Science & technology
Changes in lizards’ microbiomes attributed to drought
Recent study on Panamanian lizards generates more questions on role of the microbiome
Materials engineering assistant professor continues work on titanium alloys
Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng receives NSF EPSCoR Fellowship grant
Making their MARC: Jesus Diaz Sanchez
First MARC Nevada cohort includes chemistry major Jesus Diaz Sanchez
‘Edge to Edge’ project aims to help communities better handle wildfires, other natural disasters
University researchers will gather and analyze weather data in Tahoe Basin for public distribution
Assistant professor wins prestigious Seismology Society of America award
Daniel Trugman joined the University in 2022
How do I know if I found a meteorite?
Geologist explains differences between meteorites and meteor-wrongs
Civil Engineering student recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation
Doctoral candidate Milana Cimesa receives Outstanding Student of the Year award.
Campus accessibility research sheds light on how to create more accessible spaces
Student researcher Lea Gifford suggests ways in which the Wolf Pack can help make spaces across campus more accessible
Can my tree be saved?
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists respond to questions about weather-damaged trees and how to respond when limbs break or trees fall
Notes from the 2022 State of the College of Science address
College successes, dean search launch and University Strategic Plan were subject of the annual State of the College presentation by Dean Katherine McCall
Daniel Trugman Honored with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award
Nevada Seismological Laboratory professor receives prestigious award honoring outstanding contributions to the Seismological Society of America
December Science Question of the Month Winner: Daniel Phillips
Chemistry alumnus Daniel Phillips answered a Chemistry 181 exam question featured in the Discovery Monthly newsletter.
Associate Professor Jeongwon Park published paper for Scientific Reports' December 2022 issue
Park's paper focused on predictive modeling of the progression of Parkinson's disease
College of Engineering expands leadership team to support new strategic plan
Research, workforce development and academic excellence remain top priorities
Fulbright Award supports study of Canary Islands’ unique climate-ocean-vegetation dynamics
Professor Franco Biondi brings together datasets and expertise to study environmental changes
International exchange with Nepalese university underway
College of Engineering Dean Erick Jones facilitated Memorandum of Understanding with Tribhuvan University
Mechanical Engineering assistant professor wins CAREER award
Lei Cao’s research could help industry manufacture stronger, more flexible titanium alloys
Civil engineering professor to chair advisory board for NSF center addressing natural hazards
David McCallen to lead NHERI SimCenter advisory board.
Engineering professor recognized by international Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Yufeng Zheng awarded a Young Leaders Professional Development Award
The link between memory and motor systems
Researchers attempt to better understand our mental landscape and actions we take to interact with it
How lithium-rich ores are made
Philipp Ruprecht aims to identify how and when lithium deposits are enriched
Wolf Pack Bots qualify to compete in Northern Nevada LEGO® Championship
The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success.
Mackay students shine at annual mining meeting
Three student posters won awards at the American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Biden appoints College of Science’s Scott Tyler to nuclear waste panel
Brings extensive experience in hydrological sciences to DOE’s review board
Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides some insight about our state of water
Nevada has been experiencing drought after drought
Why is the most recent fusion breakthrough so exciting?
Experts from the University community weigh in on what makes the fusion news out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory so groundbreaking
Making their MARC: Kimberly Giannantonio
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes chemistry student Kimberly Giannantonio
Engineering student wins TMS scholarship
Mentor says Sydney Fields’ work represents highest standard of undergraduate student research.
November Science Question of the Month Winner: Neil Prenn
Neil Prenn answered a Geology 101 exam question featured in the Discovery Monthly newsletter.
Probable ichthyosaur birthing grounds revealed in Nevada with the help of undergraduate researcher
Research in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution provides a new explanation for why so many of the extinct marine reptiles died in the same location in central Nevada
How can Reno become a greener city?
Reno faces challenges as a growing city in the era of climate change. Faculty in the College of Science are focused on solutions.
