Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides an outlook and report for climate and weather

A brick building with a dogwood tree that is starting to bloom in front of it. The name of the building reads, "Effie Mona Mack"
Nevada Drought Update for April 2023

Drought was alleviated across much of Nevada

Jim Faulds hands Senator Catherine Cortez Masto an award. The award is a block of wood with a plaque and a piece of a gold-colored rock on it. They are both dressed formally and are smiling for the photo, being taken in an office.
Mackay School professor presents award to Senator Cortez Masto

Senator Cortez Masto received the AASG’s Pick and Gavel award

A photo of the Truckee River reaching the tops of the riverbanks. There is snow on the ground all around the river.
Nevada Drought Update for March 2023

State Climatologist shares a quarterly update about Nevada’s ongoing drought

A large mining haul truck drives toward the left of the photo. There are large mountains in the background.
Making autonomous mining safer

Researchers developing software to simulate autonomous mining operations

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An optimistic view of climate solutions based on an energy transition

The first speaker of the Energy Solutions Forum, Chris Field, gave an introduction on climate change-related problems and possible solutions. More speakers are coming these following weeks.

Daniel Trugman smiles in a selfie on a mountaintop. He is wearing a green beanie.
Assistant professor wins prestigious Seismology Society of America award

Daniel Trugman joined the University in 2022

Two colorful quilts hang on a wall. They depict mountainous Nevada landscapes at sunset.
New Keck Museum Exhibit opens to the public

New exhibit explores climate through art, utilizes previously closed space

A person wearing gloves holds a rock in their hand. The rock is dark gray on the exterior, but the interior is cut and is a shiny bronze color.
How do I know if I found a meteorite?

Geologist explains differences between meteorites and meteor-wrongs

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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

Campus accessibility research sheds light on how to create more accessible spaces

Student researcher Lea Gifford suggests ways in which the Wolf Pack can help make spaces across campus more accessible

Scanned mud core samples
Centuries-long drought in the Great Basin shown to be a recurring pattern

A multi-centennial drought termed the Late Holocene Dry Period could serve as a map for future climate projections, Indigenous human responses a model for resilience and adaptability

An aerial view of the McDermitt Caldera shows a visible depression in the landscape in the shape of a lightbulb.
How lithium-rich ores are made

Philipp Ruprecht aims to identify how and when lithium deposits are enriched

Seven people stand in front of three Mackay School posters. There are three people in the front row and four in the back, all are smiling.
Mackay students shine at annual mining meeting

Three student posters won awards at the American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting

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Biden appoints College of Science’s Scott Tyler to nuclear waste panel

Brings extensive experience in hydrological sciences to DOE’s review board

Water runs down a valley through a dam, where pelicans are sitting at the base.
Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides some insight about our state of water

Nevada has been experiencing drought after drought

Researchers working in barn-like building that houses ichthyosaur fossils
Probable ichthyosaur birthing grounds revealed in Nevada with the help of undergraduate researcher

Research in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution provides a new explanation for why so many of the extinct marine reptiles died in the same location in central Nevada

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How can Reno become a greener city?

Reno faces challenges as a growing city in the era of climate change. Faculty in the College of Science are focused on solutions.

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.
College of Science Departmental Giving Challenge

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

Four people sit on the ground surrounded by jackets and cooking items. They are all facing the camera and smiling, dressed warmly.
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

A headshot of Christine Johnson.
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

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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

A collage features photos of 6 people, including three women in the top row, two women and a man in the bottom row.
Forever a Westfall Scholar

Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success

A microscopic image shows two large grains of pollen that look like spiky yellow balls on a butterfly leg, which is a straight line horizontally with grooves in it.
Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time

Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen

A person stands in a clearing holding a large drill. Another person stands nearby with a notebook under their arm. They are standing in a mountainous area with the ocean visible in the background.
Eroding rocks can put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does that mean for the climate?

Graduate student Mara Nutt looks for answers in the Santa Ynez Mountains

Two lithium-ion batteries, one leaning on the other, sit against a white background.
Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16

Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe

A woman wearing a blue rain jacket stands next to a large rock face. She is surrounded by mosses and trees.
Nick Zentner Field Trip to the Cascades with Professor Stacia Gordon makes an impact on YouTube

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Professor Stacia Gordon hits the road for another YouTube cameo

A student wearing a Nevada t-shirt leans against a bookshelf in the Knowledge Center with a book in his hands, reading.
Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list

The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science

A group of seven people wearing orange high-visibility vests and white hard hats stand next to a massive mining vehicle tire.
Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education

Researchers from four distinct disciplines, engineers from Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross, and McClelland Laboratories and University Libraries will bring a new learning tool to students

A woman and a man shake hands in front of another woman holding a glass award.
Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni

Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more

Q&D Construction worker in open trench
Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements

Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.

