Science & technology
Thwaites Glacier under threat from warming sea temperatures – College of Science scientists use fiber-optics to study ice-shelf melting
Chris Kratt travels to Antarctic to set up temperature sensing devices and retrieve data
Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand
Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home
Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city
Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta
Feared extinct, the ‘Mekong Ghost’ fish resurfaces
Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years
Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo
As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more
Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum
Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum
Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab
Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows
Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support
For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged
New experimental facility tests interaction of soil and structures during earthquakes
The latest College of Engineering capability to create realistic earthquakes in the laboratory will pair with collaborators’ expertise and supercomputing to lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure
How do hot air balloons fly?
Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies
Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference
Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23
Nevada Field Day provides hands-on activities and demonstrations
Celebrity student cooking demonstration, winetasting and University research highlights of event
Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides
Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states
James M. Alexander, M.D., Named First OB/GYN Chair for Nevada’s First Integrated Health System
Experienced physician, researcher, mentor and educator to lead the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health.
Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics
First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community
ScienceFIT welcomes a new cohort of future scientists
The weeklong bootcamp helps incoming freshmen prepare for their first semester of college.
Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success
The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.
Meadow restoration efforts yield long-term climate change mitigation benefits
New study shows restored meadows capture and store large amounts of carbon
Math as art
Many mathematicians in the College of Science work in pure mathematics, but the field often blurs the lines between math and art.
Climate journalist asks, “Sustain what?”
Andrew Revkin, an award-winning environmental and sustainability journalist, will bring some of the insights he’s gained in his 34 years of reporting experience to the University on September 8. Revkin’s lecture will kick off the 12th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series.
Discover Science Lecture Series opens its 12th season
This season's lineup includes a range of disciplines. Registration for the first lecture on September 8 is now open.
Fred Harris recognized for commitment to University
Computer Science & Engineering professor demonstrates dedication to students, school and state.
University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event
Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30
Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown
A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education
7 faculty members receive CAREER Awards in support of early-career success
With the latest round of this prestigious NSF award, the University’s community of faculty-recipients grows
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor wins DOE Early Career Award
Aditya Nair’s network project receives an Early Career Research Program grant.
Artificial light pollution raises concern for human and wildlife wellbeing
Biology associate professor receives NSF CAREER Award to investigate health and behavioral effects of light pollution on wild birds
New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply
Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage
New target for therapies to treat preterm labor
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine research identifies a cause of preterm labor
Earthquake research, commitment to students recognized
Civil engineering professor Keri Ryan has been named McKenzie Professor.
Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students
New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.
University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash
Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops
String Theory meets music theory at Artown on the Quad
Theoretical physics inspires harmony on the University Quad
Sustainability in asphalt paving drives latest GAANN scholar
Ph.D. candidate Julissa Larios Rodriquez set to join the University’s Graduate Assistance in Areas in National Need (GAANN) program this fall.
Passion drives a renewed vision for teaching and research in the forest
From students to citizen-scientists – new environmental and forest management activities take hold in the University’s forested, living laboratory, the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually
Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard
University postdoc receives national recognition
Earthquake researcher Maha Kenawy honored with EERI Younger Member Award.
Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Sarah Mitchell sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities
Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate
Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure
University of Nevada, Reno names Dr. Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering
Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department
Innevation Center partners with Upward Bound for Summer 2022
Student interns to explore STEAM career opportunities and learn how to become “makers” in the Makerspace
University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow
Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health
Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants
CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants
Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic
Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself
‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28
Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.
Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University
Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.
Innevation Center to host gener8tor Reno-Tahoe Accelerator Program 2022
Applications open for accelerator offering connections and $100K investment to high-growth startups
Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments
Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team
International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats
Nevada places seventh in national concrete canoe competition
University’s Concrete Canoe team participates in engineering event after five-year hiatus
Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success
Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.
Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass
New University of Nevada, Reno study utilizes supplemental feeding to attract cattle to infested pastures
State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting
The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Celebrating award-winning students in the College of Science
This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.
Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award
Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals
Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards
An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship
Sustainable resource management research the focus of new open-access journal
Metallurgical Engineering professor Ehsan Vahidi to serve as associate editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Resource Management
Mackay School honors exceptional students and industry partners
The Mackay School honored donors, alumni, faculty and staff with a focus on celebrating the successes of students at the 2022 Mackay Banquet.
Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor
de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.
The Optimism Series: It's no surprise that Gen Z seems so despondent -- but the earth is not a cold, dead place
Computer science researcher plans to use machine learning to improve cancer treatments
Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen is set to begin NSF-funded research this summer that could advance our understanding of cancer.
Linda Hayes recognized with Distinguished Faculty Award
The psychology professor, who has worked at the University for 32 years, received the award in her final year before retirement.
Bioprinting gets a boost
Engineering student Erick Bandala wins speech competition with presentation about 3D bioprinting.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Melissa Harmon
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
Extension and partners offer sessions on preparing for wildfire and evacuations
University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign
‘Gold standard’ accreditation signals commitment to animals
University awarded full reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Care International
Discover Science podcast: Kizzmekia Corbett on going where you are loved
Scientific Lead in the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine discusses her research and work, the importance of good mentorship, and finding her place in science.
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada
Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada
Recent expedition and monster fish rescue highlight Mekong River's global significance
Deep pools in Mekong River may be home to world's largest freshwater fish
Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science
NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 70 new physicians
The UNR Med Hooding Ceremony took place at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts on May 13
Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts
Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter
Study sheds light on what influences water supplied by snowmelt
University of Nevada, Reno leads study looking at over 500 locations in the U.S.
University of Nevada, Reno faculty focus on batteries research, education and workforce training to meet world’s energy future
Nevada Institute for Sustainability improves performance of electric vehicles and the grid, and connects to nation’s first Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies Minor
Innovation Day website showcases engineering projects
See students present short videos of their inventions on the Innovation Day website, online today.
Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla
Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students
Professor Steven Hayes receives 2022 NSHE Career Distinguished Researcher Award
Internationally renowned for development of ACT, evidenced based form of psychotherapy
First-generation student becomes first at University to earn prestigious fellowship
After a new start at the University of Nevada, Reno, Arturo Macías Franco is using his voice to advocate for others
Fleischmann Planetarium hosts the seventh annual Sci-On! Film Festival
View and vote on short science and science fiction films in the Planetarium's full-dome theater May 4-6
College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis: A retrospective on a distinguished tenure
Maragakis has served as dean since 2008, will transition to faculty at end of June
New program aims to improve access to support for children with autism in Kenya
The course will be available to University students this fall
Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate
Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.
Nevada Industry Excellence receives grant to support manufacturing industry development and success
$950,000 grant will continue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and statewide service through the University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey
Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student
NSHE Regents' Mid-Career Researcher Award goes to dedicated biologist
Jamie Voyles will be celebrated with her colleagues at the University's Honor the Best event
2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect
UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation
Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company
Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
University of Nevada, Reno nutritionists honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
David St-Jules named Nevada Outstanding Dietitian, Deborah Joakimson Recognized Dietetic Technician and Shauna Tavcar Outstanding Dietetic Student
Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River
International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22
Discover Science podcast: Ken Ono and "The Man Who Knew Infinity"
Renowned number theorist Dr. Ken Ono shares his deep connection to the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan in the latest episode of the Discover Science podcast.
COVID-19 Vaccine developer Kizzmekia Corbett to visit University for Discover Science lecture April 28
The scientific lead for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine research team was named a TIME Magazine Hero of the Year. Registration for her lecture is now open.
NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought
Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.
Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries
Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities
New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry
Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.
Museum of Natural History welcomes CFRC class of four-year-olds
The Museum uses interactive experiences to teach visitors about the natural world.
University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living
Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact
Gaming app will help faculty navigate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Engineering professor Kelly Cross receives CAREER grant to survey engineering faculty about their beliefs and values about DEI and to develop gaming tool to coach faculty in responding to DEI situations.
Department of Nutrition faculty, student honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Meet Nevada Outstanding Dietitian David St-Jules , Recognized Dietetic Technician Deborah Joakimson and Outstanding Dietetic Student Shauna Tavcar
What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?
Certain foods and nutrients may help support your body in reducing anxiety and improving how your body handles stress
Computer science & engineering students will showcase Capstone projects April 29
View design projects created by graduating seniors at CSE Innovation Day.
Department of Nutrition unveils remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living among students
Modernized lab increases hands-on learning
Civil & environmental engineering students showcase Capstone projects April 29
Check out CEE Innovation Day to see 21 engineering projects designed to solve community challenges.
A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews
University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program
Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time
Breaking the ‘curse of dimensionality’ will take math, not magic
Engineering professor Hao Xu gets CAREER grant to enhance large-scale computerized systems.
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort
College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues
Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference
Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
The Elizabeth Racao Durfee Hallway
College of Science Interim Dean Katherine McCall named a hallway in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center after her great aunt.
College of Engineering ranked among best graduate programs
U.S. News 2023 Best Engineering Schools Rankings include multiple College of Engineering programs.
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe
Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1
Titanium alloys research explores new concept in materials science and engineering
Engineering Professor Yufeng Zheng receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to research novel alloys design.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments
University-grown meat and produce now available to those in need through on-campus food pantry
Pack Provisions partners with Wolf Pack Meats and Desert Farming Initiative to provide ground beef, fruits and vegetables year round
NSF CAREER Award paves the way for breakthroughs in science by eliminating data transfer bottlenecks
Engin Arslan’s research will bolster next-generation, data intensive applications by designing a new scalable and reliable data transfer framework.
World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources
The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.
Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate
Ashish Kasar wins a Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship.
World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake
Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region
Apollo 17 astronaut, scientist and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt visits University March 31
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.
Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops
Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research
Guide to garter snakes
As flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, garter snakes begin to emerge from their hibernations.
Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions
Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors
Brain Awareness Week extends through the year
Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.
University partners with growers and winemakers to continue research and support educational activities
New University-grower-winemaker partnership seeks to advance Nevada wine industry
Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits
Engineering professor gets NSF grant to research advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys.
University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory
Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West
Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering
Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis
Flying, self-driving cars? OK, but make it safe
Engineering research to develop safe Unmanned Aerial Systems set to begin this summer
AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems
College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond
Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day
Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University
University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing
Living with fire begins in the classroom
Living With Fire developing new wildfire education curriculum in northern Nevada high school
YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor
Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.
Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event
College of Engineering works to inspire young minds at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24.
Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?
Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits
Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.
Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults
University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need
Faces of the Pack: Blesethe West challenges herself by pursuing Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and valuable faculty mentorship provide opportunities for first-year pre-med student to get out of her comfort zone
Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University
"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"
Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases
As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery
Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce
Scholarship for Service program attracts students to public service sector
Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager
Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community
Young women in science
The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.
Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County
Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International
Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"
Ozmen Institute for Global Studies announces new deputy director
Eugene Park will serve as the institute’s first deputy director
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Kyra Morgan '10 and '16
DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.
What is quantum computing?
Physics professor Timur Tscherbul explains some of the intricacies of quantum computing.
Curiosity wins at the College of Science
The annual competition selected the top three videos, along with two honorable mentions and a most-engaged watch party to win prizes.
Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research
Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.
New lizard defense mechanism observed
Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.
University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc. to offer TechWise program supported by Google that aims to increase diversity in technology education
The program will prepare 20 University students for high-growth technology careers
What were some of the atmospheric effects of the Tongan volcano eruption?
Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau explains the global impacts of the Tongan volcano eruption.
How to drive in snow and other lessons
Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.
Reducing drug-related harm with research: Opioid overdose and HIV prevention work can save lives
Collaborations between researchers, University students, community partners and legislators make change in drug policies possible
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill named as Innevation Center Member of January 2022
Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon
From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions
Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win
University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy
What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?
In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers
Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare
CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast
How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07
Building greener buildings
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050
NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars
High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18
Westfall Scholars honored at biannual event
The lunch banquet celebrated the students who graduated at the top of their class in each department in the College of Science.
Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates
In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada
The pieces of a puzzle
Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie
Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018
Innevation Center Member Highlight - Sean Montgomery
Sean Montgomery named as Innevation Center Member of December 2021
Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities
Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students
AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence
Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference
University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022
Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community
Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources
The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.
NIH grant-funded research to look at how the brain processes visual stimuli
Researcher Jennifer Hoy hopes to better understand how the brain identifies stimuli as positive or negative, and the behaviors that follow.
Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.
Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community
The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.
Hao Xu advances manufacturing, improves communication
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Hao Xu is developing next-generation communication strategies with wide-ranging applications, including advanced manufacturing.
Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health
Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health
In pursuit of green, sustainable and reliable energy
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammed Ben-Idris is taking a multi-pronged approach to satisfying our energy needs for years to come.
Bahram Parvin advances breast cancer research
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Professor Bahram Parvin and his lab have developed a novel method for treating breast cancer that promises to be more effective and less toxic than traditional treatments.
Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees
High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data
Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network
With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy
The College of Science Museum Complex welcomes guest for three unique museum experiences
New exhibits and updates have reinvigorated the Museum of Natural History, the Keck Museum and the Fleischmann Planetarium, all now open to the public after extended closures related to the ongoing pandemic
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States
University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving
Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada
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
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
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.
Building a global community
International researcher and professor of biology Sudeep Chandra is named new director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies.
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
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