CREATE Scholar Sunshine Rodriquez
A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Sunshine Rodriguez is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
Pollinators endangered by pesticides interacting with nectar
Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids
Engineering confers 138 degrees at Winter Commencement
Thirty-seven graduates, Dean Erick Jones participate in Order of the Engineer ceremony.
CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan
A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Amelia Bryan is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.
NSF CAREER Award will sponsor lifelike materials development
Ying Yang plans to design polymers that mimic living cells
The power of science (fiction)
Graduate student Lauren Sankovitch brings a MARVELous background of experience to the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
Engineering dean hails innovative, sustainable Tesla Semi
College of Engineering has a history of collaborating with Tesla on student internships and jobs
Lithium Supply Chain Process, Engineering Innovation and Education part of College of Engineering vision
New Engineering Dean Erick Jones laid out his visions in State of the College address
CREATE Scholar Omar Carillo
A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” (CREATE) program. Omar Carillo is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
College of Science Departmental Giving Challenge
Will your department's name be on the plaque next year?
EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data
Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis
Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan
First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan
How to cook chicken on a volcano
Six years of research leads to new theories (and new cooking methods) at the Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano
Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students
The event brought together students, faculty, family, friends and former and current College of Science deans
October Science Question of the Month Winner: Eric Nummela
Math alumnus Eric Nummela answered a Biology 190 exam question featured in the Discovery Monthly newsletter.
Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
Department of Geography professor will use her professional experience to help remedy past erasures
McKenzie Foundation professorship Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor Keri Ryan is the first McKenzie professor
Civil and environmental engineering research showcased at Nov. 18 Infrastructure Forum
Event aims to spark new partnerships with government, industry and academia.
Professors Emeriti Jerry and Jeanne Johnson give back to support students of science
A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists
CREATE Scholar Tyreis Gatson
A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Tyreis Gatson is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
Interdisciplinary team studies impact of housing on Latino health in Washoe County
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant helps geographers, health scientists and community leaders identify areas of need
A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence
$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience
CREATE Scholar Alexander Silveira
A Q & A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Alexander Silveira is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
Discover Science Podcast: Andrew Revkin on the state of journalism in the era of climate change
Graduate student Shelby Herbert leads a discussion between the renowned science journalist and professors Sudeep Chandra and Zeb Hogan.
New support for STEM internships and talent retention in Nevada
Funding awarded through Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development will support development of new NV STEM Workforce Internship program
...it can make ‘Home Means Nevada’ a reality for more of our graduates than ever before."
CREATE Scholar Jacob Gosz
A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Jacob Gosz is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.
Research finds link between increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety and 2020 presidential election
National data tracked participant's self-reported symptoms, prescription drug use and mental-health office visits.
Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time
Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen
Mechanical Engineering professor wins national award for nuclear packaging program
The Deming Award is given by Graduate School USA.
Eroding rocks can put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does that mean for the climate?
Graduate student Mara Nutt looks for answers in the Santa Ynez Mountains
Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant
The grants will be used in two different areas of plasma physics research
Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16
Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe
Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”
Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1
Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.
Nevada Engineering dean participates in White House committee investigating advanced manufacturing and engineering, supply chains
‘National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing,’ released this month, lays out four-year plan
Nick Zentner Field Trip to the Cascades with Professor Stacia Gordon makes an impact on YouTube
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Professor Stacia Gordon hits the road for another YouTube cameo
Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list
The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science
Oct. 25 is Nevada Water Innovation Institute Day
The Washoe County Commission proclaimed Oct. 25 Nevada Water Innovation Institute Day at its Oct. 25 meeting.
Engineering dean serves on panel presenting disaster mitigation report to National Academy
Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics discusses report at Oct. 18 virtual event
Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science major full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity
Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.
Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education
Researchers from four distinct disciplines, engineers from Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross, and McClelland Laboratories and University Libraries will bring a new learning tool to students
NCAR-affiliate company highlighted in White House announcement
Campus-based American Battery Technology Company is one of the 20 manufacturing and processing companies receiving grant awards as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Through the creation of jobs and internships, (ABTC is) giving new experiences to our students and contributing to the preparedness and diversity of our future scientists and the nation."
