Science & technology
Anatomy course provides unique opportunities to work with human cadavers
The Advanced Human Dissection Team is made up of undergraduate students
Louisa Hope-Weeks named Dean of the College of Science
Hope-Weeks brings her experience as an associate dean and chemistry professor
NSF Research Traineeship Program to support graduate students in chemical ecology
Students trained to examine interplay of biology and chemistry in NSF-funded program
Amidst the rubble, Turkey’s earthquake scars reveal important information
Earthquake geologists on the GEER research team gain greater understanding of the impacts of the February earthquake
University faculty part of XPRIZE team that advances to finalist round in global competition
Team Waponi is one of six teams from around the world to advance to the finals
Nevada Drought Update for August 2023
Drought still remains in southern Nevada, but has disappeared in most of the state
Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – July through September
Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee shares a report on Nevada’s climate over the past few months, and what to expect in the next quarter
Mackay student team takes second place in national competition
The competition is focused on carbon management
Lake Tahoe has high concentration of microplastics, global research shows
Research published in Nature reveals concentrations of microplastics in 38 lakes with plastic debris from textiles frequently identified
American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Section Fellows discuss the future of science
The session took a deep dive into the responsibilities of scientists to diversify the field
Nevada Drought Update for June 2023
The wet spring across much of Nevada alleviated drought and may provide a buffer against a rapid return to drought
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 6: College of Engineering Dean Erick Jones
College of Engineering leads the way in preparing students for roles within the lithium supply chain
Speaker discusses how to use renewable energy efficiently at Energy Solutions Forum
Renewable energy’s intermittent nature poses challenges to energy storage
World’s largest freshwater fish tracking provides Wonders of the Mekong researchers with more information about the mysterious species
The giant freshwater stingray faces numerous threats, data gives insight into conservation needs
Using carbon dioxide to recover more critical minerals
Chu receives $3.3M DOE ARPA-E grant to study mineral processing of rare earth minerals
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 5: Sudeep Chandra and Zeb Hogan
College of Science faculty share their world adventures and the impact they are making here in Nevada
Nevada Drought Update for May 2023
Only a small portion of the state is still in drought, and Lake Mead levels are forecasted to improve. Fire risk in northwestern Nevada is likely to be higher than normal by July.
Institute for Neuroscience hosts successful research retreat
Graduate students and faculty present research and discuss future plans at Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe
University alumna and current administrator publishes Hirschsprung disease research
Director of Hispanic/Latinx Community Relations publishes research in developmental genetics
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 4: Meet GAIN Scholar Jess Buelow
The GAIN Scholars program provides resources to first-generation and historically underrepresented graduate students
Talks on the future of geothermal energy in Nevada at the Energy Solutions Forum
Jack Norbeck spoke about Fervo Energy's project with Google using geothermal energy in Northern Nevada
Explore science for free at Museum of Natural History, Keck Museum and Fleischmann Planetarium April 23-24
The museums are hosting guests as part of the Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival
Society for Freshwater Science announces Aaron Koning as recipient of Career Award
Global Water Center researcher pursues conservation solutions that sustain aquatic diversity and human needs
Can electric vehicles be hacked?
Professors and graduate students from the College of Engineering share basic techniques to protect electric vehicles from hacking
Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook - April through June
Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides an outlook and report for climate and weather
Former Smithsonian Institution Under Secretary for Science closes out 12th season of Discover Science
Eva Pell will share what she learned while serving in the role and how she became a children’s book author
How are deepfakes dangerous?
Assistant Professor of Global Media Paromita Pain discusses how to identify deepfakes
Biology professor seeks to understand amphibian resilience
McMinn Research Professor Jamie Voyles works to bring diverse voices into pathogen science
Discussions on making solar energy efficient and accessible at Energy Solutions Forum
NREL Senior Research Fellow Joey Luther studies new types of semiconductors and their properties
Mackay School professor presents award to Senator Cortez Masto
Senator Cortez Masto received the AASG’s Pick and Gavel award
Researchers work to identify new diagnostic tools for schizophrenia
All-female team of psychology researchers studying how low-cost biomarkers can be used in diagnostics
Nevada Drought Update for March 2023
State Climatologist shares a quarterly update about Nevada’s ongoing drought
“Sagebrushers” season 2 kicks off with an important conversation about neurodiversity
President Brian Sandoval visits with University Neurodiversity Alliance member Jeffrey Hutsler during Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Energy Solutions Forum speaker works on processes to take carbon out of the air
Christopher Jones says we need to transition to renewable energy as well as implement direct air capture
For Interim Dean of the College of Science Katherine McCall, the people make the place
The interim dean has long worked to ensure everyone has access to STEM education
How many states of matter are there?
Physics professor shares his thoughts on a surprisingly difficult question
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named AAAS Fellow
de Bettencourt-Dias is one of four newly elected Fellows at the University
Making autonomous mining safer
Researchers developing software to simulate autonomous mining operations
Nobel laureate physicist visits University on March 2
Discover Science Lecture Series brings renowned physicist to campus
Using massive lasers to understand planetary physics
Clemons-Magee Endowed Professor in Physics Thomas White seeks to understand the internal workings of planets beyond Earth
BS-DMD student awarded scholarship for dental school
Caitleen Navarro’s standout experiences rewarded
Science Saves the World (and Santa's syrup recipe) in winning video for College of Science Video Competition
Lexi Timpone won first place for her science-themed video, three videos also recognized
What is ChatGPT?
Assistant Professor of Information Systems Alan Yang explains the basics of ChatGPT
Connecting habitat in the Central Valley could help save California’s pollinators
University of Nevada, Reno teams with Xerces Society in study of agricultural fields, urban interface
Discover Science Podcast: Sarah Hörst on life as we do not know it
Atmospheric chemist and a leading researcher of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, talks with physics and astronomy alum Donna dePolo and astrobiology professor Carlos Marsical
How trees help a statistics professor understand rivers and earthquakes
McMinn Professor Ilya Zaliapin uses statistical methods for hierarchies to understand natural phenomena
Changes in lizards’ microbiomes attributed to drought
Recent study on Panamanian lizards generates more questions on role of the microbiome
Feeding Mountain Chickadees at Chickadee Ridge is okay, research says
Chickadee Cognition Lab showed supplemental feeding of the wild birds had no negative impacts when proper food is used
Making their MARC: Jesus Diaz Sanchez
First MARC Nevada cohort includes chemistry major Jesus Diaz Sanchez
New ecological methods elucidate relationships between ants and their host plants
Kenyan ants and the trees they live with threatened by invasive ant species
Assistant professor wins prestigious Seismology Society of America award
Daniel Trugman joined the University in 2022
Notes from the 2022 State of the College of Science address
College successes, dean search launch and University Strategic Plan were subject of the annual State of the College presentation by Dean Katherine McCall
New Keck Museum Exhibit opens to the public
New exhibit explores climate through art, utilizes previously closed space
How do I know if I found a meteorite?
Geologist explains differences between meteorites and meteor-wrongs
Centuries-long drought in the Great Basin shown to be a recurring pattern
A multi-centennial drought termed the Late Holocene Dry Period could serve as a map for future climate projections, Indigenous human responses a model for resilience and adaptability
The link between memory and motor systems
Researchers attempt to better understand our mental landscape and actions we take to interact with it
How lithium-rich ores are made
Philipp Ruprecht aims to identify how and when lithium deposits are enriched
Mackay students shine at annual mining meeting
Three student posters won awards at the American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides some insight about our state of water
Nevada has been experiencing drought after drought
Why is the most recent fusion breakthrough so exciting?
Experts from the University community weigh in on what makes the fusion news out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory so groundbreaking
Making their MARC: Kimberly Giannantonio
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes chemistry student Kimberly Giannantonio
How can Reno become a greener city?
Reno faces challenges as a growing city in the era of climate change. Faculty in the College of Science are focused on solutions.
Pollinators endangered by pesticides interacting with nectar
Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids
NSF CAREER Award will sponsor lifelike materials development
Ying Yang plans to design polymers that mimic living cells
EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data
Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis
Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan
First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan
How to cook chicken on a volcano
Six years of research leads to new theories (and new cooking methods) at the Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano
Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students
The event brought together students, faculty, family, friends and former and current College of Science deans
Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
Department of Geography professor will use her professional experience to help remedy past erasures
Professors Emeriti Jerry and Jeanne Johnson give back to support students of science
A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists
Interdisciplinary team studies impact of housing on Latino health in Washoe County
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant helps geographers, health scientists and community leaders identify areas of need
A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence
$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience
Discover Science Podcast: Andrew Revkin on the state of journalism in the era of climate change
Graduate student Shelby Herbert leads a discussion between the renowned science journalist and professors Sudeep Chandra and Zeb Hogan.
Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time
Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen
Eroding rocks can put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does that mean for the climate?
Graduate student Mara Nutt looks for answers in the Santa Ynez Mountains
Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant
The grants will be used in two different areas of plasma physics research
Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16
Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe
Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”
Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1
Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.
Nick Zentner Field Trip to the Cascades with Professor Stacia Gordon makes an impact on YouTube
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Professor Stacia Gordon hits the road for another YouTube cameo
Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list
The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science
Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science majors full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity
Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.
Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education
Researchers from four distinct disciplines, engineers from Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross, and McClelland Laboratories and University Libraries will bring a new learning tool to students
Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni
Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more
Cybersecurity depends on everyone
UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities
New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems
Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue
Unprecedented Laminar Soil Box System demonstrates state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise
College of Engineering team answers the call – yet again – to design an experimental facility to advance seismic safety and resilience of buildings, structures, systems
Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science
Earth Science Week this year is celebrated from Oct. 9-15
Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging
Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception
Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes microbiology and immunology student Lauren Carreire
Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms
College of Engineering researcher leads team to track chemicals through food web, mitigate impacts
How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?
Researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering weigh in on a hotly debated topic in tectonics and geomorphology: the age of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand
Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home
Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city
Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta
Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo
As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more
Yellowstone flooding response includes geotechnical surveys
Assistant geological engineering professor Michael Gardner visited the sites of flooding in Yellowstone National Park to determine how geostructure integrity was compromised
Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum
Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum
Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support
For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged
How do hot air balloons fly?
Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies
Engineering protein therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may result from University research
Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh receives federal grant for bioengineering project
Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference
Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23
Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides
Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states
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.
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.
Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown
A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education
New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply
Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage
Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students
New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.
String Theory meets music theory at Artown on the Quad
Theoretical physics inspires harmony on the University Quad
Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually
Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard
Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
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
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
‘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.
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.
Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success
Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living
Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact
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.
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.
Guide to garter snakes
As flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, garter snakes begin to emerge from their hibernations.
Brain Awareness Week extends through the year
Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond
Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare
CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast
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.
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.
AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence
Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference
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.
Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community
The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.
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
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
Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow
Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Building a global community
International researcher and professor of biology Sudeep Chandra is named new director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 unusual mutation
Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop
University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada
Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires
Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires
Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific to location and conditions
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.
Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms
Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail
The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.
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
Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit
University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit
Wildfire plume dynamics: Discover Science at Home series Nov. 19
College of Science public event moves online, high-intensity wildfires subject of third talk
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
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
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
Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24
College of Science public series moves online, geothermal energy first topic
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
UNR Med students create a healthy curriculum for Washoe County high school students
A team of third-year medical students is teaching preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices
The Early Childhood Autism Program leaves a legacy of changed lives
The Department of Psychology's Early Childhood Autism Program has served patients, families, students and program founder Patrick Ghezzi.
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
Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month
Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents prepare family and property
Sorghum studied for beer-brewing potential and public use
University researchers testing grains for drought-resistance, high yield and good flavor
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
Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program
4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts
Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners
Extension’s Home Horticulture series prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics
Taking on COVID-19 with math and stats
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Paul Hurtado and Nevada State Biostatistician and College of Science alumna Kyra Morgan talk COVID-19 and how they’re using numbers to make sense of it all.
Young children discover STEM during pandemic
Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home
Health District and University release COVID-19 antibody study results
Study estimates indicate the number of COVID-19 infections is higher than reported
Exploring the relationship between space, race and STEM attainment on the Discover Science podcast
Dr. William F. Tate IV speaks with the College of Science about his research revealing the uneven contours of the education pipeline.
Options growing for Nevada’s fruit and vegetable crops
University researchers investigating new varieties that grow well in desert climates
Mick Hitchock offers a message of inspiration to College of Science 2020 graduates
Leading biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock shares a message of congratulations online in lieu of a traditional graduation speech.
Matt Forister named University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor
Trevor J. McMinn Research Professor of Biology works to understand insects including butterflies and other pollinators, and to affect public perception of insects in the Western United States
The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar
Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15
Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.
Take measures to stay healthy while reaping benefits of outdoor physical activity
Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors
Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19
Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others
Use COVID-19 time at home to foster healthy family relationships
University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on avoiding strife, improving communication
Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way
University’s Nevada Genomics Center joins with State Health Lab and School of Medicine researchers to advance scientific knowledge of novel coronavirus through DNA sequencing
Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19
University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims
COVID-19 contributing to domestic violence: what to do
University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on how to help yourself or others
Meeting COVID-19 challenges: Understand dates on food labels before discarding
With some items becoming harder to come by, University of Nevada, Reno nutritionist offers clarification
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award recipients pursue overseas teaching and research opportunities
Elizabeth Everest (WiSE graduate) and Connor Billman of the Department of Biology both received the prestigious award.
Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care
University banding together to provide medical supplies for COVID-19 care – more supplies needed
What should we be eating to help us resist the coronavirus?
University of Nevada, Reno dietitian provides research-based information
New molecular biologist researches insect communication at University
Marina MacLean joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
California and Nevada scientists study nitrogen pollution in dryland watersheds
Large research project conducted in California will shed light on dryland watershed pollution worldwide
Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms
The Chemistry Demonstration Series, launched by a professor-student duo, ignites a passion for science in K-12 learners.
Recap: Communicating Science in a Divided Society
Expert panelists discuss issues that come with communicating science during the Hitchcock Project panel
Mineral Monday: Cerussite
Learn about the stunning mineral cerussite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday
Mineral Monday: Hemimorphite
Watch this week's episode about the mineral, hemimorphite, and check it out in the Keck Museum for yourself.
Linking individual behavior change to social transformation
Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program and originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Steven Hayes, publishes two books.
Nevada Field Day 2019 provides hands-on activities and demonstrations
University experts showcase research, activities and programs at fall festival
Mineral Monday: Wolframite
Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday featuring the Keck Museum's wolframite specimens.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni
The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.
Panel of experts discuss "Communicating Science in a Divided Society"
School of Journalism holds launch event for the Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science Oct. 21
Capacity building in artificially intelligent mining systems
University receives $1.25 million grant to create an interdisciplinary team of professionals, partnered with the world’s largest mining companies, in order to advance technology and automation in mines.
Mineral Monday: Talc
Learn about the mineral that holds the number 1 spot on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Mineral Monday: Corundum
Learn about the mineral, corundum, on this week's episode of Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore.