Science & technology

Mammals with small populations do not exhibit larger genomes

Department of Biology paper tests the Drift-Barrier hypothesis to determine why genomes of species vary so much in size

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology David Alvarez Ponce holds a molecule model.
6/9/2021

Journal of Neuroscience cover story features University neuroscience research

Assistant Professor Simon Pieraut’s paper was featured in the May 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience

Confocal image of neurons
6/9/2021

Jonathan Beardsley Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

Portrait of Jonathan Beardsley.
6/4/2021

Jing-Jing Huang Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

Photo of Jing-Jing Huang at Lake Tahoe.
6/4/2021

Class of 2021 exceeds the Senior Class fundraising goal at the Go for the Gold event

College of Science event encourages student philanthropy as they become young alumni

A student wearing a mask holds up a gold and green graduation tassel which hangs around her neck.
6/4/2021

CREATE Scholar Nicholas Ryan

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Nicholas Ryan is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Nicholas Ryan
6/3/2021

New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

A biochemistry student using a syringe to measure out a liquid.
5/26/2021

Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge

118 undergraduate students across a variety of disciplines and Nevada higher education institutions presented their research projects virtually

Hand-gesture glove is outfitted with electronics
5/20/2021

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.

Portrait of Trivedi Nikhil
5/19/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies

Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering

Yan Wang
5/18/2021

Lorraine Benuto missioned around providing culturally sensitive evidence based care to the Latinx community and other underserved populations

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto receives this year's Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

Blaize Abuntori acts on a simple idea, makes a big impact

Statistics and data science master's student receives the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award for launching the Reno Burrito Project

Photo of Blaize Abuntori with his arms crossed, standing in front of a brick wall posing for a photo.
5/17/2021

Anna Panorska takes a holistic approach to graduate advising

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Anna Panorska has received the University’s Graduate Academic Advisor Award

Portrait of Anna Panorska
5/14/2021

Goldwater Scholar Jacob Molina continues pursuit of "innate" passion for physics

Molina's research focuses on plasma and condensed matter physics under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Thomas White

Jacob Molina poses for a photo at the quad.
5/13/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’

Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions

Timur Tscherbul
5/12/2021

Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'

The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career

Scott Mensing
5/12/2021

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
5/12/2021

NSF CAREER award supports research designed to reduce carbon footprint of machine learning

Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Feng Yan recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award that aims to improve the efficiency of machine learning.

Feng Yan
5/11/2021

Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”

Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement

Elizabeth Leger opens a drawer containing boxed bird eggs
5/11/2021

Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
5/10/2021

Student Jayde Powell builds on a family legacy of community service and engagement

College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship

5/6/2021

Jena Casas' evolving research focuses on filling the need for behavioral health services in Nevada

Doctoral student in clinical psychology receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship

Portrait of Jena Casas
5/6/2021

Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning

Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

Headshot of Jennifer Hollander on top of a background image of the Davison Math and Science Center
5/5/2021

Mano Misra named 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator

The award honors a career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million, in addition to mentorship of more than 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Mano Misra
5/5/2021

Students learn to improve and manage rangeland resources around the world

Animal & Rangeland Science Graduate Program teaches animal science and the ecology, management and restoration of rangeland

Cattle grazing at the Gund Ranch Experiment Station facility.
5/4/2021

Sci-On! Film Festival brings science and science fiction short films to Reno

Festival offers in-person and online passes May 4-9 for films from around the world

moon drops film actor
5/4/2021

IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
5/4/2021

The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day

On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.

Collection of students working in laboratory.
5/3/2021

Amy Altick asks "What did your brain do for you today?"

Dr. Altick receives the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Faculty Award for her work with the Society for Neuroscience

Amy Altick poses for a photo in front of the quad on the balcony of Morrill Hall.
5/3/2021

Mercury levels in pet food cause for concern, fish-based foods main culprit

New study by University of Nevada, Reno scientists also shows inaccurate ingredient labeling

Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham inspects pet food samples
4/29/2021

Calibrating Vision, a Discover Science at Home lecture

Foundation Professor and Director of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience Michael Webster discusses the complex adaptations of our visual senses in his March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.

Compilation image of a striped dress that sparked debate on the internet over it's color.
4/27/2021

Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.

Tom Bell stands in front of a whiteboard.
4/26/2021

The DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library celebrates Earth Day with virtual book display

Web-based book display, “Confronting Environmental Challenges,” contains 24 curated works on various aspects of the current climate crisis, and other threats to the natural world.

Image of several melting pieces of ice on a warming ocean with birds flying overhead
4/22/2021

Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award

Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact

Woman smiles in a home office with dog.
4/22/2021

Christopher Barile employs electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry in the fight against climate change

Barile receives the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Early Career Innovator Award

Portrait of Christopher Barile.
4/21/2021

Ancient DNA findings help to define kinship among earliest world settlers

University of Nevada, Reno anthropology professor part of team that studied ancient skeletal remains in Turkey dating back 10,000 years

Ancient burial site in Turkey
4/20/2021

Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Lesley Morris.
4/16/2021

Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences

Latest market, production and research information for producers available online now

Cattle in a field at the base of a mountain.
4/14/2021

CREATE Scholar Tara Hartman

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Tara Hartman is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.

4/13/2021

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.

Mackay Mines building on campus.
4/7/2021

Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds

University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID

An image of the novel coronavirus; image was developed by the Centers for Disease Control.
4/7/2021

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.

Man in an underground mine wears a face covering.
4/7/2021

Google donates 100 hotspot devices to students in need at the University of Nevada, Reno

Funding from Google helps students connect to the internet for school and work.

Daniel Fergus, manager of lendable technology at the University of Nevada, Reno holds a hotspot device available for check out.
4/7/2021

Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines

University of Nevada, Reno long-standing research yields new data

mountain chickadee standing in snow
4/6/2021

College of Engineering and its programs make 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings

For the second year in a row, the College of Engineering and all of the ranking-eligible graduate engineering programs housed within it received rankings.