September Science Question of the Month Winner: Michael Jennings
Physics and math alumnus Michael Jennings answered a Math 181 exam question featured in the Discovery magazine.
Big data modeling, forest fuels mapping aids in mitigating catastrophic wildfire risk
University of Nevada, Reno researchers team with CAL FIRE and California Air Resources Board
Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni
Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more
University to host national OHRP research forum in downtown Reno
Two-day Research Community Forum offers collaborative workshops and expert presenters to advance the protection of human research subjects
University Libraries to host VR|AR Meet-Up Friday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
The Meet-Up is a convening of faculty, students, tech-lovers from eight different University departments presenting on research involving VR and/or AR technology
Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements
Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill 10/20 at 10:20 a.m.
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
Cybersecurity depends on everyone
UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities
New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems
Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue
University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor
Students will learn how to communicate effectively about important agriculture-related issues
Unprecedented Laminar Soil Box System demonstrates state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise
College of Engineering team answers the call – yet again – to design an experimental facility to advance seismic safety and resilience of buildings, structures, systems
Wolf Pack at Work: Shay Jordan, Kayleigh Broadway and JaJa Chang
Child and Family Research Center student employees incorporate what they are learning in class into their job and life
Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science
Earth Science Week this year is celebrated from Oct. 9-15
Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging
Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception
Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities
New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting
Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes microbiology and immunology student Lauren Carreire
Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms
College of Engineering researcher leads team to track chemicals through food web, mitigate impacts
Four of five pinyon-juniper tree species declining in their ranges in the West
University of Nevada, Reno study shows warmer, drier conditions taking toll on pinyon-juniper woodlands
Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years
University-led partnership works on COVID-19 wastewater surveillance, advanced purified water technologies and other water resiliency and sustainability research
Thwaites Glacier under threat from warming sea temperatures – College of Science scientists use fiber-optics to study ice-shelf melting
Chris Kratt travels to Antarctic to set up temperature sensing devices and retrieve data
How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?
Researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering weigh in on a hotly debated topic in tectonics and geomorphology: the age of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand
Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home
Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city
Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta
Leading Tahoe researcher Sudeep Chandra first speaker for Talks@Tahoe
Inaugural talk to be held at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
Feared extinct, the ‘Mekong Ghost’ fish resurfaces
Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years
Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo
As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more
Yellowstone flooding response includes geotechnical surveys
Assistant geological engineering professor Michael Gardner visited the sites of flooding in Yellowstone National Park to determine how geostructure integrity was compromised
Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum
Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum
Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab
Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows
Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support
For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged
New experimental facility tests interaction of soil and structures during earthquakes
The latest College of Engineering capability to create realistic earthquakes in the laboratory will pair with collaborators’ expertise and supercomputing to lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure
How do hot air balloons fly?
Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies
Engineering protein therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may result from University research
Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh receives federal grant for bioengineering project
Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference
Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23
Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides
Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states
James M. Alexander, M.D., Named First OB/GYN Chair for Nevada’s First Integrated Health System
Experienced physician, researcher, mentor and educator to lead the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health.
Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics
First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community
ScienceFIT welcomes a new cohort of future scientists
The weeklong bootcamp helps incoming freshmen prepare for their first semester of college.
Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success
The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.
Meadow restoration efforts yield long-term climate change mitigation benefits
New study shows restored meadows capture and store large amounts of carbon
Math as art
Many mathematicians in the College of Science work in pure mathematics, but the field often blurs the lines between math and art.
Climate journalist asks, “Sustain what?”
Andrew Revkin, an award-winning environmental and sustainability journalist, will bring some of the insights he’s gained in his 34 years of reporting experience to the University on September 8. Revkin’s lecture will kick off the 12th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series.
Discover Science Lecture Series opens its 12th season
This season's lineup includes a range of disciplines. Registration for the first lecture on September 8 is now open.
