Mike Wolterbeek

LGBTQ+ teaching mentorships need growth in diversity in education

Study published on needs for support for future teachers identifying as LGBTQ+

Two hands. One painted in a rainbow fashion with a heart in the middle and the other unpainted. Both pinky fingers are touching.

Scientists develop numerical capability of laser-driven x-ray imaging

College of Science experiments validate numerical modeling method for variety of uses

Leopard Laser array

Milkweed, only food source for monarch caterpillars, ubiquitously contaminated

Harmful pesticides found in Western Monarch breeding ground

Student sampling milkweed plants

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks

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

Monte Cristo faultline

University + manufacturing + volunteers make and donate hospital gowns

A community network coordinated by the Innevation Center Makerspace has made more than 750 gowns to help meet the regional need for PPE

A healthcare worker wearing a gown, face mask, and face shield giving the thumbs up

Future teachers benefit from attending accredited program

In uncertain economy University of Nevada, Reno education students get a step ahead of competition

William Raggio Building at the university. Home for the College of Education.

Obesity linked to sleep loss? Researchers identify how metabolism regulates sleep

Energy conservation may be a major function of sleep, according to new study

tiny worms under microscope

Want to advance museum science? Citizen scientists can help from home

College of Science biologist contributes to global effort

fox in natural history museum

University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.

Carson City aftershocks continue after magnitude 4.5 earthquake

College of Science seismological lab tracks seismic activity in Silver State

students studying earthquake trench

Team CERBERUS finishes second round of urban robotics competition

DARPA Sub-T Challenge featured 10 international teams competing in abandoned nuclear power plant

Kostas with team and robot

Shedding new light on black hole behavior

Physics department assistant professor part of international team that tracked jets ejected from black hole

radio observatory

Department of Energy program director is keynote speaker at Cybersecurity Conference

Free registration closes Feb. 25 for the 2nd annual conference March 2

cybersecurity conference 2019 panel discussion

Urban robotics competition Feb. 18-27 set for College of Engineering's Team CERBERUS

DARPA Sub-T Challenge features 11 teams from around the world competing in abandoned nuclear power plant

Anymal robot competes at DARPA Challenge

Finding faults

How the burgeoning Walker Lane may split the American West

A geologist looking into a cleaned out trench exposing a fault caused by the Ridgecrest quake

How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus

Data analysis finds several factors including recent mass shooter incidents impetus for bill introduction

David R. Johnson

Nevada Water Innovation Institute gains national recognition

Sustainable water management for economic growth and enriching the natural water environment

From left to right: Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research; Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering; Janusz Karwot, president of Rybnik Water Company; Jan Bondaruk, deputy director of Central Mining Institute; and Krishna Pagilla, director of the Nevada Water Innovation Institute, chair and professor of environmental engineering.

First-person video dataset aims to catch people looking (at everything)

Three universities collaborating to develop visual archive to be used for research, artificial intelligence development

Assistant professor and students calibrate video headset

Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

Plant, caterpillar, parasitoid interaction studied for 22 years by biologists in College of Science

Dani Salcido with Earthwatch volunteers

William Tate to present lecture on relationship of place, race and STEM education

Free public Discover Science Lecture Series to be held at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center

William Tate Discover Science Lecture

Ethnic matching in education topic of new book by College of Education Dean Easton-Brooks

Book receives award from the National Association for Multicultural Education

Easton-Brooks new book

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

The collapsed San Marin Hotel

College of Engineering to test soil/building interaction in world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

New capabilities for the seismic analysis of nuclear facilities funded by the DOE

custom built shake table-soil box combo

Public invited to annual Earth Science Week field trip

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

Mountains of Nevada with interesting geology coloring different sections

Astrophysicist Gabriela González to speak about gravitational wave discovery

College of Science invites top scientists for free Discover Science Lecture Series public lectures

An artist's conception showing two merging black holes.