William N. Pennington Engineering Building
4/5/2021

University’s Bret Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West

Hess serves as executive director of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Bret Hess.
4/5/2021

Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research

Through commercialization, University faculty can find ways to transform their work into a marketable product or service that benefits society

People working together around a laptop.
4/5/2021

Food and nutritional toxicology subject of Department of Nutrition course

Elective has something to offer for students from various majors

A plate of cooked salmon with vegetables.
3/30/2021

Two mechanical engineering graduate students named 2021 Roy G. Post Scholarship recipients

Ph.D. candidates Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano have received the Post Scholarship for their research in nuclear energy and packaging.

Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano, the latter seated in front of American flag
3/25/2021

Wastewater testing finds SARS-CoV-2 in Truckee Meadows wastewater

University partners with cities, county for wastewater environmental surveillance during pandemic

gathering wastewater samples
3/23/2021

New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges

A meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
3/22/2021

University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today

In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science

James Church sits at his desk in his campus office.
3/17/2021

Atlas of Surveillance honored with award for advancing public’s right to know about police spying

EFF's partnership with School of Journalism helps collect data about police surveillance

Students, EFF's Dave Maass, RSJ Professor Gi Yun and RSJ Dean Al Stavitsky smile in individual Zoom screens.
3/17/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses landscaping with native plants

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Butterfly on purple flowers.
3/17/2021

Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Autumn Cuellar has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices.

Dave Feil-Seifer and Autumn Cuellar in hallway, Autumn holding a plaque
3/12/2021

NSF CAREER award recipient Christopher Barile explores chemical reactions central to renewable energy and environmental technologies

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christopher Barile's research aims to create processes for recycling carbon dioxide and nitrogen

Chris Barile in his lab
3/10/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Thomas White explores the most extreme states of matter in the Universe

Assistant professor of physics receives funding to include undergraduate students in cutting edge physics research

Portrait of Thomas White
3/10/2021

Makerspace at the Innevation Center allows users to discover, learn, build and connect

Offering equipment, resources and support – plus its first ever Makerthon – this well-equipped space encourages creation and real-world learning

Five University students stand in the Makerspace.
3/9/2021

Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering

Collage of women engineers surround an image of women engineers holding a sign that reads this is what an engineer looks like
3/8/2021

College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic

Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.

Female student next to Mackay Statue
3/5/2021

Kelly Cross named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Cell Mentor named Cross on the list designed to "dismantle the myth that outstanding Black scientists make up a small percentage of the scientific community."

Kelly Cross
3/5/2021

Fewer butterflies seen across the warming, drying landscapes of the American West

University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines

Chris Halsch on Castle Peak
3/4/2021

The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry

Evening with Industry brought 65 students and 11 companies together to help students and new graduates prepare themselves professionally to become engineers.

Natalie Little
3/3/2021

Study shows cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Cactus crops remove carbon from the atmosphere, provide biofuel, food and livestock feed

Fruit growing on an opuntia ficus indica plant.
3/3/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting to attract birds

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

hummingbirds at a bird feeder.
3/3/2021

NSF CAREER award leads to better batteries, a more diverse scientific community

Last year, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Feifei Fan earned a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her research on lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. She shares the scientific, commercial and societal implications of the project.

Feifei Fan
3/2/2021

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an usual mutation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
3/1/2021

Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history

The College of Engineering recognizes the contributions of its exceptional alumni like Sierra Gonzales through its Profiles in Excellence series.

People clapping in computer-filled room.
3/1/2021

New tool allows computer scientists to support life scientists

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen and his lab have developed software to help life scientists efficiently analyze single-cell data using machine learning.

Four people in building with windows behind them
2/25/2021

A shared humanity

Four leaders in the College of Science share their perspectives on success, leadership and identity

Abstract image of College of Science Dean's office door.
2/24/2021

Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

A bouquet of different sorghum varieties.
2/24/2021

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.

High-Resolution Still Image of Perseverance's Landing
2/23/2021

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Graham Kent visiting the site of the 2020 Valley Fire in Southern California
2/22/2021

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific to location and conditions

burned trees in the central Rocky Mountain forest
2/17/2021

Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

lab worker testing covid disinfectant
2/12/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses beekeeping tips

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

a person wearing a beekeeping suit and handling a beehive frame covered with honeybees
2/10/2021

Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro

Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success

Kelsey Scalaro standing outside the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
2/9/2021

Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost

Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position

Davidson Math and Science Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at dusk.
2/8/2021

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives

Caitlin Earley photographing a Maya sculpture in a cave.
2/8/2021

Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier

University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science

researchers at Eg River Mongolia
2/1/2021

Climate change is a stressor of insect populations around the world

University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines

Chris with butterfly
1/29/2021

A firm foundation when the ground is shaky

Researchers demonstrate the benefits of helical piles in withstanding soil liquefaction during earthquakes.

Seven researchers in front of soil box experimental structure
1/27/2021

FYRE Robotics provides mentorship for K-12 students interested in engineering and science

As lead mentor for this community-based robotics team, Kerry Thompson helps students develop important life-skills such as teamwork, communication and more

Kerry Thompson and her team of students stand around the robot they built at a competition.
1/22/2021

Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.

Woman points at brain scans.
1/22/2021

Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
1/22/2021

CREATE Scholar Shannon Keegan

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Shannon Keegan is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE scholar Shannon Keegan
1/21/2021

CREATE Scholar Francisco Guardado

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Francisco Guardado is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE scholar Franky Guardado
1/21/2021

WiSE WOMEN

Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Three students in the WiSE program sitting on couches in the dorm studying
1/20/2021

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities

Cynthia Lancaster sits at a desk on a video call with her mentee, Erick Herrera
1/19/2021

Scientists keep watch on climate and weather as drought grips Nevada

Interdisciplinary approach from University of Nevada, Reno Extension keeps people informed and involved

Lahontan Dam low water
1/14/2021

Sierra Nevada Corporation forgoes holiday and year-end meetings, donates to College of Engineering

Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.