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University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill 10/20 at 10:20 a.m.

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

People walk around the wooden and glass cases holding rock specimens in the Keck Museum. The photo is taken from above.
Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science

Earth Science Week this year is celebrated from Oct. 9-15

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Thwaites Glacier under threat from warming sea temperatures – College of Science scientists use fiber-optics to study ice-shelf melting

Chris Kratt travels to Antarctic to set up temperature sensing devices and retrieve data

A mountainous landscape shows a canyon carved by a river.
How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?

Researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering weigh in on a hotly debated topic in tectonics and geomorphology: the age of the Sierra Nevada mountain range

Isabel Peñaloza Araujo poses for the camera. She has dark hair, wears glasses and a blue Mackay polo, smiling.
Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo

As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more

A house’s porch stands unsupported by the ground that used to lie beneath it.
Yellowstone flooding response includes geotechnical surveys

Assistant geological engineering professor Michael Gardner visited the sites of flooding in Yellowstone National Park to determine how geostructure integrity was compromised

A male and a female stand on an ice sheet, posing with a LGBTQ+ Pride flag.
Exploring ice and expanding access

Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.

A man wearing a hat and sunglasses stands on red rocks in front of a rock arch.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

A jetty of rocks spits out to the left with the clear turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe in the foreground and alpine mountains in the background.
State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting

The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Wind turbines
Sustainable resource management research the focus of new open-access journal

Metallurgical Engineering professor Ehsan Vahidi to serve as associate editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Resource Management

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Mackay School honors exceptional students and industry partners

The Mackay School honored donors, alumni, faculty and staff with a focus on celebrating the successes of students at the 2022 Mackay Banquet.

Discover Science Podcast with Harrison Schmitt
Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon

Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like

Melissa Harmon smiles, wearing a blue top under a black blazer.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Melissa Harmon

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

The "Weclome to Nevada" sign posted along a highway in eastern Nevada.
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada

Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada

Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate

Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.

Truckee River
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort

College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues

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Apollo 17 astronaut, scientist and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt visits University March 31

The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.

Nick Zentner (left panel) wears headphones in front of a chalkboard. Stacia Gordon is sitting in the right panel.
YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor

Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.

Anne Nolin snowshoeing
Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International

Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"

Brown (left) and Vahidi are wearing goggles and are in focus in the background, with lab equipment out of focus in the foreground.
Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

Jon DeBoer kneels, holding a brown lizard out in front of him.
New lizard defense mechanism observed

Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.

Construction workers erect concrete building frames.
Building greener buildings

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050

Brian Huynh, wearing a white work helmet and a reflective vest, stands smiling with his arms crossed in the foreground of a mine site.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Two people each stand in front of a booth display for CREG and the Mackay School.
AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence

Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference

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Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires

College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States

Astronauts perform various tasks on the lunar surface next to rovers.
Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project

Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.

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Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar

Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Students on the quad in autumn.
College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni

Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.

Surface rupture of Monte Cristo earthquake
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

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

Autumn Harry hikes atop a mountain peak wearing a backpacking pack.
Reclaiming the land, remapping history

Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.

House and building debris from flooding in Europe
Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure

Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.

Photo of the Truckee River in fall.
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada

Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16

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Thermal cameras installed by ALERTWildfire to help firefighters see through Caldor Fire smoke

University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform

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University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes

Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019
NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

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Mackay School alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineers

Dr. Nikhil C. Trivedi, '70 Metallurgical Engineering M.S., is awarded one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.

Mackay Mines building on campus.
Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI) Academy to facilitate global governance of energy resource minerals

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering will bring delegates from around the world for hands-on trainings in energy resource minerals governance related topics.

Man in an underground mine wears a face covering.
Knock-on effects of COVID-19 on the mining industry

Kinross Term Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering Javad Sattarvand comments on the challenges overcome by the Nevada mining industry over the past year.

A sepia-toned photo shows the Mars landscape with a hill and rocky features.
Is there life on Mars?

Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and member of the Mars Exploration Rover Team answers questions about roving on Mars.

Female student next to Mackay Statue
College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic

Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.