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

Granite Range near Gerlach

Team CERBERUS competes at DARPA robotic underground terrain competition

DARPA Subterranean Challenge features 11 teams from around the world

Team CERBERUS robots in tunnel

AlertWildfire Moutaintop Camera System

Cameras play crucial role in early detection

ALERTWILDFIRE: A 21st Century Firespotting System and a play button overlaid on top of a shot of two trucks and a trailer of equipment with a fire spotting tower being worked on between them


A 21st century firespotting system

Aerial shot of hot pot fire

Nevada’s Team CERBERUS readies for robotic underground terrain competition

DARPA Subterranean Challenge features 11 teams from around the world

ANYmal, the four-legged walking drone part of Team CERBERUS

Nuclear materials packaging makes transportation, storage safe and secure

University of Nevada, Reno hosts international summer session for nuclear packaging certificate

students and instructors in nuclear packaging summer school

Final AlertTahoe fire camera installation complete near Emerald Bay

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

AlertTahoe camera and tower install

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

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

Wells Nevada earthquake damage

Amphibian extinction research takes next step to study how disease outbreaks subside

Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research

Yellow and black harlequin frog sitting on a rock

Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

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

teaching geothermal class in a trench

Scientists reveal how an ultrashort-pulse laser heats metal to one million degrees in one trillionth of a second

College of Science physics professor Hiroshi Sawada leads high-energy-density plasma group

Leopard laser table section

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

Drilling rig on the Play Fairway project. Drill is extended vertically from the truck

Nevada Water Innovation Institute and Polish partners sign collaboration agreement

Sharing knowledge and expertise for water infrastructure needs and economic growth

NWII partners sign agreement

Few remaining free-flowing rivers identified in global study

College of Science biologist Zeb Hogan on international team of scientists

unloading fish nets on the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia

Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

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

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.

New mechanism found for waterfall formation

Earth history calculations could change

Fox Creek waterfall

Forest management research to help fight effects of climate change

Forests and their ecosystems face increased threats to health as temperatures rise

forest recovery

Global amphibian mass extinctions caused by fungal disease

College of Science biology professor Jamie Voyles participated in international study

healthy frog

Wendy Calvin looks back at 15 years of working on Mars

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

Wendy Calvin with Mars Rover

Natural selection and spatial memory link shown in mountain chickadee research

Long-term, extensive study in Sierra Nevada range yields behavior, memory and selection data

chickadee eating a bug

Teams selected for competition for robotic exploration of underground terrain

CERBERUS team looks forward to DARPA Subterranean Challenge STIX Tests

underground robots

Scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

Climate, weather set the stage for uncontrollable inferno in Redding, California

Carr Fire Firenado

Construction underway on massive new building for College of Engineering

Pennington Engineering Building features state-of-the-art research laboratories, teaching laboratories and collaborative spaces

New engineering building groundbreaking

Blane Harding receives Leading Light Award from national academic advising association

College of Science Director of Advising, Recruitment and Retention honored at annual national conference

Blane Harding

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

Damaged two-story building in Wells, Nevada, after a 6.0 earthquake in 2008

Pavement program selected to develop, deploy innovative asphalt technologies

Federal Highway Administration grants University of Nevada, Reno $3 million over five years for national project

Elie Hajj in pavement lab

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

Soda Lake, Nevada

Bridge shake test is part of earthquake engineering research for Caltrans

Mehdi Saiidi, civil engineering professor and leader of the project, is also an award-winning researcher in 2018.

Professor Saiidi and an engineering student make necessary repairs to the bridge during testing.

Nevada Water Innovation Campus finds success in water preservation

NWIC, a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and local agencies, creates water research programs to help Northern Nevada.

A group of Nevada leaders with Governor Brian Sandoval and NWIC.