Two people seated at table with SNC banner in background
1/11/2021

New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research

Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity

Mick Hitchcock addresses students in The Center located in the University's Joe Crowley Student Union.
1/6/2021

'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.

Video screenshot showing a cartoon illustration of a skeleton.
1/5/2021

Cattlemen’s Update goes virtual to provide market, production and research updates for 2020

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

cattle on a ranch in Washoe Valley
1/4/2021

Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms

Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate

Microscopic image of marine plankton.
12/23/2020

Behind the paper: Marine plankton show threshold extinction response to Neogene climate change

12/22/2020

Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

Sean Casey, pictured here with Lisa LeMond at the 2019 College of Science and Mackay School Distinguished Alumni of the Year event.
12/21/2020

Nevada researchers study cattle microRNA effects on meat quality, human health

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

cattle grazing
12/21/2020

GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

Socially distanced individuals in the Honor Court
12/16/2020

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine

Two students pose for a photo at a club fair to promote the new MAPS club on campus last spring.
12/16/2020

Faces of the Pack: Engineering student leads SWE through age of COVID-19

Victoria Defilippi is the current president of the University’s chapter for the Society of Women Engineers. She seeks new opportunities to bring students together in the time of a global pandemic.

Victoria Defilippi
12/10/2020

New mechanical engineering professor assists with COVID-19 Risk Meter

College of Engineering Assistant Professor Aditya Nair is developing the predictive capabilities of the Truckee Meadows COVID-19 Risk Meter

Three people gathered around a table, all wearing masks
12/8/2020

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

Study in Thailand identifies benefits of community-based freshwater fish reserves

Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide

Freshwater fish
11/30/2020

Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science

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

desert mountains
11/24/2020

CREATE Scholar Thomas Kaps

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Thomas Kaps is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE scholar Thomas Kaps
11/19/2020

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Amelia Bryan is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan
11/19/2020

CREATE Scholar Harmony Werth

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Harmony Werth is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE Scholar Harmony Werth
11/19/2020

Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit

University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit

Smoke from the 2018 Hogan Fire
11/18/2020

Wildfire plume dynamics: Discover Science at Home series Nov. 19

College of Science public event moves online, high-intensity wildfires subject of third talk

Carr Fire vortex
11/13/2020

University’s SAGE program expands statewide with GOED support and UNLV partnership

GOED Knowledge Fund grant will connect technology companies statewide to federal Small Business Innovation research grants

" At a critical moment for small technology-based businesses in our state, the Knowledge Fund has identified the SAGE program as an ideal partner to substantially improve small technology-based businesses’ access to federal SBIR and STTR grant opportunities."

11/12/2020

Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award

Graduate student recognized for Cognitive Brain Sciences outreach and education for community

brains on display
11/12/2020

Floris van Breugel awarded prestigious Air Force Research Laboratory grant

Van Breugel is one of 36 scientists to receive $450,000 through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Floris van Breugel
11/12/2020

Researchers quantify carbon changes in Sierra Nevada meadow soils

Collaborative study indicates meadows hold promise to help control carbon released into the atmosphere

a meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains
11/10/2020

New vaccine for cattle protects against fetal calf loss from EBA – anatomy of a vaccine development

28-year CABNR collaboration with U.C. Davis sets stage for USDA approval of conditional vaccine license

cattle grazing in field
11/5/2020

Janet Napolitano discusses DHS during COVID-19 at College of Engineering's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series

The former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security described the current challenges facing the country and offered a hopeful closing remark

Janet Napolitano
11/5/2020

McQueen teacher’s cybersecurity RET at the University leads to role on national committee

Carolyn Hughes will serve on a national committee to determine cybersecurity education standards, thanks to a University of Nevada, Reno cybersecurity Research Experience for Teachers program

Carolyn Hughes
11/2/2020

Nevada researcher part of multi-state team studying Earth’s critical zone

Researchers studying how disturbances and climate change impact water movement

Student piloting a drone in a forest
10/26/2020

Computer Science student Sara Davis wins Intel SWE Scholarship for engineering research

Sara Davis, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science Engineering, recieved a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers for her research in reducing bias in AI systems.

Sara Davis
10/22/2020

Leslie Baker of UNR Med’s Sanford Center for Aging is founding president of Nevada Pharmacy Alliance

New group will provide advocacy, continuing education for pharmacists, techs and students

Person about to pick medicine from medicine organizer. Photo by Laurynas Mereckas.
10/21/2020

NSF grants fund research on lightweight magnesium alloys

Chemical and Materials Department Professor Bin Li received two grants from the National Science Foundation to fund his research on the ductility of magnesium alloys.

Yang Yang and Kefan Chen
10/21/2020

Tales from the Crypt: Discover Science at Home series Oct. 22

College of Science public event moves online, Museum of Natural History focus of second talk

msueum exhibit prep
10/19/2020

New roadside LiDAR sensors help build a safer transportation infrastructure

University of Nevada, Reno engineering researchers have expanded a network of LiDAR sensors to improve traffic efficiency, reduce accidents and facilitate the use of autonomous vehicles.

Three workers setting up a roadside LiDAR sensor
10/19/2020

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

volcanic rocks in Hot Springs Mountains
10/15/2020

Janet Napolitano, former secretary of Homeland Security, to speak at University's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 4.

Janet Napolitano
10/15/2020

Five years, 370 jobs and $88 million in investor capital at the Innevation Center

The University’s downtown hub of entrepreneurialism and collaboration celebrates its 5th anniversary

Photo of Jim Sacherman, the center's first director, current Director Grace Chou, Makerspace Specialist Daniel Smith, Assistant Director Crystal Harvey and Office Coordinator Ania Cavillo-Mason.
10/14/2020

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

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

earthquake damage Wells, Nevada
10/14/2020

COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

University of Nevada, Reno engineers and virologists team up for novel approach

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani
10/13/2020

New lab opens to support agricultural research at the University

The Core Analytical Laboratory offers services to University researchers and the general public

Lab assistant adding samples to a machine
10/9/2020

CREATE Scholar Franchesca Fajardo

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Franchesca is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE Scholar Franchesca Fajardo
10/8/2020

Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates earn prestigious scholarships

Zachary Wolff and Alexander Goldman have earned scholarships from the TMS Society, a national organization that awards only ten scholarships annually.