Fred Harris recognized for commitment to University
Computer Science & Engineering professor demonstrates dedication to students, school and state.
University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event
Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30
Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown
A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education
7 faculty members receive CAREER Awards in support of early-career success
With the latest round of this prestigious NSF award, the University’s community of faculty-recipients grows
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor wins DOE Early Career Award
Aditya Nair’s network project receives an Early Career Research Program grant.
Artificial light pollution raises concern for human and wildlife wellbeing
Biology associate professor receives NSF CAREER Award to investigate health and behavioral effects of light pollution on wild birds
Biology associate professor receives NSF CAREER Award to investigate health and behavioral effects of light pollution on wild birds
New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply
Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage
New target for therapies to treat preterm labor
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine research identifies a cause of preterm labor
Earthquake research, commitment to students recognized
Civil engineering professor Keri Ryan has been named McKenzie Professor.
Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students
New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.
University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash
Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops
String Theory meets music theory at Artown on the Quad
Theoretical physics inspires harmony on the University Quad
Sustainability in asphalt paving drives latest GAANN scholar
Ph.D. candidate Julissa Larios Rodriquez set to join the University’s Graduate Assistance in Areas in National Need (GAANN) program this fall.
Passion drives a renewed vision for teaching and research in the forest
From students to citizen-scientists – new environmental and forest management activities take hold in the University’s forested, living laboratory, the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually
Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard
University postdoc receives national recognition
Earthquake researcher Maha Kenawy honored with EERI Younger Member Award.
Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Sarah Mitchell sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities
Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate
Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure
University of Nevada, Reno names Dr. Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering
Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department
Innevation Center partners with Upward Bound for Summer 2022
Student interns to explore STEAM career opportunities and learn how to become “makers” in the Makerspace
University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow
Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health
Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants
CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants
Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic
Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself
‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28
Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.
Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University
Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.
Innevation Center to host gener8tor Reno-Tahoe Accelerator Program 2022
Applications open for accelerator offering connections and $100K investment to high-growth startups
Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments
Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team
International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats
Nevada places seventh in national concrete canoe competition
University’s Concrete Canoe team participates in engineering event after five-year hiatus
Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success
Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.
Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass
New University of Nevada, Reno study utilizes supplemental feeding to attract cattle to infested pastures
State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting
The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Celebrating award-winning students in the College of Science
This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.
Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award
Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals
Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards
An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship
Sustainable resource management research the focus of new open-access journal
Metallurgical Engineering professor Ehsan Vahidi to serve as associate editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Resource Management
Mackay School honors exceptional students and industry partners
The Mackay School honored donors, alumni, faculty and staff with a focus on celebrating the successes of students at the 2022 Mackay Banquet.
Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor
de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.
The Optimism Series: It's no surprise that Gen Z seems so despondent -- but the earth is not a cold, dead place
Computer science researcher plans to use machine learning to improve cancer treatments
Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen is set to begin NSF-funded research this summer that could advance our understanding of cancer.
Linda Hayes recognized with Distinguished Faculty Award
The psychology professor, who has worked at the University for 32 years, received the award in her final year before retirement.
Bioprinting gets a boost
Engineering student Erick Bandala wins speech competition with presentation about 3D bioprinting.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Melissa Harmon
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
Extension and partners offer sessions on preparing for wildfire and evacuations
University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign
‘Gold standard’ accreditation signals commitment to animals
University awarded full reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Care International
Discover Science podcast: Kizzmekia Corbett on going where you are loved
Scientific Lead in the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine discusses her research and work, the importance of good mentorship, and finding her place in science.
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada
Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada
Recent expedition and monster fish rescue highlight Mekong River's global significance
Deep pools in Mekong River may be home to world's largest freshwater fish
Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science
NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 70 new physicians
The UNR Med Hooding Ceremony took place at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts on May 13
Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts
Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter
Study sheds light on what influences water supplied by snowmelt
University of Nevada, Reno leads study looking at over 500 locations in the U.S.