Robotic autonomy in strategic underground tasks explored in international effort

Team CERBERUS awarded prestigious multi-year DARPA Subterranean Challenge grant

aerial robot with green and red lights flies in a darkened mine

Register now for Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

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

Wells earthquake damage 2008

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

Photo of Jim Bell's book: The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos

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

Holy Fire captured on Alert Wildfire camera

Funding for AlertTahoe fire camera network announced at Tahoe Summit

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

Graham Kent speaks at Tahoe Summit about AlertTahoe fire camera system

Foundation professor spends career on eclectic, seemingly random collection of research

Glenn Miller studied roadside plant biofuel, cleaning up mining waste and protecting water sources

Glenn Miller working in lab

Mercury levels in pet food to be studied in new University project

Crowdfunding used to finance research

Researchers test for mercury in pet food at CABNR lab

Exploring how to make virtual reality more accessible to women

VR sickness to be studied by University of Nevada, Reno team

virtual reality lab

Nat Geo WILD’s “Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan” season premieres June 1

Biology professor travels off the grid to the dangerous Salween River in Myanmar to start the new season

Zeb Hogan in Salween River

Cybersecurity Center works to protect Nevada industry, individuals from cyber threats

University uses interdisciplinary, holistic approach to finding solutions

Shamik Sengupta in sandbox lab

Carbon nanotubes in food plants: searching for a needle in a haystack

College of Engineering research finds new reliable method for detection

Kamol and Yaqi with lettuce standing in a greenhouse

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

mt lincoln weather station

Frog study helps scientists understand disease outbreak and progression

University of Nevada, Reno leads study that shows some amphibian species recover from infectious disease despite a persistently pathogenic fungus

Green and borwn frog (pristimanti museosus) in foliage

Innovation award presented to AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera team

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

smoke enters tahoe basin

Manos Maragakis honored with award from Nevada construction industry

Engineering dean makes impact on campus, city, state and nation promoting research, education and workforce development

Manos Maragakis inside 2-story building in laboratory

AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network tracked 240 western wildfires in 2017

College of Science leveraging technology for public safety

carrying equipment to AlertTahoe fire camera site

Active volcanoes lure College of Science geologist to remote Kamchatka

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

Volcano viewing in Kamchatka

Climate change and snowmelt – humid air plays key role in water supplies

CABNR study shows new snowpack prediction variable for water use managers

Watershed hydrology class measures stream flow

Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 90 earthquakes in south Reno

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

Campus aerial image from north campus looking toward south Reno

New imaging microscope to enhance advanced manufacturing and research

$1 million focused dual ion-beam microscope for nanoscale and atomic scale materials

Chandra and Pathak in the lab

Former President Carter visits world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

University of Nevada, Reno hosted Carter Center for tour of world’s largest University shake table lab

Dean Manos Maragakis, President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Ivory Lyles fills new position for Cooperative Extension/CABNR

Part of administrative reorganization approved by Regents last year to enhance service to Nevadans

Associate Dean/Director Ivory Lyles

One step closer to defining dark matter, celebrate Dark Matter Day

Cross-campus collaboration brought together a quantum physicist and a geophysicist to look for particles

Explaining search for dark matter

College of Science professor seeks to answer the mysteries of the universe

Experimental physicist and professor, Andrew Geraci, studies ultralight matter at the College of Science


Earthquake lab shakes two-span, 100-ton bridge in first of a kind experiment

Accelerated bridge construction techniques, materials tested for durability


New multi-agency water partnership to address regional challenges

University of Nevada, Reno leads effort to provide solutions to sustainable clean water

Krishna Pagilla at NWIC launch

Split-brain fruit fly research gives insight into autism

University of Nevada, Reno neuroscientists find clues in genetic studies

Thomas Kidd and fruit fly pic

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

drilling blind geothermal systems

Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada’s Great Basin by College of Science

Biologists work to identify small toads published in science journal

biologists show newly found toad species

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

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

slide mountain fire camera

Mercury concentrations low in Main Station Farm soil following winter flooding

University of Nevada, Reno’s agriculture programs serve Nevada


One-handed wheelchair, foldable drone, 80 other innovations to be showcased

Senior engineering students to present capstone projects to businesses, public, campus Friday, May 5

Engineering students display work at Innovation Day

Controlling antimicrobial contamination of soil and water with bacteria

Environmental engineer Frank Yang wins awards with environmental contamination work

Molecular Environmental Science Lab

Mobile robot design course finds solutions to real world applications

College of Engineering stays at forefront of teaching with UAS minor degree program

