Science & technology

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sean Montgomery

Sean Montgomery named as Innevation Center Member of December 2021

Profile headshot of Sean Montgomery.
12/15/2021

Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.

Researchers in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with a University of Nevada Reno banner.
11/30/2021

Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community

The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.

A child's hands are shown playing with wooden toys.
11/29/2021

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.

Hao Xu and students with several drones on a sunny day
11/29/2021

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

Steven Frese.
11/29/2021

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.

Researchers in laboratory looking at computer screens.
11/29/2021

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 in lab, two wearing lab coats
11/29/2021

Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data

mountain chickadee on a branch
11/23/2021

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

Erika Waday in front of monitors displaying a Zoom call.
11/23/2021

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

A baby Lahontan Cutthroat Trout swims in its new tank with colorful pebbles and a log in the background.
11/22/2021

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

post-fire revegetation in Oregon Cascades
11/22/2021

University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving

Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada

Tanner Petrilla harvesting in a hoop house.
11/19/2021

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.

Dr. Piasecki in front of the UNR med Sign
11/18/2021

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."

Noah Nieman
11/17/2021

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."

Nicole Elias
11/17/2021

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."

Md Kausar Alam Anik
11/17/2021

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."

Sir Lathan Wynn
11/17/2021

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."

Allan Joseph Romero
11/17/2021

GAANN Fellow Madeline Carine

"I’m interested in providing communities with predictive tools for virus monitoring to prevent and aid in future pandemics."

Madeline Carine
11/17/2021

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

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
11/16/2021

Research suggests some trees have potential for immortality

University of Nevada, Reno researcher teams with Italian collaborator in new paper

giant sequoia gove
11/15/2021

Researcher returns to Nevada to make genetic improvements in animal herds

Andrew Hess joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Andrew Hess.
11/15/2021

New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
11/12/2021

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

Planetarium Director Paul McFarlane stands on the left and is surrounded by space-related exhibits.
11/10/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Mark Chasan

Mark Chasan named as Innevation Center Member of November 2021

Mark Chasan headshot.
11/10/2021

‘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

Students working in the STAR lab.
11/10/2021

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

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/9/2021

Canceled: November 10 lecture with Harrison Schmitt

The Wednesday Discover Science lecture with astronaut Harrison Schmitt canceled with the potential to reschedule

Harrison Schmitt stands on the surface of the Moon in front of the American flag with Earth visible behind him.
11/8/2021

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”

Paula Kerger
11/8/2021

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

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
11/8/2021

Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow

Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/5/2021

Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows

University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance

testing wastewater in lab for COVID
11/5/2021

Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers

University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup

Profile image of Luke Miers riding mountain bike during competition
11/4/2021

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

Adrian Harpold working with technology in a forest.
11/3/2021

Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study

aspen grove with yellow flowers
11/1/2021

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.

Astronaut and flag in the foreground with Earth in the background far away.
10/28/2021

Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
10/22/2021

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.

Astronauts perform various tasks on the lunar surface next to rovers.
10/21/2021

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.

Paula Kerger
10/20/2021

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.

Kaylie Greathouse and Reza Boushehri
10/20/2021

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.

Christopher Barile stands in his lab while a postdoctoral fellow works at the lab bench behind him.
10/20/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - AJ Davis

AJ Davis named as Innevation Center Member of October 2021

AJ Davis headshot.
10/20/2021

Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar

Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Cover of Nevada Geology calendar
10/19/2021

Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada

Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Amanda Gearhart.
10/19/2021

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.

Students on the quad in autumn.
10/14/2021

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

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

Surface rupture of Monte Cristo earthquake
10/14/2021

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

Chris Pritsos being handed a gavel.
10/13/2021

Diversity within the Latinx community

10/13/2021

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

Three people talking in a circle
10/12/2021

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.

Autumn Harry hikes atop a mountain peak wearing a backpacking pack.
10/11/2021

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.

House and building debris from flooding in Europe
10/7/2021

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

smoke over lake tahoe
10/4/2021

DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team

Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.

Check presentation with two million dollar check and research team
10/1/2021

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

Photo of the Truckee River in fall.
10/1/2021

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

From left to right: Javier Hernadez, registered dental assistant, Karina Lopez, registered dental assistant, Veronika Vazquez, DDS, Leticia Hernandez, registered dental assistant; and Gary Aglietti, DMD
9/29/2021

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

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

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

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants

College of Science professors study fourth state of matter

Overview of the Zebra Pulsed Power Lab
9/28/2021

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

John Cushman surrounded by cactus plants.
9/27/2021

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

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
9/27/2021

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

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

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.

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe
9/23/2021

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

little green frog
9/22/2021

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

Portrait of Yinghan Chen
9/21/2021

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.