Alexander Goldman and Zachary Wolff
10/8/2020

GAANN Fellow Milana Cimesa

"My lifelong passion for innovation and creativity has driven me to move to a new continent in the pursuit of scientific knowledge that can be practically applied to address real-life problems."

Milana Cimesa
10/7/2020

GAANN Fellow Kenny Hickenbottom

"I want to look into how to make infrastructure more energy efficient, cost effective, and capable of recharging clean water for the environment and downstream use."

Kenny HIckenbottom
10/7/2020

GAANN Fellow William Roser

"Being invited to take part in the GAANN program was an opportunity I did not see coming, but I am glad that I have this chance to become a more capable engineer by deepening my knowledge of structural engineering."

William Roser
10/7/2020

GAANN Fellow Michael Lam

"Climate change is very real, and its implications on human health and survival, a most worthy reason for us to integrate all our knowledge and resources to ensure a happy, sustainable future for team Earth."

Michael Lam
10/7/2020

College of Engineering outreach programs go online

A new after-school program will provide engineering lessons and math and science assistance and an EPIC Saturday virtual lab will demonstrate engineering principles in action.

students in line in hallway preparing to throw items
10/7/2020

Annual sheep sale held for new agricultural research and extension center

University of Nevada, Reno completes their first sale in Eureka County

Sheep with horns
10/7/2020

New Ph.D. program will improve engineering education for all learners

The College of Engineering aims to improve classroom practices and increase diversity in the field.

students and teachers in classroom with writing on white board
10/5/2020

CREATE Scholar Connor Jordan

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Connor Jordan is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

CREATE Scholar Connor Jordan
9/29/2020

Krishna Pagilla has been elected a fellow of the ASCE

The election honors Pagilla’s more than 25 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment engineering, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental molecular biology and biotechnology.

Krishna Pagilla
9/28/2020

CREATE program welcomes second cohort, celebrates successful first year

The NSF-funded program aims to recruit, retain and engage academically talented engineering students through scholarships and academic support services.

Students working on a cardboard box
9/28/2020

Geothermal energy exploration to get boost from University research

College of Science awarded $10 million DOE grant to develop comprehensive ‘toolkit’ for industry

Bridget Ayling sampling water
9/25/2020

Online workshop gives tips on retrofitting your home to prepare for wildfires

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents live more safely with the threat of wildfire

burning embers on a roof
9/24/2020

Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24

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

geothermal pool
9/23/2020

Construction management program builds interested engineers from the ground up

The new construction management minor will be housed in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

construction site of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/22/2020

Postdoctoral researcher wins international 3-minute thesis video competition

Elif Ecem Baş developed a machine learning algorithm that improves cyber-physical seismic hybrid simulations.

Two people in small lab with computer
9/21/2020

Burritos bridge the gap in Reno communities

University graduate student Blaize Abuntori teams up with Colleges to aid homeless

Blaize and his team handing out burritos downtown
9/16/2020

COVID contact tracing: the people behind the calls

School of Community Health Sciences provides critical COVID-19 services through its Nevada Public Health Training Center

Nevada Public Health Training Center disease investigators Dulce Leyva, Cynthia Cabrales, seated, and Luis Godoy, standing, in a shaded courtyard at the Washoe County District Health facility in Reno.
9/16/2020

New agricultural research and Extension center begins operations

Eureka County ranch to expand offerings of University’s Experiment Station

sheep grazing in Cottonwood Canyon
9/15/2020

NSF-funded research will improve reliability and efficiency of sensor networks

University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Engin Arslan received funding from the National Science Foundation to research wide-area networks for improved utilization and reliability.

ALERTWildfire detection camera overlooking Lake Tahoe
9/10/2020

Online workshop provides timely information on preparing a bag for evacuation

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents be prepared for wildfires

Go bag for evacuation
9/10/2020

Grant helps retrain workers for Nevada manufacturing careers

Nevada Industry Excellence joins with collaborators to offer free certification program to prepare workers who have been laid-off for available jobs

A robotic arm shakes hands with a human hand
9/9/2020

Faces of the Pack: Graduate student overcomes challenges of immigrating to excel in Pavement Science and Engineering program

Ph.D. candidate Nicole Elias left her home in Lebanon in pursuit of her dreams.

People in lab coats in pavement lab
9/9/2020

UNR Med students create a healthy curriculum for Washoe County high school students

A team of third-year medical students is teaching preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices

A socially distanced group photo of 10 medical students who are creating and teaching curriculum on preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices for high school students.
9/8/2020

Washoe County Commissioner recognized for support of water security and resiliency

Water Environment Federation names Vaughn Hartung its 2020 Public Official for his leadership and support of University’s Nevada Water Innovation Institute

View of a beach and the blue water of Lake Tahoe
9/3/2020

New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive

Working with NDOT, the Pavement Engineering & Science program in the Western Regional Superpave Center has developed a standalone standard for asphalt testing that has been adopted by ASTM.

Elie Hajj inspects asphalt samples and smiles at camera
9/3/2020

UNPACKED: leader, advocate & protector of the public’s health Trudy Larson, M.D.

Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences talks about women in medicine, COVID’s impact on the medical profession and saying ‘yes’ to possibilities in latest podcast

Trudy Larson, M.D.
9/2/2020

Collaborative research project with NV Energy gets assistance from University professors

Professors Hanif Livani and Mohammed Ben-Idris of the electrical engineering department will participate

Solar panels in the desert.
8/31/2020

Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
8/31/2020

What's important to know about fruit-flavored drinks? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las bebidas con sabor a frutas?