UAS tunnel flight

Wonder of the Mekong: Billions of fish migrate across Cambodia each year

University of Nevada, Reno teams with international agencies to study fish migration in Tonle Sap River

Fishing on the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia

Autonomous Robots Lab open house Friday

Lab tours, aerial robot exploration demo, Carnegie Mellon University robotics expert featured

areial flight arena

Autonomous Robots Lab invites students, faculty to open house

College of Engineering building community of robotics

Kostas Alexis hosts Robotics Day

Nuclear materials packaging program awards certificate to first graduate

Mechanical engineering department home to new Department of Energy funded program

Daniel Perlstein works on leak test machine

Mekong River biodiversity, ecosystem initiative launches in Cambodia

College of Science's Global Water Center team begins work to conserve one of world’s largest rivers

Fishing on Tonle Sap River in Cambodia

Symposium on UAS uses for search and rescue hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

Autonomous vehicles in search and rescue operations, emergency response topic of symposium

fixed wing aircraft part of NASA research

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

Seismo Communication Installation

Coffee-ring phenomenon explained in new theory

College of Engineering’s Hassan Masoud leads group in new modeling approach for droplet evaporation

coffee ring equations

Seismically active Kathmandu region in store for larger earthquake

College of Science geophysics team identifies new dangers

Wesnousky studies Nepal earthquake trench

Plants may be key to new medicines with chemical ecology program

College of Science researchers looking for solutions to world’s need for new medicines

Lee Dyer

Mars explorer Wendy Calvin continues work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

College of Science researcher studies planetary geology

Mars Explorer Wendy Calvin

Three of the craziest Monster Fish caught in 2015 featured on Nat Geo WILD

Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada, Reno biologist hosts new season of popular Monster Fish series

Zeb Hogan with Monster Fish

Autonomous car finishes record-setting trip in Mexico

University of Nevada, Reno math professor, researcher successfully rides from Nogales to Mexico City

Raul Rojas Autonomous Drive in Mexico

1915 Great Nevada Earthquake spurs reminder for 2015 Great Nevada Shakeout

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

pleasant valley earthquake ground rupture

Great Nevada Earthquake occurred 100 years ago in Pleasant Valley

College of Science to hold talk and field trip Oct. 3 to commemorate Nevada’s largest earthquake

Pleasant Valley 1915 earthquake

Geoff Blewitt receives top European science award in geodesy

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

blewitt receives plaque

Hiding in plain sight: elusive dark matter may be detected with GPS

In Nature Physics journal, Derevianko proposes to detect macroscopic imperfections in space-time

andrei derevianko

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

tyler at antarctica

Tracking socio-environmental systems of mountain areas topic of international meeting

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

NevCAN monitoring station

Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19

International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments

mountain observatories

Earthquake engineering lab expansion reaches milestone

24,500-square-foot expansion to earthquake engineering lab holds "topping-out"

Ian Buckle speaks at topping out ceremony

University scientists confirm Sierra Nevada Medieval megadroughts

Standing trees submerged in Fallen Leaf Lake, sediment cores and sonar scanning of ancient shorelines aid in research

A research boat on Fallen Leaf Lake

New astronomy complex at Redfield Campus unveiled

Two high-power telescopes and public viewing area featured for outreach and education

MacLean Observatory at Redfield Campus

Surveying the Damage

University helps produce data following Chilean event

upright building next to fallen building in earthquake

Suarez develops new solar distillation pond methods

System to help terminus lakes ecosystems

solar pond

Dolphins inspire nanotech work, earn researcher $400K


110-foot bridge destroyed in ‘quake’ at the University

One of three experiments using "shake tables" to test new innovative materials

bridge earthquake experiment

Taking nature's temperature

Geological Sciences professor set to collect temperature data worldwide

Scott Tyler out in Great Basin National Park with the “Mobile Environmental Thermal Laboratory” trailer.

University researcher chronicles fish adventures on National Geographic Channel

Project studies and helps protect freshwater megafish around the world

Zeb Hogan with big trout