High-Resolution Still Image of Perseverance's Landing
Roving Mars: From Sojourner to Perseverance

Foundation Professor and planetary scientist Wendy Calvin will discuss the evolution of Mars rovers in her March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.

Video screenshot showing a cartoon illustration of a skeleton.
'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.

Microscopic image of marine plankton.
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

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 (2020)

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

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Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24

College of Science public series moves online, geothermal energy first topic

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.
Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today

The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt

Photo of Tommy Thompson sitting at the base of a rock face holding a map.
Tommy Thompson, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Center for Research in Economic Geology, graduates his 100th graduate student

Monte Cristo faultline
Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks

University geoscience teams monitoring, finding, mapping damage and surface ruptures

Split screen showing screen grab of a young girl (left) and a man flyfishing (right) both with Sci-On Official Selection laurels overlain on the images.
Sci-On! Film Festival to feature two College of Science films

Watch the short documentary Fertile Waters and an episode of Mineral Monday, both official selections in the festival, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the virtual festival.

students studying earthquake trench
Carson City aftershocks continue after magnitude 4.5 earthquake

College of Science seismological lab tracks seismic activity in Silver State

Heather Winslow standing on the crater wall.
AGU Outstanding Student Presentation awarded to graduate student Heather Winslow

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering student receives prestigious award granted to the top 5% of student participants.

Headshot of Annie Huhta.
Upholding the Mackay School's long legacy

Geologist and newly appointed Director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering plans to continue Mackay’s proud legacy with a fresh vision for the school in mind.  

Himesh Patel (left) stands with Society of Mining Engineers Young Leaders Emily Rose and Bijan Peik.
The Mackay School shows up strong at the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) Annual Meeting

Graduate Students in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering took home 1st and 3rd in the meeting's poster competition

Joel Scheingross and his PhD adviser Michael Lamb surveying waterfall plunge pools on Dry Meadow Creek in the Southern Sierra Nevada (credit: Roman DiBiase)
Joel Scheingross receives the 2019 Luna B. Leopold Award

Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering honored as an early career scientist by the American Geophysical Union.

old photograph of a large group of miners, circa 1890.
Mineral Monday in Virginia City: The Chollar Mine

Mineral Monday heads up to Virginia City with two very special guests in this three-part season finale.

Close up shot of a white gloved hand holding a trilobite specimen
Mineral Monday: Epidote

Learn about the mineral epidote on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Close up shot of a white gloved hand holding a trilobite specimen
Mineral Monday: Trilobite

Watch this week's episode about the Keck Museum's trilobite collection.

White gloved hand holding a specimen of cerussite
Mineral Monday: Cerussite

Learn about the stunning mineral cerussite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

The collapsed San Marin Hotel
Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

College of Science’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Close up shot of a hemimorphite specimen
Mineral Monday: Hemimorphite

Watch this week's episode about the mineral, hemimorphite, and check it out in the Keck Museum for yourself.

Mountains of Nevada with interesting geology coloring different sections
Public invited to annual Earth Science Week field trip

Participants will learn about the geology of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City

White gloved hands holding a specimen of wolframite.
Mineral Monday: Wolframite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday featuring the Keck Museum's wolframite specimens.

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

Granite Range near Gerlach
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Oct. 17

University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn and prepare for earthquakes

A blast outside of a mine.
Capacity building in artificially intelligent mining systems

University receives $1.25 million grant to create an interdisciplinary team of professionals, partnered with the world’s largest mining companies, in order to advance technology and automation in mines.

Garrett Barmore standing on a boulder of granite in Lake Tahoe
Mineral Monday Field Trip: Lake Tahoe Granite

Close-up of Garret Barmore holding a talc specimen
Mineral Monday: Talc

Learn about the mineral that holds the number 1 spot on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Two specimens of corundum
Mineral Monday: Corundum

Learn about the mineral, corundum, on this week's episode of Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore.

Lake Tahoe
Mineral Monday field trip to Lake Tahoe

The College of Science favorite is back for a new season

AlertTahoe camera and tower install
Final AlertTahoe fire camera installation complete near Emerald Bay

Camera goes live on University of Nevada, Reno’s AlertWildfire website

Wells Nevada earthquake damage
Seismic Nevada: Sequence of 60 earthquakes in Sun Valley, Washoe Valley earthquake

College of Science leads effort to monitor, research, assess earthquake hazards

Ken Nussear sits in a plane wearing vintage army gear and a vintage parachute pack. He sits behind another similarly dressed man.
Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump

Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day

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Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

College of Science geologists are successful with new exploration methods for renewable energy

Drilling rig on the Play Fairway project. Drill is extended vertically from the truck
Nevada in hot water: Geothermal industry gets boost with discoveries of ‘blind’ systems

College of Science team successful with new exploration methods for renewable energy

Blue Mud
Mineral Monday season finale with Vera: Ichthyosaur

Mineral Monday competition winner, Vera, co-hosts this week's episode of Mineral Monday about the Ichthyosaur.

Blue Mud
Mineral Monday: Blue Mud

Learn about the mineral Blue Mud on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.
Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

Take an interactive walking tour of 10 University museums on and around campus

The Lady Muckers take on the 41st Annual International Collegiate Mining Competition

The Mackay Muckers had enough female recruits for both men's and a women's teams for the first time in five years.

Margery McKnight Carr infront of Mackay Mines building
A woman among men: Margery's story

Margery McKnight Carr was the only woman and the third in history to have graduated from the Mackay School of Mines in 1951

Mineral Monday: crocoite

Learn about the mineral crocoite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Wendy Calvin with Mars Rover
Wendy Calvin looks back at 15 years of working on Mars

College of Science geologist on the science team for the rover Opportunity

Mineral Monday: adamite

Learn about the mineral adamite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Garrett Barmore with young co-host
Mineral Monday competition announcement

The Keck Museum is excited to announce its first-ever Mineral Monday competition!

Garrett Barmore with child
Mineral Monday Competition

Mineral Monday is back for season three with an exciting announcement

old photograph of two women in front of Mackay Statue
A place in history: the Mackay School

A look back at some remarkable images from the Mackay School's past.

Lahontan cutthroat trout
Environmental discoveries, men's hoops lead most popular stories of 2018

Lahontan cutthroat trout species re-discovery was the most clicked on Nevada Today story in 2018

Image of river basin developed through airborne lidar mapping technology
Revealing our dynamic landscape through new high-resolution topographic data

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s regional-scale lidar mapping provides novel insights into earthquake, flood and glacial history

Hand holding gold slurry
Mineral Monday: how gold is made

Learn how gold goes from in the ground to the finished product.

Mineral Monday: Dioptase

Learn about the beautiful green mineral, dioptase, on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Herkimer Diaomond
Mineral Monday: Herkimer Diamond

This week's specimen looks like a diamond, is called a diamond, but is not a diamond at all!

Frenchman Mountain in Clark County
Geology-themed 2019 calendar available

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

Mineral Monday: Opal

This week, learn about common opal, precious opal and Nevada's state mineral, black fire opal.

Mineral Monday: Smithsonite

This week's mineral shares its namesake with a famous group of museums and research centers. Any guesses?

Mineral Monday field trip to Twin Creeks Gold Mine, part 1

Take a trip out to Newmont Mining Operations Twin Creeks facility on this week's episode of Mineral Monday!

Damaged two-story building in Wells, Nevada, after a 6.0 earthquake in 2008
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Thursday, Oct. 18

University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Mineral Monday: Barite

Learn about the common mineral, barite, on this week's episode.

Soda Lake, Nevada
Visit Nevada’s youngest volcano, geothermal power plant and other geologic wonders for Earth Science Week

College of Science's Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology to lead free public tour Saturday

Kirkwood camera installation
Historic Sierra Nevada peak site for newest AlertTahoe network camera

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Lab goes to great heights to help firefighters

Mineral Monday: Topaz

Topaz, often used in jewelry, is the subject of this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Mineral Monday: Aragonite

Learn about the tabular mineral aragonite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Two students in a garden
Geography students help Reno refugees cultivate roots through community garden

Service learning opportunities offered in the geography department at the University of Nevada, Reno has students building community ties for marginalized populations

Wells earthquake damage 2008
Register now for Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

College of Science’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Sand Mountain
Mineral Monday: Field Trip to Sand Mountain

Garrett heads out on the road again this week for another field trip edition of Mineral Monday!

Photo of Jim Bell's book: The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
Planetary Scientist Jim Bell will take you on a vacation through space

Discover Science Lecture Series brings solar system tour guide and astronomer to talk with community

Carbide Lamps
Mineral Monday: Carbide Lamps

This week, Garrett shows us a few exciting pieces in the Keck Museum's mining history collection.

Mineral Monday: Azurite

This relatively common mineral is popular with collectors because of its beautiful blue hues.

Fly Geyser
Mineral Monday: Plesiosaur

Learn about this ancient marine reptile on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Fly Geyser
Mineral Monday: field trip to Fly Ranch

Explore this incredible geological site and hear the Burning Man Organization's plans for the property in this special field trip edition of Mineral Monday.