University of Nevada, Reno faculty focus on batteries research, education and workforce training to meet world’s energy future
Nevada Institute for Sustainability improves performance of electric vehicles and the grid, and connects to nation’s first Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies Minor
Innovation Day website showcases engineering projects
See students present short videos of their inventions on the Innovation Day website, online today.
Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla
Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students
Professor Steven Hayes receives 2022 NSHE Career Distinguished Researcher Award
Internationally renowned for development of ACT, evidenced based form of psychotherapy
First-generation student becomes first at University to earn prestigious fellowship
After a new start at the University of Nevada, Reno, Arturo Macías Franco is using his voice to advocate for others
Fleischmann Planetarium hosts the seventh annual Sci-On! Film Festival
View and vote on short science and science fiction films in the Planetarium's full-dome theater May 4-6
College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis: A retrospective on a distinguished tenure
Maragakis has served as dean since 2008, will transition to faculty at end of June
New program aims to improve access to support for children with autism in Kenya
The course will be available to University students this fall
Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate
Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.
Nevada Industry Excellence receives grant to support manufacturing industry development and success
$950,000 grant will continue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and statewide service through the University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey
Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student
NSHE Regents' Mid-Career Researcher Award goes to dedicated biologist
Jamie Voyles will be celebrated with her colleagues at the University's Honor the Best event
2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect
UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation
Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company
Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
University of Nevada, Reno nutritionists honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
David St-Jules named Nevada Outstanding Dietitian, Deborah Joakimson Recognized Dietetic Technician and Shauna Tavcar Outstanding Dietetic Student
Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River
International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22
Discover Science podcast: Ken Ono and "The Man Who Knew Infinity"
Renowned number theorist Dr. Ken Ono shares his deep connection to the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan in the latest episode of the Discover Science podcast.
COVID-19 Vaccine developer Kizzmekia Corbett to visit University for Discover Science lecture April 28
The scientific lead for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine research team was named a TIME Magazine Hero of the Year. Registration for her lecture is now open.
NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought
Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.
Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries
Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities
New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry
Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.
Museum of Natural History welcomes CFRC class of four-year-olds
The Museum uses interactive experiences to teach visitors about the natural world.
University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living
Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact
Gaming app will help faculty navigate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Engineering professor Kelly Cross receives CAREER grant to survey engineering faculty about their beliefs and values about DEI and to develop gaming tool to coach faculty in responding to DEI situations.
Department of Nutrition faculty, student honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Meet Nevada Outstanding Dietitian David St-Jules , Recognized Dietetic Technician Deborah Joakimson and Outstanding Dietetic Student Shauna Tavcar
What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?
Certain foods and nutrients may help support your body in reducing anxiety and improving how your body handles stress
Computer science & engineering students will showcase Capstone projects April 29
View design projects created by graduating seniors at CSE Innovation Day.
Department of Nutrition unveils remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living among students
Modernized lab increases hands-on learning
Civil & environmental engineering students showcase Capstone projects April 29
Check out CEE Innovation Day to see 21 engineering projects designed to solve community challenges.
A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews
University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program
Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time
Breaking the ‘curse of dimensionality’ will take math, not magic
Engineering professor Hao Xu gets CAREER grant to enhance large-scale computerized systems.
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort
College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues
Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference
Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
The Elizabeth Racao Durfee Hallway
College of Science Interim Dean Katherine McCall named a hallway in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center after her great aunt.
College of Engineering ranked among best graduate programs
U.S. News 2023 Best Engineering Schools Rankings include multiple College of Engineering programs.
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe
Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1
Titanium alloys research explores new concept in materials science and engineering
Engineering Professor Yufeng Zheng receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to research novel alloys design.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments
University-grown meat and produce now available to those in need through on-campus food pantry
Pack Provisions partners with Wolf Pack Meats and Desert Farming Initiative to provide ground beef, fruits and vegetables year round
NSF CAREER Award paves the way for breakthroughs in science by eliminating data transfer bottlenecks
Engin Arslan’s research will bolster next-generation, data intensive applications by designing a new scalable and reliable data transfer framework.