100% fruit juice is a healthier choice | El jugo 100% de frutas es una opción más saludable

A glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice on a table next to fresh orange slices
8/31/2020

Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents prepare family and property

burning hillside behind a house
8/28/2020

CREATE Mentor Steffany Yang

CREATE Mentor shares her experiences in the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program.

Steffany Yang
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Trace Larson

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Trace Larson is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Trace Larson
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Victor Guzman

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Victor is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Victor Guzman
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Leaf Kaboli

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Leaf is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Victor Guzman
8/28/2020

Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab
8/27/2020

The College of Engineering is on the move

As the fall semester begins, the College of Engineering is moving into the new William N. Pennington Engineering Building

two people move robot into William N. Pennington Engineering Building
8/26/2020

Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety

EH&S safety program to recognize the role of teaching assistants and students receives national award

Laboratory training manager presents a certificate to teaching assistant in the lab, while both wear Personal Protective Equipment
8/25/2020

What’s important to know about flavored waters sold in stores? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas?

Not all flavored waters sold in stores are healthy choices | No todas las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas son opciones saludables

A glass of homemade raspberry flavored water with green garnish
8/24/2020

Sorghum studied for beer-brewing potential and public use

University researchers testing grains for drought-resistance, high yield and good flavor

Graduate Student John Baggett standing in a field of sorghum stalks
8/21/2020

University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater

College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows

Lin Li demonstrates testing for virus
8/20/2020

Working to protect the public’s health

EPA awards $800,000 to the School of Community Health Sciences for research into the distribution of chemicals within the body

Lab technician's gloved hands holds an instrument putting a chemical substance into a vial.
8/18/2020

How can I help my family make healthier drink choices? | ¿Como puedo ayudar a mi familia a elegir bebidas más saludables?

It’s as simple as Whoa, Slow, Go! | ¡Es tan simple como Whoa, Slow, Go!

A bottle of milk and a glass of milk with a brightly colored straw sitting on a wooden table
8/17/2020

Faces of the Pack: Passion for the environment becomes focus of undergraduate research interest

As a McNair Scholar and with the support of Nevada Undergraduate Research Award, ‘non-traditional’ student Nikki Nadeau pursues her interest through research

A portrait photo of Nikki Nadeau
8/12/2020

Vessel equipped with ultraviolet light attacks invasive aquatic plants at Tahoe

Public-private partnership project shows favorable results

UV Vessel works at night to kill invasive aquatic plants
8/12/2020

Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program

4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts

Sarah Monique Somma with rice dish
8/12/2020

Water research leads to prestigious scholarship

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate Lydia Peri recently earned the Water Environment Federation’s WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for her work in water purification.

Lydia Peri
8/11/2020

How do sugary drinks affect weight? | ¿Cómo afectan al peso las bebidas azucaradas?

Three reasons why sugary drinks may increase weight gain | Tres razones por las cuales las bebidas azucaradas pueden causar aumento de peso

Three sugary fruity drinks in canning jars, each with a colorful bendy straw
8/10/2020

Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners

Extension’s Home Horticulture series prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics

a garden of native flowers
8/6/2020

Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher
8/6/2020

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

University's Living Lab pilot program aims to light a path for underrepresented students as undergraduates and grad students work together on research

A conference room with about 25 students and faculty sitting around several tables and watching a facilitator lead a presentation on a large screen.
8/5/2020

Should kids have drinks with caffeine? | ¿Deben tomar bebidas con cafeína los niños?

Caffeine can be over-looked by parents and others that care for small children | Cafeína puede que sea pasada por alto por los padres y otras personas que cuidan a los niños pequeños

A hand holds a full coffee mug by the handle above a wooden table
8/3/2020

Global decline of migratory fish, Nevada fish migration affected by dams, development

College of Science’s Zeb Hogan co-author of comprehensive global report

white sturgeon in the fraser river
7/31/2020

AI for research – it's not all robots and self-driving cars

7/30/2020

University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day in Fallon

Research being done on drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops

a chickpea plant
7/30/2020

Experiment Station increases meat and produce production during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative and Wolf Pack Meats step up to help meet local demand

Man wearing mask and gloves gives thumbs up while standing behind a fruit and vegetable stand
7/29/2020

3 companies ‘graduate’ from Nevada Center for Applied Research following successful incubation

With support from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, University’s applied R&D center has drawn more than $43 million to Nevada and now welcomes 3 new businesses

Carlos Cardillo of the Nevada Center for Applied Research and Jonathan Hull of Bioelectronica stand in the biosciences laboratory managed by NCAR.
7/29/2020

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout thrive at Paiute’s Summit Lake in far northern Nevada

University collaborates with tribe to protect the longest self-sustaining population of trout

James Simmons holds a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout at Summit Lake
7/20/2020

4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction

Extension’s 4-H program and bureau work together to give wild horses homes

4-Her holding lead of young horse
7/17/2020

Assistant professor conducts research on water management for Nevada climate

Manuel Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez joins College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Manuel Alejandro Andrade Rodriguez
7/15/2020

Taking on COVID-19 with math and stats

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Paul Hurtado and Nevada State Biostatistician and College of Science alumna Kyra Morgan talk COVID-19 and how they’re using numbers to make sense of it all.

