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
Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students
The event brought together students, faculty, family, friends and former and current College of Science deans
Professors Emeriti Jerry and Jeanne Johnson give back to support students of science
A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists
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
Forever a Westfall Scholar
Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success
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
Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant
The grants will be used in two different areas of plasma physics research
Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”
Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1
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
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
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
Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging
Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception
Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes microbiology and immunology student Lauren Carreire
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
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
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
Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support
For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged
How do hot air balloons fly?
Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies
Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success
The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.
Math as art
Many mathematicians in the College of Science work in pure mathematics, but the field often blurs the lines between math and art.
Climate journalist asks, “Sustain what?”
Andrew Revkin, an award-winning environmental and sustainability journalist, will bring some of the insights he’s gained in his 34 years of reporting experience to the University on September 8. Revkin’s lecture will kick off the 12th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series.
Discover Science Lecture Series opens its 12th season
This season's lineup includes a range of disciplines. Registration for the first lecture on September 8 is now open.
Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students
New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.
Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University
Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.
Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success
Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.
State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting
The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor
de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.
Linda Hayes recognized with Distinguished Faculty Award
The psychology professor, who has worked at the University for 32 years, received the award in her final year before retirement.
New program aims to improve access to support for children with autism in Kenya
The course will be available to University students this fall
NSHE Regents' Mid-Career Researcher Award goes to dedicated biologist
Jamie Voyles will be celebrated with her colleagues at the University's Honor the Best event
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought
Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.
World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources
The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.
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.
Brain Awareness Week extends through the year
Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond
Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day
Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?
Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits
Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.