World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources
The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.
Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate
Ashish Kasar wins a Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship.
World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake
Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region
Apollo 17 astronaut, scientist and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt visits University March 31
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.
Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops
Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research
Guide to garter snakes
As flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, garter snakes begin to emerge from their hibernations.
Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions
Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors
Brain Awareness Week extends through the year
Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.
University partners with growers and winemakers to continue research and support educational activities
New University-grower-winemaker partnership seeks to advance Nevada wine industry
Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits
Engineering professor gets NSF grant to research advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys.
University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory
Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West
Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering
Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis
Flying, self-driving cars? OK, but make it safe
Engineering research to develop safe Unmanned Aerial Systems set to begin this summer
AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems
College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond
Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day
Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University
University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing
Living with fire begins in the classroom
Living With Fire developing new wildfire education curriculum in northern Nevada high school
YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor
Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.
Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event
College of Engineering works to inspire young minds at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24.
Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?
Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits
Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.
Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults
University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need
Faces of the Pack: Blesethe West challenges herself by pursuing Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and valuable faculty mentorship provide opportunities for first-year pre-med student to get out of her comfort zone
Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University
"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"
Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases
As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery
Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce
Scholarship for Service program attracts students to public service sector
Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager
Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community
Young women in science
The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.
Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County
Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International
Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"
Ozmen Institute for Global Studies announces new deputy director
Eugene Park will serve as the institute’s first deputy director
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Kyra Morgan '10 and '16
DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.
What is quantum computing?
Physics professor Timur Tscherbul explains some of the intricacies of quantum computing.
Curiosity wins at the College of Science
The annual competition selected the top three videos, along with two honorable mentions and a most-engaged watch party to win prizes.
Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research
Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.
New lizard defense mechanism observed
Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.
University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc. to offer TechWise program supported by Google that aims to increase diversity in technology education
The program will prepare 20 University students for high-growth technology careers
What were some of the atmospheric effects of the Tongan volcano eruption?
Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau explains the global impacts of the Tongan volcano eruption.
How to drive in snow and other lessons
Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.
Reducing drug-related harm with research: Opioid overdose and HIV prevention work can save lives
Collaborations between researchers, University students, community partners and legislators make change in drug policies possible
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill named as Innevation Center Member of January 2022
Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon
From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions
Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win
University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy
What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?
In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers
Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare
CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast
How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07
Building greener buildings
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050
NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars
High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18
Westfall Scholars honored at biannual event
The lunch banquet celebrated the students who graduated at the top of their class in each department in the College of Science.
Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates
In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada
The pieces of a puzzle
Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie
Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sean Montgomery
Sean Montgomery named as Innevation Center Member of December 2021
Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities
Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students
AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence
Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference
University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022
Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community
Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources
The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.
NIH grant-funded research to look at how the brain processes visual stimuli
Researcher Jennifer Hoy hopes to better understand how the brain identifies stimuli as positive or negative, and the behaviors that follow.
Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.
Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community
The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.
Hao Xu advances manufacturing, improves communication
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Hao Xu is developing next-generation communication strategies with wide-ranging applications, including advanced manufacturing.
Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health
Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health
In pursuit of green, sustainable and reliable energy
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammed Ben-Idris is taking a multi-pronged approach to satisfying our energy needs for years to come.
Bahram Parvin advances breast cancer research
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Professor Bahram Parvin and his lab have developed a novel method for treating breast cancer that promises to be more effective and less toxic than traditional treatments.
Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees
High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data
Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network
With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy
The College of Science Museum Complex welcomes guest for three unique museum experiences
New exhibits and updates have reinvigorated the Museum of Natural History, the Keck Museum and the Fleischmann Planetarium, all now open to the public after extended closures related to the ongoing pandemic
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States
University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving
Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada