Science & technology
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
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from 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.
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
Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources
The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sean Montgomery
Sean Montgomery named as Innevation Center Member of December 2021
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
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School
Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.
GAANN Fellow Noah Nieman
"I am pursuing a doctoral degree to deepen my knowledge in structural seismic design with the ultimate goal of sustainably mitigating damage and casualties in earthquake-prone areas."
GAANN Fellow Nicole Elias
"I am glad to be part of the GAANN fellowship program, which will allow me to participate in professional development activities and develop my teaching skills during the supervised teaching experience."
GAANN Fellow Md Kausar Alam Anik
"Because earthquakes are unpredictable phenomena, we must exercise extreme caution while designing foundations in order to build a structure that is both safe and resilient."
GAANN Fellow Sir Lathan Wynn
"Another important goal that I have is to increase the representation of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education in hopes that the younger generations will be inspired to pursue higher education as well."
GAANN Fellow Allan Joseph Romero
"Coming from a poor country, I have seen how higher education can make a difference in the lives of not only the person but also for the community to which he or she belongs."
GAANN Fellow Madeline Carine
"I’m interested in providing communities with predictive tools for virus monitoring to prevent and aid in future pandemics."
UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative
Research suggests some trees have potential for immortality
University of Nevada, Reno researcher teams with Italian collaborator in new paper
Researcher returns to Nevada to make genetic improvements in animal herds
Andrew Hess joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students
Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans
Fleischmann Planetarium: a gateway to science
Reflecting on its rich history and looking toward the future, the Fleischmann Planetarium as it finds its new home in the College of Science
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Mark Chasan
Mark Chasan named as Innevation Center Member of November 2021
‘Safety is everyone’s responsibility’: University webinar emphasizes maintaining safety on-campus
University President and guest speakers encourage culture of safety to mitigate hazards and avoid dangerous accidents
University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana
Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship
Canceled: November 10 lecture with Harrison Schmitt
The Wednesday Discover Science lecture with astronaut Harrison Schmitt canceled with the potential to reschedule
Paula Kerger discusses public media in College of Engineering's 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series
The president and CEO of PBS delivered the lecture “Science & Technology: The Role of Public Media in Sparking Change”
Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student
Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow
Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science
Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows
University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance
Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers
University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup
University of Nevada, Reno researcher honored by premier earth science society
Snowmelt and mountain ecosystems research vital to resource management in times of changing climate
Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study
Last living person to walk on the Moon visits University November 10
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt.
Stopping the spread of misinformation in India
University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking
Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project
Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.
Paula Kerger, PBS president, to speak at the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series
Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 3.
Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships
Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change
Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.
Innevation Center Member Highlight - AJ Davis
AJ Davis named as Innevation Center Member of October 2021
Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar
Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada
Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni
Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
Nevada’s Chris Pritsos takes on national leadership position of Experiment Stations
Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station is named chair of the national Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy
Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve
Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure
Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.
Fire tornado prediction tools to be developed for public safety during extreme wildfires
Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and DRI launch new citizen science project to gather ashfall data
DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team
Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada
Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16
Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State
Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles
Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina
La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español
Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish
University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants
College of Science professors study fourth state of matter
Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance using biotechnology
University of Nevada, Reno professor awarded $1.55 million grant to improve water-use efficiency in plants
Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic
By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response
EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat
Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems
NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease
Psychometrics and statistical computing research funded by NSF
Assistant Professor Yinghan Chen's research will advance statistical methods for estimation in the design of educational assessment, psychiatric diagnosis techniques
College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars
On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.
How can I support wildland firefighters?
From handwritten letters to donating hot meals, postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychology Ph.D. Jena Casas offers advice on how you can support wildland firefighters this challenging fire season.
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen named as Innevation Center Member of September 2021
Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair
On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.
DOE grant expands materials testing ability, increases capacity for nuclear research
Researchers can now investigate nano-scale materials with expanded in-situ transmission electron microscope capabilities.
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
Center for Civil Earthquake Engineering Research organizes the 2021 PEER Pacific Rim Forum
The forum brought together 241 international participants with 41 international speakers to advance integrated earthquake engineering research.
Our attendees include researchers, practitioners and students, and our presentations are at the nexus of earth science, engineering and computation. Through collaboration, we want to transition simulation technology into practice.
Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels
Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants
Research aims to make every drop count in Nevada’s alfalfa production
University of Nevada, Reno researcher using field data and computer programming to develop “smart” irrigation scheduling
Mechanical Engineering professors are founding members in new institute: AI for Dynamic Systems
A five-year, $20-million National Science Foundation collaboration brings together researchers from 9 universities.
Groundbreaking researcher Gardner dies at age 91
Psychology professor Allen Gardner and his wife Trixie earned worldwide acclaim teaching Washoe the chimpanzee American Sign Language
Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers
Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues
Remote sensing of forests aids understanding of catastrophic wildfires
Dr. Jonathan Greenberg runs the University’s Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing lab using LiDAR technology to transform the understanding of forest ground coverage.