Holy Fire captured on Alert Wildfire camera
Seismo Lab's AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network slated for Sonoma County

College of Science and UC San Diego team with regional agencies to help firefighting efforts

Graham Kent speaks at Tahoe Summit about AlertTahoe fire camera system
Funding for AlertTahoe fire camera network announced at Tahoe Summit

College of Science’s Graham Kent talks about successful mountaintop fire tracking system

Cinnabar on display
Mineral Monday: Cinnabar and a special announcement

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday and learn about the mineral cinnabar.

Stibnite on display
Mineral Monday: Stibnite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday and learn about the mineral stibnite.

Fluorite on display
Mineral Monday: Fluorite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday about the many fluorite specimens on display at the Keck Museum.

Drawer of ore samples
Mineral Monday: Vivianite

This week, learn about the spectacular mineral vivianite.

Drawer of ore samples
Mineral Monday: Mackay Stanford Ore Deposit Collection

Explore one of the Keck Museum's off-site storage locations with curator Garrett Barmore.

Quartz on display
Mineral Monday: Quartz

For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, learn about this common mineral that comes in many different colors.

Mohs Hardness Scale minerals on display
Mineral Monday: Mohs Hardness Scale

The Mohs Hardness Scale is often used as a first step when classifying rocks and minerals.

Mackay Mucker hammer in handsteel event
University’s Mackay Muckers place second at 2018 International Mining Games

Students in the School of Mines traveled to Camborne, England for 40th international competition

Mine Cage
Mineral Monday: Native Silver

This week on Mineral Monday, learn about two unique formations of native silver or silver nuggets.

Mine Cage
Mineral Monday: Mine Cage

For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, Garrett takes us back in time to the early days of mining on the Comstock here in our home state of Nevada.

Helicoprion fossil on display
Mineral Monday: Helicoprion Fossil

This week's specimen illustrates a unique feature of this ancient shark species.

Mining student working on VOD
Mackay School of Mines dedicates mine ventilation lab to Newmont Mining

Recent donations from Newmont advances mining education at the University of Nevada, Reno

mt lincoln weather station
Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country

Sugar Bowl Resort, University partner to study regional weather, climate and water impacts for California and Nevada

Tektites on display
Mineral Monday: Tektites

Learn about the mysterious tektites for this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Mackay Silver on display
Mineral Monday: Mackay Silver

The Mary Louise and John Mackay Silver Collection showcases about 58 ornately designed silver service pieces, and is one of the Keck Museum's more famous collections.

Wakabayashilite on display
Mineral Monday: Wakabayashilite

Wakabayashilite is one of the rarest minerals in the Keck Museum's collection.

Fleischmann Planetarium among the trees
Tour nine interactive museums at ‘Day at the Museum’ May 5

Community welcome to attend family-fun event at the University of Nevada, Reno

Wulfenite on display
Mineral Monday: Wulfenite

Learn about this yellow tabular mineral called wulfenite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Mastodon foot
Mineral Monday: Mastodon

Learn about this prehistoric species of elephant on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

smoke enters tahoe basin
Innovation award presented to AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera team

College of Science leads efforts to bring internet to the wilderness for hazard monitoring

Pyrite on display
Mineral Monday: Pyrite

This stunning mineral is very common and is better known by it's nickname.

Halite on display
Mineral Monday: Halite

Learn about the fast-moving mineral halite in this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

carrying equipment to AlertTahoe fire camera site
AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network tracked 240 western wildfires in 2017

College of Science leveraging technology for public safety

Garrett stands in front of the Nevada relief Map
Mineral Monday: Nevada Relief Map

Learn something new about Nevada on this week's episode of Mineral Monday!

Two men on a boat smiling at each other and holding a core
The messy history of pristine landscapes

Researchers reconstruct the relationship between changing sociopolitical conditions and their effect on the landscape.

Four variations of hematite
Mineral Monday: Hematite

The mineral hematite is considered the most important iron ore because it is mined and then refined into iron.

Two staurolite crystals
Mineral Monday: Staurolite

This week, learn about the mineral staurolite and its unique twinned formation.

Giant sloth track fossils on display
Mineral Monday: Giant Sloth Tracks

The Keck Museum houses the only public collection of fossils found at the Carson City trackway.

Volcano viewing in Kamchatka
Active volcanoes lure College of Science geologist to remote Kamchatka

Philipp Ruprecht and team get treated to several eruptions in trek on northern peninsula

Native copper
Mineral Monday: Native Copper

This week, explore the Keck Museum's extensive native copper collection.

Professor Wendy Calvin with two students using a portable field spectrometer.
College of Science program helps launch the first multi-university graduate course

The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five other universities nationwide to offer new topics in hydrology research.

Fulgurite on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.
Mineral Monday: Fulgurite

Each Monday, explore the many amazing minerals, fossils and historical objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.

Campus aerial image from north campus looking toward south Reno
Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 90 earthquakes in south Reno

University reports several magnitude 2 and lower quakes, no damage reported

Students pose for a photo on top of a large dirt hill
Game of drones: College of Science students test the use of unmanned aircraft systems for research

The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five universities nationwide to teach new topics in hydrological research.

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon

A destroyed building in Wells, Nevada following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.
Practicing for pizza: The Great Nevada ShakeOut is 10:19 on 10-19

Students can win a pizza or donut party for their class if they take and post a picture with #ShakeOutPizza

A photo showing the mountain range and fault line in Pleasant Valley following the 1915 earthquake.
Get Ready for Shaking during Annual Earthquake Drill

The Great Nevada ShakeOut is Oct. 19

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

drilling blind geothermal systems
Drilling to begin in University’s Great Basin geothermal exploration project

College of Science receives $1.5 million from DOE for Phase III of project to find “blind” systems

slide mountain fire camera
AlertTahoe fire camera network readies for robust fire season, adds cameras

Nevada Seismological Lab system helps firefighters respond to wildfires with mountaintop monitoring

W.M. Keck Museum
The University invites you to a 'Day at the Museum'

11 museums covering a range of interests will participate in the campus-wide event

Tom Albright
Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds

College of Science-led multi-institution study focuses on southwest United States

Geothermal Plant
Meet the Geothermal Energy Center’s new director

Bridget Ayling took over the director position at the GBCGE last spring

Seismo Communication Installation
Hawthorne, Nev. hit by three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 earthquakes

University of Nevada, Reno seismologists work with other agencies to monitor, respond to events

Northshore Summit Trail
Nevada geology calendar puts state’s natural wonders front and center

Nevada comes to life in Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s 2017 calendar

Wesnousky studies Nepal earthquake trench
Seismically active Kathmandu region in store for larger earthquake

College of Science geophysics team identifies new dangers

AlertTahoe fire camera
AlertTahoe fire camera system helps firefighters respond to catastrophic wildfires

University’s partnership with Tahoe Prosperity Center expands mountaintop monitoring

Annie Kell near new fault
New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region

Scripps-led study offers new insights for hazard assessment models

Register now for the Oct. 20 Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

University’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

President Obama at the Tahoe Summit
20th anniversary of Tahoe Summit a time to celebrate and look ahead

President Barack Obama praises Nevada Sen. Reid for saving Lake Tahoe

multi-hazard monitoring
USGS awards $3.7 million for ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System

Nevada Seismological Lab to initially integrate eastern California within the Tahoe-Truckee corridor

Hot Pot fire July 3, 2016
Mountaintop cameras part of BLM firefighting arsenal as 10,000 acres an hour burned

Fire camera system built and maintained by University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Lab

Granite Range near Gerlach Nevada
Magnitude 3.9 one of 300 earthquakes near Gerlach, Nevada

Nevada Seismological Lab in College of Science continues to monitor seismic activity

Mining Competition Team
University places First overall at Intercollegiate Mining Competition

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering students compete in a variety of events

Inside the Nevada Historical Society
A 'Day at the Museum' to open campus' treasures to public

Annual 'Day at the Museum' event to open 11 Museum District locations to the community

Fire Camera at Lake Tahoe
Earthquake scientists convene in Reno for premiere annual convention

Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting to address latest earthquake research

Earthquake damage in 2015 Nepal earthquake
Students to talk about experiencing 7.3 Nepal aftershock, field studies

Two grad students and professor studied seismic effects of devastating, deadly earthquake

2008 Wells, Nevada earthquake
Global experts to inform region on economic recovery after devastating earthquakes

Earthquake Economic Resiliency Forum for public, economic leaders and disaster officials

Mackay Club Mine Design Team
University takes 2nd place at National Mine Team Competition

Students compete against other top schools by engaging in real world engineering problems

pleasant valley earthquake ground rupture
1915 Great Nevada Earthquake spurs reminder for 2015 Great Nevada Shakeout