Engineering dean and students gathered on the steps of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/17/2021

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.

(Left) Headshot of Jena Casas. Top-right: wildland firefighters trudge through challenging terrain in Desolation Wilderness while working on the Caldor Fire. Bottom-right: A hand-made sign for the firefighters on the Caldor Fire reads "Thank you firefighters. You kick ash!".
9/16/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen named as Innevation Center Member of September 2021

Nathan Allen headshot.
9/15/2021

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.

Employer and student shaking hands at table
9/15/2021

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.

Two professors in masks standing in front of electron microscope
9/15/2021

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

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.
9/9/2021

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.

9/8/2021

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

Desert rangeland with scattered cheatgrass plants.
9/8/2021

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

Researchers connecting an infrared thermometer.
9/3/2021

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.

Aditya Nair and Floris van Breugel on the William N. Pennington plaza
9/2/2021

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

Psychology professors Trixie and Allen Gardner with Washoe the chimp
9/1/2021

Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers

Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues

Field of alfalfa plants.
9/1/2021

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.

Chilling and gloomy image of a forest slope with an orange, smoky sky, barren and charred trees, and some active flames still burning.
9/1/2021

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

thermal image of south lake tahoe
8/28/2021

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

Sarah Bisbing posing in front of empty AMEX field site.
8/26/2021

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

President Joe Biden greets Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland.
8/26/2021

Gardening workshops offered by Extension

Virtual and in-person classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

Peach tree with multiple ripe peaches.
8/25/2021

Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions

dylan kosma in greenhouse with potato plants
8/24/2021

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

Photo collage of three portraits and the "Discover Science" podcast logo.
8/23/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Rick Warner

Rick Warner named as Innevation Center Member of August 2021

Rick Warner headshot.
8/18/2021

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

Portrait of Ana de Bettencourt-Dias
8/12/2021

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

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

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

Two teen members of a robotics competition team visit with Nevada's Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval.
8/6/2021

Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship

The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars

Jerren Bailey in lab coat standing in front of busy laboratory
8/2/2021

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.

David Cantu
7/23/2021

Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems

Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Bob Shriver.
7/21/2021

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

Scenic mountain landscape view in Fallon.
7/20/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Josh Chang

Josh Chang named as Innevation Center Member of July 2021

Josh Chang.
7/14/2021

Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

algae bloom at Lake Tahoe beach
7/9/2021

Faces of the Pack: Tyreis Gatson

Mechanical engineering student lands internship with NASA

Tyreis Gatson with snow-capped mountains and valleys behind him
7/6/2021

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!

A hand holds an iPhone taking a. photo of a flower.
7/1/2021

Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry

A drone hovers in the air while two researchers, seen from the back, look on with an iPad and camera
6/30/2021

Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races
6/29/2021

Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection

Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit

Thin section of brecciated quartz appears on a black background. Colors in the image appear as silvery, blue tones with flecks of black throughout
6/23/2021

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

Tom Simpkins headshot photo
6/23/2021

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

two researchers installing seismometer in ground
6/17/2021

Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

Grant Cramer.
6/16/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Lorne Smith

Lorne Smith named as Innevation Center Member of June 2021

Lorne Smith headshot.
6/16/2021

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.

Hyung K. Shin holds a black and white photo in front of him featuring several men around a table.
6/15/2021

NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019
6/15/2021

Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale

University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires

wildfire smoke on lake tahoe
6/10/2021

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

Wolf Pack Bots team pose for photo.
6/9/2021

Mammals with small populations do not exhibit larger genomes

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

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

Journal of Neuroscience cover story features University neuroscience research

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

Confocal image of neurons
6/9/2021

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.

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
6/8/2021

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.

students and Ian Buckle on shake table platen
6/8/2021

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

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021
6/7/2021

Jonathan Beardsley Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

Portrait of Jonathan Beardsley.
6/4/2021

Jing-Jing Huang Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

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

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

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

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

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.

Olivia Tahti in the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
6/3/2021

CREATE Scholar Nicholas Ryan

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

Nicholas Ryan
6/3/2021

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

A woman planting a young apple tree.
6/2/2021

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.

students wearing masks in front of television screens with Nevada Cyber Club logos
6/1/2021

#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

From left to right, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students Haley Nadone, Mirabel Dafinone and Audrey Adler.
5/26/2021

New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

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

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

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
5/26/2021

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

Pivot irrigation system watering a field at the Great Basin Research & Extension Center in Eureka.
5/24/2021

Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge

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

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

Mackay School alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineers

Dr. Nikhil C. Trivedi, '70 Metallurgical Engineering M.S., is awarded one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.