Kyra Morgan and Paul Hurtado stand on the quad wearing masks.
7/15/2020

New laser-sensor tech developed for real-time monitoring of building earthquake damage

To help responders determine safety of building and inform earthquake recovery decisions

tech working on building sensor
7/14/2020

Young children discover STEM during pandemic

Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home

Boy placing toy dinosaurs and fossils on a shelf labeled fossils
7/8/2020

Health District and University release COVID-19 antibody study results

Study estimates indicate the number of COVID-19 infections is higher than reported

UNR Med students conduct COVID-19 antibody testing
7/8/2020

Extension offers online session to help ag producers and others manage stress

COVID-19 causing stress and mental health challenges to nation’s farmers and ranchers

Farmer harvesting carrots
7/2/2020

Cybersecurity partnership established with Nevada National Security Site

The College of Engineering’s Cybersecurity Center will provide unique opportunities to University students

A panel of speakers sits on stage with a large graph on a screen behind them.
6/30/2020

Plant tissue engineering improves drought and salinity tolerance

Research in College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources addresses future population growth and food shortages

Thale Cress plant
6/29/2020

Society of Women Engineers provides key mentorship to women in engineering

SWE members experience networking and career opportunities while promoting gender quality in engineering and technology

A group of SWE members pose for a photo in front of a blue, yellow and red backdrop.
6/24/2020

“Our lives should not be sacrificed this easily”: Camp Fire tragedy leads to new wildfire research

The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Hamed Ebrahimian a $2 million grant to develop novel wildfire risk assessment and mitigation tools.

Satellite imagery of a plume of smoke covering a vast swathe of California
6/24/2020

Exploring the relationship between space, race and STEM attainment on the Discover Science podcast

Dr. William F. Tate IV speaks with the College of Science about his research revealing the uneven contours of the education pipeline.

Grid of three podcast participant headshots along with the Discover Science Podcast Series logo.
6/23/2020

Women in engineering are leading and succeeding

Enrollment during Fall 2019 semester shows 553 female students in engineering, or 18.5% of the program

A collage of photos of Emily Hand, Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Keri Ryan, Kelly Cross, Feifei Fan, Steffany Yang, Ann-Marie Vollstedt, Valeria Nava, Lauren Mazurowski, Megan Higley, Michelle Falcon Mujica, Rebecca Histed, Cayla Harvey, Emily Hand and her research team, Eloisa Burton and Janelle Blankenburg, and Carolyn Barbash.
6/23/2020

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
6/22/2020

Health care alumni share stories from the front lines

From why they entered the field to what a "regular" shift looks like, these alumni open up about their lives during the pandemic

Brittany Toalson, CNA and Jessica Lamb '12 , RN. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lamb)
6/19/2020

Fresh fruit and vegetable month celebrated with produce for the community

University’s Desert Farming Initiative provides produce for farm stands and subscription boxes

Farmers market stand with fresh fruits and vegetables
6/19/2020

Extension offers online session on home meat processing

Experts share how to safely harvest and process meat animals at home

a diagram showing the parts of a cow for processing
6/18/2020

Sage Outlook

Webinars provide economic and agriculture outlook in wake of COVID-19

laptop screen showing man writing on green chalkbpard
6/18/2020

Options growing for Nevada’s fruit and vegetable crops

University researchers investigating new varieties that grow well in desert climates

butternut squash
6/17/2020

National Science Foundation awards environmental engineering and advanced manufacturing grants to mechanical engineering department

The research will improve oil spill recovery and reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturers

A photo of Pradeep Menezes in a lab with one of his students.
6/15/2020

University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

Students at computer in the Knowledge Center
6/15/2020

NSF grant will support the development and manufacture of neutron detectors needed for space travel

The research will advance the College of Engineering's strategic focus on an interdisciplinary cluster in advanced manufacturing.

" These ceramics ... will help researchers develop more efficient, smaller nuclear reactor systems for a number of applications, including improving our ability to conduct interstellar travel.

6/12/2020

Biochemistry professor retires after decades of outstanding dedication

Gary Blomquist retires after 43 years with the University

Gary Blomquist
6/12/2020

Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.
6/11/2020

Milkweed, only food source for monarch caterpillars, ubiquitously contaminated

Harmful pesticides found in Western Monarch breeding ground

Student sampling milkweed plants
6/8/2020

Extension offers online session for large-animal livestock producers amid COVID

Producers seek ways to trim their budgets while maintaining health of their animals

A brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
6/5/2020

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

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.
6/5/2020

Department of Chemistry’s Yftah Tal-Gan receives the 2020 Foundation Early Career Innovator Award

In his first five years, the chemical biologist has led important research on bacterial communication and raised the bar for grant funding

University of Nevada, Reno chemical biologist Yftah Tal-Gan
6/4/2020

Mick Hitchock offers a message of inspiration to College of Science 2020 graduates

Leading biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock shares a message of congratulations online in lieu of a traditional graduation speech.

Mick Hitchcock speaks to a room full of University students.
6/3/2020

Matt Forister named University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor

Trevor J. McMinn Research Professor of Biology works to understand insects including butterflies and other pollinators, and to affect public perception of insects in the Western United States

Photo of Matt Forister with a butterfly on his cheek.
6/2/2020

What is aphasia?

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to increasing public awareness about the language disorder and recognizing people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia.

In a Not Alone Aphasia Communication Group, aphasia participants practice communication using multiple platforms.
6/2/2020

Faces of the Pack: Engineering student is making a difference in autonomous systems research

Tung Dang, doctoral candidate, has been active in the College of Engineering’s Autonomous Robots Lab

A group of researchers in blue vests are posing with one of their robots during the DARPA competition.
6/2/2020

Tommy Thompson, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Center for Research in Economic Geology, graduates his 100th graduate student

Photo of Tommy Thompson sitting at the base of a rock face holding a map.
6/1/2020

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks

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

Monte Cristo faultline
6/1/2020

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
6/1/2020

The College of Engineering K12 Outreach Educational Programs receive grant support

The grant will increase outreach in rural areas while expanding solar and water education programs.

Student raising hand while Ambassador stands at front of class
5/27/2020

Graduate Student Association announces Spring 2020 award winners

Eighteen winners are associated with the College of Engineering

A photo of a statue of John Mackay and the Quad.
5/27/2020

World-traveling biologist honored with Ozmen’s Global Engagement Award

Research to find, study and protect freshwater megafish and freshwater biodiversity a major focus

Zeb Hogan holding Payara in rewa river
5/26/2020

Extension offers online session for dairy producers amid COVID-19

Producers and economists discuss current market and projections, with June being National Dairy Month

a brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
5/22/2020

Faces of the Pack: ASUN senator works hard to give back to community through outreach programs and activism

Third-year student Steffany Yang represents the College of Engineering and is the chair for the Committee on Academics and Student Affairs

A photo of Steffany Yang in front of Palmer Engineering.
5/22/2020

CABNR’s Mozart Fonseca receives Regents Rising Researcher Award

Brings beef cattle production expertise to teaching, research and outreach in Nevada

Mozart Fonseca lectures class at Main Station Farm
5/21/2020

Experiment Station offers food-safety information to farmers amid pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative is virtually connecting with producers across the state

Jill Moe
5/19/2020

College of Engineering sponsored summer camps embrace new virtual format

The programs have 20 spots open for interested participants

Two children standing near a table, which has a tower made of gumdrops on it.
5/18/2020

Extension offers online session for producers on pork industry crisis amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

a pig sticking its snout between two horizontal fence boards
5/15/2020

First-ever virtual hooding ceremony commemorates UNR Med’s 63 newest doctors

Final medical school milestone goes digital with virtual graduation

A collage of photos of UNR Med's Class of 2020 graduates being hooded.
5/14/2020

Safety concerns for fresh produce increase during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative gives tips for ensuring produce safety during COVID-19 outbreak

Crates of fresh produce
5/14/2020

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar

Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15

" Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.

5/13/2020

David Wilson remembered for innovative cancer research in nutrition field

Wilson worked extensively with the University for over 20 years in the Department of Nutrition

David Wilson
5/13/2020

Faces of the Pack: Engineering major finds her interests through research opportunities and leadership roles

Michelle Falcon Mujica is active in the electrical engineering and renewable energy programs

A graduation photo of Michelle Falcon Mujica.
5/13/2020

Taking aim at wildfires in Nevada

University research looks at how climate change, drought and land management affect forests and rangelands

Firefighters working amongst brush during a controlled burn with large flames in the foreground
5/12/2020

Healthy drinks during quarantine | Bebidas saludables durante la cuarentena

To help keep your family hydrated and feeling their best during this time, skip the sugary drinks | Para ayudar a mantener a su familia hidratada y a sentirse lo mejor posible durante este tiempo omita las bebidas azucaradas

Two glasses of water on a wood table next to a green garnish, one glass with red raspberries and one with blueberries.
5/12/2020

Take measures to stay healthy while reaping benefits of outdoor physical activity

Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors

two men ascending a hiking trail while at least 6 feet apart
5/8/2020

Extension offers online session on backyard poultry production amid COVID-19

Interest in producing food at home increases as COVID-19 raises food scarcity concerns

chickens in a field
5/8/2020

Wildfire resources available through online speaker series and new website

Extension presents “Living With Fire Conversations” during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

Carson City mayor holding a Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month banner alongside fire department and Living With Fire staff
5/7/2020

College of Engineering faculty member wins NSHE Board of Regents’ award

Kostas Alexis has been named a 2020 Rising Researcher

Kostas Alexis holding a drone
5/7/2020

Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack

University researchers design water quantity tool to help with forest-thinning plans

Two women testing data collection equipment in the forest
5/6/2020

Enzyme database promises to help engineers, biochemists and biologists

A National Science Foundation grant will support the creation and maintenance of the thioester-active enzyme (ThYme) database in the College of Engineering.

David Cantu and Tin Nguyen
5/5/2020

In classroom or on Zoom, Tibbitts winners impacting students' lives

Amy Fitch and Elena Pravosudova are 2020 Tibbitts Teaching Excellence award winners

Tibbitts Award winner Amy Fitch Zooms with her CHS 440 class
5/5/2020

Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19

Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others

a woman wearing a mask while walking a dog
5/5/2020

Nevada Junior Livestock Show will continue through virtual showcase

Statewide online event supports youth and their work with the animals they’ve raised

4-H girl posing with her pig at a livestock show
5/1/2020

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) awarded to five College of Science students and one recent graduate

Faculty share congratulations with NSF GRFP recipients and students offer advice for others interested in applying.

Davidson Mathematics and Science building
5/1/2020

Nevada Cyber Club continues successful year at National Cyber League Competition

The bi-annual competition offers opportunities for computer science and engineering students to hone their skills

Two students practicing cyber drills in a computer lab.
5/1/2020

Extension offers online session for meat producers and consumers amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

cattle grazing in a field
5/1/2020

Use COVID-19 time at home to foster healthy family relationships

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on avoiding strife, improving communication

Asian family of four eating dinner at a table
4/30/2020

Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way

University’s Nevada Genomics Center joins with State Health Lab and School of Medicine researchers to advance scientific knowledge of novel coronavirus through DNA sequencing

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory
4/29/2020

Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19

University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims

a red flag fluttering in the breeze
4/28/2020

InNEVator accelerates early-stage companies with pivot to online

Regional innovation ecosystem supports international cohort of companies through Innevation Center-hosted bootcamp

Two workshop participants developing content on flipchart paper
4/27/2020

Extension offers online guidance for farmers and ranchers during COVID-19

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

Jobs peak behind a ranch with a storm coming in
4/24/2020

COVID-19 contributing to domestic violence: what to do

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on how to help yourself or others

black-and-white image of person reaching out a helping hand toward the camera
4/23/2020

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.