Register now for Drop, Cover, Hold On public earthquake drill

Foundation Professor Scott Tyler named Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Recognized for advancements in environmental processes through novel measurement, theory and international collaboration

sheldon earthquake swarm
Earthquake activity in far northwest Nevada continues

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Laboratory monitors the year-long earthquake swarms

New science-based roadmap to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invaders

University of Nevada, Reno teams with agencies in private-public partnership to preserve ecosystem

Forging new geothermal resources through research

U.S. Department of Energy project calls on University expertise in geologic modeling and geothermal exploration

Midas Peak Fire Camera
Fire-spotting camera system installed on Great Basin mountain peaks

Bureau of Land Management and University of Nevada, Reno team up to protect rangeland and forests

AlertTahoe scans Washington Fire
AlertTahoe fire camera network tracks Washington Fire, seeks crowd sourcing and monitoring

University of Nevada, Reno's Seismo Lab building comprehensive system to cover region with fire-spotting technology

sandoval in earthquake engineering lab
Separating five facts from earthquake fiction in “San Andreas,” the movie

College of Science seismological lab director offers science-grounded view of Hollywood disaster film

Foundation Professor Steve Wesnousky in Himalayas studying earthquake fault

College of Science team searching for geophysical clues south of Kathmandu

Mackay Muckers place second in the intercollegiate mining competition

University of Nevada, Reno students get the chance to compete and network at international competition

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings

Mackay Mine Design Team competes in international competition

College of Science team uses experience to look ahead toward next year’s event

Funding sought for Tahoe fire camera system build out

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Lab seismic network does double duty as fire lookout system

blewitt receives plaque
Geoff Blewitt receives top European science award in geodesy

College of Science professor studies wide range of topics based in earth science and physics

Earthquake swarm rumbles this week with 50 small quakes, largest magnitude 4.3

Nevada Seismological Laboratory continues to monitor ongoing activity in far northwest Nevada

tyler at antarctica
Climate change effects on Antarctic ice shelf monitored 24/7 with fiber optics

McMurdo ice shelf and sea water interface temperatures recorded for first time by University of Nevada, Reno researcher

Study shows tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process

University of Nevada, Reno and Rice University professors challenge old assumptions of tectonics

Secretary of Energy Moniz visits University of Nevada, Reno to talk geothermal

Students, faculty, industry leaders, agency reps participate in informal forum on geothermal in Nevada

Campus joins Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday

560,000 Nevada participants, including the University, will practice Drop, Cover and Hold-on earthquake response

Nevada geologists host inaugural event for National Earth Science Week

Public invited to University’s first Discover Nevada open house at Great Basin Science and Sample Records Library in north Reno Oct. 15 and 16

Nevada geologists host interactive field trip in northern Nevada

Public invited to join a one-day excursion in the Carson City area for Earth Science Week

tahoe fire cams
University fire cameras activated at Tahoe, newest camera tracking smoke from King Fire

College of Science seismological network does double duty as fire lookout system

Climate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction

University and DRI research shows rare fish struggling to survive

tahoe research
Fire cameras activated, invasive species and nearshore work continues at Lake Tahoe

University and DRI continue important research work in many areas

NevCAN monitoring station
Tracking socio-environmental systems of mountain areas topic of international meeting

University of Nevada, Reno chosen for first-of-its-kind scientific gathering

mountain observatories
Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19

International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments

Students get shaken up in earthquake simulator; trailer comes to University campus

University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Lab brings training and education trailer to area schools

sierra nevada uplift
Research finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada mountains to rise, increase seismicity of San Andreas Fault

College of Science researchers go to science conference in Vienna to present findings

Tamzen Stringham
University research informs public, agencies on drought response (2014)

Rangeland, soil, forest, water and megadrought expertise helps Nevada, western U.S.

Terawatt Facility
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

Geology student wins best in Basin and Range presentation at national conference

University graduate student’s research mapped out fault lines and geothermal areas of the Black Rock Desert

Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 100 earthquakes near Virginia City, Reno

Several magnitude-3.2 quakes, no damage reported

Nevada Bureau of Geology and Mines director awarded fellowship

Jim Faulds recognized for work in tectonics and structural geology

Alan Krause, CEO of firm that designed new Panama Canal to speak in Discover Science Lecture Series

Mackay School of Mines grad to talk on trade, technology and environment

History of Nevada’s second oldest museum to be displayed at Keck Museum

The “Earthquakes, Chukars and Millionaires: The ‘Mackay Mines’ Story” exhibit will open Feb. 1