Portrait of Trivedi Nikhil
5/19/2021

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

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

Yan Wang
5/18/2021

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

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

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

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

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

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

Anna Panorska takes a holistic approach to graduate advising

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

Portrait of Anna Panorska
5/14/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sandy Rowley

Sandy Rowley named as Innevation Center Member of May 2021

Sandy Rowley headshot.
5/13/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Timur Tscherbul
5/12/2021

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

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

Scott Mensing
5/12/2021

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

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

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
5/12/2021

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

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

Feng Yan
5/11/2021

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

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

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

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

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
5/10/2021

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

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

5/6/2021

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

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

Portrait of Jena Casas
5/6/2021

Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning

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

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

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

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

Mano Misra
5/5/2021

Students learn to improve and manage rangeland resources around the world

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

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

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

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

moon drops film actor
5/4/2021

IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calibrating Vision, a Discover Science at Home lecture

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

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

Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portrait of Christopher Barile.
4/21/2021

Ancient DNA findings help to define kinship among earliest world settlers

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

Ancient burial site in Turkey
4/20/2021

Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

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

Lesley Morris.
4/16/2021

Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences

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

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

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Rick Winfield

Rick Winfield named as Innevation Center Member of April 2021

Rick Winfield headshot.
4/13/2021

CREATE Scholar Tara Hartman

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

4/13/2021

Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI) Academy to facilitate global governance of energy resource minerals

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering will bring delegates from around the world for hands-on trainings in energy resource minerals governance related topics.

Mackay Mines building on campus.
4/7/2021

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

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

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

Knock-on effects of COVID-19 on the mining industry

Kinross Term Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering Javad Sattarvand comments on the challenges overcome by the Nevada mining industry over the past year.

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

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

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

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

Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines

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

mountain chickadee standing in snow
4/6/2021

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

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

William N. Pennington Engineering Building
4/5/2021

University’s Bret Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West

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

Bret Hess.
4/5/2021

Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research

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

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

Food and nutritional toxicology subject of Department of Nutrition course

Elective has something to offer for students from various majors

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

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.

A sepia-toned photo shows the Mars landscape with a hill and rocky features.
3/25/2021

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

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

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

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

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

gathering wastewater samples
3/23/2021

New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardening in Nevada class discusses landscaping with native plants

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

Butterfly on purple flowers.
3/17/2021

Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded

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

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

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

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

Chris Barile in his lab
3/10/2021

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

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

Portrait of Thomas White
3/10/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Jim Sacherman

Jim Sacherman named as Innevation Center Member of March 2021

Jim Sacherman.
3/10/2021

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

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

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

Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

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

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

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

Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.

Female student next to Mackay Statue
3/5/2021

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

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

Kelly Cross
3/5/2021

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

University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines

Chris Halsch on Castle Peak
3/4/2021

The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry

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

Natalie Little
3/3/2021

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

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

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

Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting to attract birds

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

hummingbirds at a bird feeder.
3/3/2021

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

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

Feifei Fan
3/2/2021

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

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

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

Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history

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

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

New tool allows computer scientists to support life scientists

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

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

A shared humanity

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

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

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

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

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

Roving Mars: From Sojourner to Perseverance

Foundation Professor and planetary scientist Wendy Calvin will discuss the evolution of Mars rovers in her March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.

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

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

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

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

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

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

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

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

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

lab worker testing covid disinfectant
2/12/2021

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Tom Simpkins

Tom Simpkins named as Innevation Center Member of February 2021

Tom Simpkins.
2/10/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses beekeeping tips

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

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

Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro

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

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

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

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

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

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

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

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

Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier

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

researchers at Eg River Mongolia
2/1/2021

Climate change is a stressor of insect populations around the world

University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines

Chris with butterfly
1/29/2021

A firm foundation when the ground is shaky

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

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

Woman points at brain scans.
1/22/2021

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

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

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

CREATE Scholar Shannon Keegan

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

CREATE scholar Shannon Keegan
1/21/2021

CREATE Scholar Francisco Guardado

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

CREATE scholar Franky Guardado
1/21/2021

WiSE WOMEN

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

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

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

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

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

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Kerry Thompson

Kerry Thompson named as Innevation Center Member of January 2021

Kerry Thompson.
1/15/2021

Scientists keep watch on climate and weather as drought grips Nevada

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

Lahontan Dam low water
1/14/2021

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

Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.

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

New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research

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

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

'Anyone can be a (mad) scientist' and other College of Science video competition winners announced

Students take home cash prizes for short videos depicting life as science students in annual competition.