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.
4/23/2020

Environmental engineering students receive research fellowship award from National Science Foundation

Valeria Nava, senior, and Lauren Mazurowski, graduate student, were among ten students and two alumni at the University to be honored

A headshot of Valeria Nava in a hallway.
4/22/2020

Foundation Professor M. “Saiid” Saiidi to retire

After 41 years of a distinguished career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saiidi will retire at the end of this semester

Saiid Saiidi
4/22/2020

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
4/21/2020

University signs on to COVID-19 technology access framework

Framework reflects national movement to share COVID-19 related intellectual property to support rapid development of treatments and diagnostics

Laboratory testing process conducted in vent hood setting
4/16/2020

Lulius Innovation technology solution helps National Guard manage readiness

COVID-19 response shows capability of flagship software product developed by Innevation Center member company

Alaska National Guard Black Hawk helicopter lands in snowy field.
4/16/2020

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

College of Science biologist contributes to global effort

fox in natural history museum
4/16/2020

Meeting COVID-19 challenges: Understand dates on food labels before discarding

With some items becoming harder to come by, University of Nevada, Reno nutritionist offers clarification

eggs in a carton
4/15/2020

Ann-Marie Vollstedt earns the Paul & Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

The student-nominated award recognizes the College of Engineering lecturer's commitment to her students in the lecture hall, the Zoom meeting room and the trebuchet field of competition.

Vollstedt in lecture hall full of students
4/14/2020

How should I prepare for a telemedicine appointment?

Drs. Eckert, Baker and Hagen offer tips for getting the most out of your virtual doctor visits.

A patient and his health care provider are pictured during a telehealth consultation.
4/14/2020

Democracy vs. disease: the role of freedom in facing pandemics

University social psychologist finds a ray of hope amid the coronavirus chaos

An image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a face mask with coronavirus illustrations in the background
4/14/2020

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award recipients pursue overseas teaching and research opportunities

Elizabeth Everest and Connor Billman of the Department of Biology both received the prestigious award.

Elizabeth Everest dons a sun hat while on a boat in Cambodia with local Wonders of the Mekong team members.
4/13/2020

UNR Med students contribute to health care workforce

Volunteers assist with COVID-19 testing and screening

UNR Med fourth-year medical student Nicholas Andrew assists with drive-through COVID-19 testing at the University Health Internal Medicine appointment-only drive-through location.
4/10/2020

Faces of the Pack: First-generation engineering major finds his way in college

Edwin Casildo Rios is the Senator-Elect for the College of Engineering

A headshot of student Edwin Casildo Rios.
4/10/2020

Civil Engineering’s concrete canoe competition team hits wake of coronavirus pandemic

With the MidPac Conference cancellation, ASCE looks to showcase canoes soon

A group of students surrounds the canoe that they built.
4/10/2020

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.
4/8/2020

Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate program finds interdisciplinary success

With an online format, working professionals, their schedules and locations bring benefits not found in the usual classroom setting

Wind turbines on a snowy desert landscape
4/8/2020

Extension offers online education and resources for Nevada communities

Programs go virtual this month to keep communities informed and engaged amid COVID-19 outbreak

Susan McClain standing behind a table covered with fresh ingredients and cutting boards
4/7/2020

Extension specialist works to maintain Nevada rangelands

Paul Meiman joins Extension office in Elko to work on rangeland management for livestock and wildlife

Paul Meiman
4/2/2020

How can I confront coronavirus racism?

School of Medicine Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Nicole Jacobs, recommends methods for dealing with biased behavior, whether you are the intended recipient or a witness.

Headshot of the Author Dr. Jacobs
3/31/2020

How do I stop touching my face?

Leading researcher and psychologist Professor Steven Hayes reveals a scientifically proven trick for dramatically reducing how often you touch your face

A person with both hands on their face
3/30/2020

What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
3/30/2020

Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care

University banding together to provide medical supplies for COVID-19 care – more supplies needed

Jennie Parker and Chris Pritsos standing beside delivered personal protective equipment supplies
3/27/2020

What should we be eating to help us resist the coronavirus?

University of Nevada, Reno dietitian provides research-based information

Boy holding plate of dairy while girl points to dairy section of MyPlate graphic
3/26/2020

Carson City aftershocks continue after magnitude 4.5 earthquake

College of Science seismological lab tracks seismic activity in Silver State

students studying earthquake trench
3/26/2020

What is Doctors' Day?

National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia to celebrate the contributions of physicians as healers, teachers and scholars. In honor of Doctors’ Day, we asked UNR Med and University Health physician leaders to share some of their own inspirations and experiences.

Headshots of the med professors in this article. Dr Hagen Dr. Schwenk, Dr. Piaseki and Dr. Coppes
3/24/2020

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.

Heather Winslow standing on the crater wall.
3/23/2020

College of Engineering and all of its programs make 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

First time all eight programs placed in top tier of universities

new engineering building under construction
3/19/2020

Tracking the insect apocalypse

22 years of data reveal an imminent threat to tropical insects

People walking along a path in the rain forest with just their rubber boots showing
3/18/2020

Electrical engineering faculty honored for two decades of editorial service

Andrzej Trzynadlowski has been at the University since 1987

" "As Fellow of the IEEE, Andy brought recognition to his department and to the University."

3/13/2020

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
3/12/2020

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.  

Headshot of Annie Huhta.
3/10/2020

Ten Things You Should Know About Match Day

Match Day is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a physician.

A UNR Med medical student places a pin on the Match Day map.
3/10/2020

Second annual Cybersecurity Conference brings together multiple sectors

Hosted by the University’s Cybersecurity Center, the program has grown to thirty faculty from eight disciplines

A panel of speakers sit in front of a presentation with a graph on it.
3/6/2020

Aquatic Pesticide Safety Education Workshop offered statewide March 24

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

Stream with trees and grass
3/5/2020

All is well at the Student Health Center

After 118 years, the student-funded facility remains a vital resource providing comprehensive care to record numbers of students.

The words "Student Health Center" are on the right wall of a hallway with the entrance door on the left
3/4/2020

Engineering undergraduate and her mentor participate in research focused on human-robot interaction

Eloisa Burton in the computer science and engineering department helped develop new autonomous robot capabilities with Ph.D. candidate Janelle Blankenburg

Two students pose with a robot in the lab.
3/4/2020

New biochemistry professor researches mosquito-borne viruses at University

Claudia Rückert joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Claudia Ruckert
3/3/2020

Shedding new light on black hole behavior

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

radio observatory
3/2/2020

University update regarding the novel coronavirus

Novel Corona virus model