Mike Wolterbeek

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
9/1/2019

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
5/16/2019

Forest management research to help fight effects of climate change

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

forest recovery
4/18/2019

Global amphibian mass extinctions caused by fungal disease

College of Science biology professor Jamie Voyles participated in international study

healthy frog
3/28/2019

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
2/27/2019

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
2/12/2019

Teams selected for competition for robotic exploration of underground terrain

CERBERUS team looks forward to DARPA Subterranean Challenge STIX Tests

underground robots
2/1/2019

Scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

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

Carr Fire Firenado
12/5/2018

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
10/25/2018

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
10/24/2018

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
10/17/2018

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
10/15/2018

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
10/11/2018

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.
10/11/2018

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.
10/2/2018

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
10/1/2018

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
9/28/2018

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
9/19/2018

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
8/22/2018

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
8/7/2018

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
7/19/2018

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
7/17/2018

Exploring how to make virtual reality more accessible to women

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

virtual reality lab
6/21/2018

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
5/29/2018

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

University uses interdisciplinary, holistic approach to finding solutions

Shamik Sengupta in sandbox lab
5/10/2018

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
4/20/2018

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
4/16/2018

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
4/4/2018

Innovation award presented to AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera team

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

3/15/2018

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
2/28/2018

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
2/26/2018

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
2/5/2018

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
1/12/2018

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
11/17/2017

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
5/24/2017

Mercury concentrations low in Main Station Farm soil following winter flooding

University of Nevada, Reno’s agriculture programs serve Nevada

5/8/2017

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
5/4/2017

Controlling antimicrobial contamination of soil and water with bacteria

Environmental engineer Frank Yang wins awards with environmental contamination work

Molecular Environmental Science Lab
4/19/2017

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
4/11/2017

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
3/29/2017

Autonomous Robots Lab open house Friday

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

areial flight arena
3/28/2017

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
12/28/2016

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
12/19/2016

Seismically active Kathmandu region in store for larger earthquake

College of Science geophysics team identifies new dangers

Wesnousky studies Nepal earthquake trench
12/1/2016

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
8/10/2016

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

College of Science researcher studies planetary geology

Mars Explorer Wendy Calvin
3/4/2016

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
5/24/2012

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
5/23/2011

Suarez develops new solar distillation pond methods

1/5/2010