Thermal cameras installed by ALERTWildfire to help firefighters see through Caldor Fire smoke
University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform
Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience
University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks
Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off
The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season
Gardening workshops offered by Extension
Virtual and in-person classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry
Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions
COVID-19: Thinking back and looking forward
Members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology discuss the COVID-19 vaccine technology, hesitancy, distribution and more for the Discover Science podcast
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Rick Warner
Rick Warner named as Innevation Center Member of August 2021
Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow
Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders
Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI
Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno
With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development
Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship
The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars
NSF CAREER Award recipient David Cantu investigates the processes for extracting rare earth elements
Because of the important role rare earth elements play in modern applications, the research is critical for the continued advancement of cutting-edge technology.
Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems
Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Josh Chang
Josh Chang named as Innevation Center Member of July 2021
Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide
University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study
Summer Nevada Nature Blitz
Take photos of the organisms you see anywhere in Nevada, post them to iNaturalist, and experts will help you identify which species you observed!
Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry
Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education
Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times
Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection
Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit
Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing
Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program
University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes
Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics
Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy
Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Lorne Smith
Lorne Smith named as Innevation Center Member of June 2021
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.
NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities
Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum
Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale
University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires
With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition
College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy
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
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
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.
Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.
Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty
8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development
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
Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition
The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.
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.
Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard
Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard
Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions
Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.
#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón
Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music
New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered
New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school
Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia
UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation
Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state
Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sandy Rowley
Sandy Rowley named as Innevation Center Member of May 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
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
Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'
The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career
Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist
Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school
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.
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
Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning
Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award
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
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
Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning
Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award
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.
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
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
IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established
The first recipients will be named in Fall 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.
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
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
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.
Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year
Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.
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.
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
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
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
Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future
Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences
Latest market, production and research information for producers available online now
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Rick Winfield
Rick Winfield named as Innevation Center Member of April 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines
University of Nevada, Reno long-standing research yields new data
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.
University’s Bret Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West
Hess serves as executive director of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
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
Food and nutritional toxicology subject of Department of Nutrition course
Elective has something to offer for students from various majors
Is there life on Mars?
Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and member of the Mars Exploration Rover Team answers questions about roving on Mars.
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.
Wastewater testing finds SARS-CoV-2 in Truckee Meadows wastewater
University partners with cities, county for wastewater environmental surveillance during pandemic
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Jim Sacherman
Jim Sacherman named as Innevation Center Member of March 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
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
College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic
Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.
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."
Fewer butterflies seen across the warming, drying landscapes of the American West
University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
A shared humanity
Four leaders in the College of Science share their perspectives on success, leadership and identity
Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop
University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada
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.
Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires
Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires
Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific to location and conditions
Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus
University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Tom Simpkins
Tom Simpkins named as Innevation Center Member of February 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
Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro
Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success
Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost
Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position
Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives
Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier
University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science
Climate change is a stressor of insect populations around the world
University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines
A firm foundation when the ground is shaky
Researchers demonstrate the benefits of helical piles in withstanding soil liquefaction during earthquakes.
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
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.
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
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 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.
Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs
With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Kerry Thompson
Kerry Thompson named as Innevation Center Member of January 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
Sierra Nevada Corporation forgoes holiday and year-end meetings, donates to College of Engineering
Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.
New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research
Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity
'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.
Cattlemen’s Update goes virtual to provide market, production and research updates for 2020
Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13
Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms
Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail
The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.
Nevada researchers study cattle microRNA effects on meat quality, human health
Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine
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.
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
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.
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
University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average
Study in Thailand identifies benefits of community-based freshwater fish reserves
Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide
Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar
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 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 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.
Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit
University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit
Wildfire plume dynamics: Discover Science at Home series Nov. 19
College of Science public event moves online, high-intensity wildfires subject of third talk
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."
Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award
Graduate student recognized for Cognitive Brain Sciences outreach and education for community
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)
Researchers quantify carbon changes in Sierra Nevada meadow soils
Collaborative study indicates meadows hold promise to help control carbon released into the atmosphere
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
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
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
Nevada researcher part of multi-state team studying Earth’s critical zone
Researchers studying how disturbances and climate change impact water movement
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
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
New lab opens to support agricultural research at the University
The Core Analytical Laboratory offers services to University researchers and the general public
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
Annual sheep sale held for new agricultural research and extension center
University of Nevada, Reno completes their first sale in Eureka County
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geothermal energy exploration to get boost from University research
College of Science awarded $10 million DOE grant to develop comprehensive ‘toolkit’ for industry
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
Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24
College of Science public series moves online, geothermal energy first topic
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.
Postdoctoral researcher wins international 3-minute thesis video competition
Elif Ecem Baş developed a machine learning algorithm that improves cyber-physical seismic hybrid simulations.
Burritos bridge the gap in Reno communities
University graduate student Blaize Abuntori teams up with Colleges to aid homeless
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
New agricultural research and Extension center begins operations
Eureka County ranch to expand offerings of University’s Experiment Station
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.
Online workshop provides timely information on preparing a bag for evacuation
Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents be prepared for wildfires
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
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.
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
The Early Childhood Autism Program leaves a legacy of changed lives
The Department of Psychology's Early Childhood Autism Program has served patients, families, students and program founder Patrick Ghezzi.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month
Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents prepare family and property
CREATE Mentor Steffany Yang
CREATE Mentor shares her experiences in the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Ron Justin
Ron Justin named as Innevation Center Member of August 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
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
Sorghum studied for beer-brewing potential and public use
University researchers testing grains for drought-resistance, high yield and good flavor
University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater
College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows
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