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

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

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

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

Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms

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

Microscopic image of marine plankton.
12/23/2020

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

12/22/2020

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

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

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

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

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

cattle grazing
12/21/2020

GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Defilippi
12/10/2020

New mechanical engineering professor assists with COVID-19 Risk Meter

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

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

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

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

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

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

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

Freshwater fish
11/30/2020

Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science

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

desert mountains
11/24/2020

CREATE Scholar Thomas Kaps

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

CREATE scholar Thomas Kaps
11/19/2020

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan

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

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan
11/19/2020

CREATE Scholar Harmony Werth

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

CREATE Scholar Harmony Werth
11/19/2020

Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit

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

Smoke from the 2018 Hogan Fire
11/18/2020

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

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

Carr Fire vortex
11/13/2020

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

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

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

11/12/2020

Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award

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

brains on display
11/12/2020

Floris van Breugel awarded prestigious Air Force Research Laboratory grant

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

Floris van Breugel
11/12/2020

Researchers quantify carbon changes in Sierra Nevada meadow soils

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

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

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

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

cattle grazing in field
11/5/2020

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

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

Janet Napolitano
11/5/2020

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

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

Carolyn Hughes
11/2/2020

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

Researchers studying how disturbances and climate change impact water movement

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

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

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

Sara Davis
10/22/2020

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

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

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

NSF grants fund research on lightweight magnesium alloys

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

Yang Yang and Kefan Chen
10/21/2020

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

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

msueum exhibit prep
10/19/2020

New roadside LiDAR sensors help build a safer transportation infrastructure

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

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

Explore Nevada’s Hot Springs Mountains in virtual Earth Science Week field trip

University of Nevada, Reno’s Bureau of Mines and Geology event Sat., Oct. 17

volcanic rocks in Hot Springs Mountains
10/15/2020

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

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

Janet Napolitano
10/15/2020

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

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

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

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

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

earthquake damage Wells, Nevada
10/14/2020

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

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

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani
10/13/2020

New lab opens to support agricultural research at the University

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

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

CREATE Scholar Franchesca Fajardo

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

CREATE Scholar Franchesca Fajardo
10/8/2020

Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates earn prestigious scholarships

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

Alexander Goldman and Zachary Wolff
10/8/2020

GAANN Fellow Milana Cimesa

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

Milana Cimesa
10/7/2020

GAANN Fellow Kenny Hickenbottom

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

Kenny HIckenbottom
10/7/2020

GAANN Fellow William Roser

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

William Roser
10/7/2020

College of Engineering outreach programs go online

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

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

Annual sheep sale held for new agricultural research and extension center

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

Sheep with horns
10/7/2020

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

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

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

CREATE Scholar Connor Jordan

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

CREATE Scholar Connor Jordan
9/29/2020

Krishna Pagilla has been elected a fellow of the ASCE

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

Krishna Pagilla
9/28/2020

CREATE program welcomes second cohort, celebrates successful first year

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

Students working on a cardboard box
9/28/2020

Geothermal energy exploration to get boost from University research

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

Bridget Ayling sampling water
9/25/2020

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

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

burning embers on a roof
9/24/2020

Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24

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

geothermal pool
9/23/2020

Construction management program builds interested engineers from the ground up

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

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

Postdoctoral researcher wins international 3-minute thesis video competition

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

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

Burritos bridge the gap in Reno communities

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

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

COVID contact tracing: the people behind the calls

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

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

New agricultural research and Extension center begins operations

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

sheep grazing in Cottonwood Canyon
9/15/2020

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

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

ALERTWildfire detection camera overlooking Lake Tahoe
9/10/2020

Online workshop provides timely information on preparing a bag for evacuation

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

Go bag for evacuation
9/10/2020

Grant helps retrain workers for Nevada manufacturing careers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Staheli Meyer sits at a table with a young child in the foreground and binders on the table between them.
9/7/2020

Washoe County Commissioner recognized for support of water security and resiliency

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

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

New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive

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

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

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

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

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

Collaborative research project with NV Energy gets assistance from University professors

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

Solar panels in the desert.
8/31/2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month

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

burning hillside behind a house
8/28/2020

CREATE Mentor Steffany Yang

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

Steffany Yang
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Trace Larson

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

Trace Larson
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Victor Guzman

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

Victor Guzman
8/28/2020

CREATE Scholar Leaf Kaboli

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

Victor Guzman
8/28/2020

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

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

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

The College of Engineering is on the move

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

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

Innevation Center Member Highlight - Ron Justin

Ron Justin named as Innevation Center Member of August 2020

Ron Justin.
8/26/2020

Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety

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

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

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

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

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

Sorghum studied for beer-brewing potential and public use

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

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

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

College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows

Lin Li demonstrates testing for virus
8/20/2020

Working to protect the public’s health

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

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

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

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