Professor receives international accolades for geological research

University of Nevada, Reno professor Stacia Gordon to discuss her research on partial melting at awards banquet in Vienna

University’s Keck Museum to exhibit Nevada’s moon rocks

Public invited to open house/unveiling Dec. 13 in historic Mackay School of Mines building

University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo

Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December

Goldcorp continues mining education support with $750,000 gift to University

Professor begins second year of teaching and mining ventilation research at University of Nevada, Reno

University hosts Earth Science Week Field Trip October 12 and 13

Participants can take part in earth science discovery hike to collect rocks and map local geology

Albright's research applicable to piecing together Tahoe's big picture

Geography professor brings broad scale data to Tahoe research

College of Science seismological lab tracks fires with multi-hazard camera network

New platform in works to monitor environment, multi-hazards for use by statewide emergency managers

University to join in Geothermal Summit and host National Geothermal Academy

University professor to sit on discussion panel at the National Geothermal Summit

Carson City earthquake swarm attracts attention of emergency managers

Nevada Seismological Lab and Nevada Department of Emergency Management send preparedness messages

Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard

College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries

Engineering labs welcome more than 300 area students

Middle and high school students tour campus labs as part of 11th annual Engineers Day.

University celebrates years of tradition and excellence

2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University of Nevada, Reno

University creates leadership development series for Barrick employees

One of several industry-specific educational programs the University has offered

EarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series

Seismo Lab leader to talk on novel methods for underwater paleoseismology

Nevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite

Ken Smith's work helped locate impact area quickly, accurately

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 Nevada landscape calendar

The NBMG is selling a 15-month calendar including different geological themes in the state of Nevada.

Nevada State Geologist wins geothermal award

The University's James Faulds wins Peer Review Excellence award for geothermal technology project

Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18

Series of 145 small quakes recorded by seismological lab in past week 10 miles from campus bring awareness to drill

Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes

College of Science seismologist Glenn Biasi co-authors report with GNS Science in New Zealand

Doug Boyle
Geography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist

Heads State Climate Office in College of Science public service department

Seismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre

University of Nevada, Reno and Scripps Institution of Oceanography to collaborate

Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Geodetic Lab uses GPS and radar for most precise measurements over entire mountain range

University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque

Interdisciplinary work yields new, easier, less destructive way to examine diets of ancient peoples by using dental calculus

GPS technology developed at Nevada used for NASA quake monitoring test

Nevada Geodetic Lab operates largest GPS network processing system in world

Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake

College of Science geophysicist John Anderson presents study at science conference in Vancouver, B.C.

University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps

Climate change effects to be monitored continuously with new fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing

Taranik memorial set for Sept. 12

James Taranik, late Mackay dean, director to be honored at celebration of life at DRI on Sept. 12

University saddened by death of former Mackay School dean

Paul Schwering takes a gravity measurement at Astor Pass (Pyramid Lake)
A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter

Student plays a central role in first-of-its-kind National Geothermal Academy

'Clean energy media tour’ to highlight University research

University steps-up monitoring after Hawthorne quake swarm

International student mining competition hits campus March 17

New Wells earthquake report has lessons for all Nevadans

newmont mining check presentation
Newmont Mining Corporation gives $250,000 to Mackay School

Continued support helps keep programs available to new and returning students

University faculty member wins AGU award

Russ Fields named director of Mackay School

Jon Price
State Geologist Jon Price of University of Nevada, Reno receives public service award

Geological Society of America honors service to the public, profession for 2010

Tour book highlights Highway 93 adventures

Laying a Solid Foundation

2010 Foundation Professors intertwine excellence in teaching and research

scott tyler deploying fiber optic cable in forest
Hydrologist Scott Tyler named to national science panel

Tyler to provide input on water resource management and research funding

Seismo director to give Tahoe earthquake talk

knowledge center
New Nevada earthquake planning reports for public, emergency personnel

Demonstration and presentation Nov. 4 at Nevada Earthquake Safety Council meeting

Price to receive prestigious medal

Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Backs Bootstraps Program

Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community

Regent Gallagher awarded prestigious national medal

Mint condition: Mackay School commissions more coins

Donation from Barrick keeps Mackay well-wheeled

Student World Water Forum highlights important issues

University seismologists host public information session

Mackay School receives $1.25 million pledge from Goldcorp

Engineers have their day

Mackay Muckers muck it out at mining competition

Mackay School celebrates centennial

2007 third-lowest year on record for earthquake activity