Research & Innovation news

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.
Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.
Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today

The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt

A healthcare worker wearing a gown, face mask, and face shield giving the thumbs up
University + manufacturing + volunteers make and donate hospital gowns

A community network coordinated by the Innevation Center Makerspace has made more than 750 gowns to help meet the regional need for PPE

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory
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

Two workshop participants developing content on flipchart paper
InNEVator accelerates early-stage companies with pivot to online

Regional innovation ecosystem supports international cohort of companies through Innevation Center-hosted bootcamp

Laboratory testing process conducted in vent hood setting
University signs on to COVID-19 technology access framework

Framework reflects national movement to share COVID-19 related intellectual property to support rapid development of treatments and diagnostics

Alaska National Guard Black Hawk helicopter lands in snowy field.
Lulius Innovation technology solution helps National Guard manage readiness

COVID-19 response shows capability of flagship software product developed by Innevation Center member company

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.
University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

A robot shaking hands with a human hand in a manufacturing setting
Nevada Manufacturing and Tech Forum launches with big audience and big ideas

Nevada Industry Excellence’s new industry-led, economic initiative selected to receive Google.org Impact Challenge Nevada grant funding

Woman wears a hardhat in an advanced manufacturing setting
Two, statewide University-hosted programs selected to receive Google.org grants

Impact Challenge Nevada is under way: vote online by Nov. 26 for Nevada Industry Excellence or Nevada Small Business Development Center!

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Research Xaioshan Zhu and graduate student Masoumeh Saber Zaeimian working in lab
Biomedical engineering discovery is latest example of commercialization

Patented technology by College of Engineering faculty member may have application in clinical testing and bioassay processes

Image of a flying airplane as it is seen through Casia, the collision-avoidance system
Iris Automation successfully completes beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone operation

Innevation Center member-company achieves unmanned-aircraft-technology milestone, plus is named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 list

Researchers pose for photo from two UNR Med laboratories who are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace.
Cell lines and antibody commercialized through reagent licensing program

Two School of Medicine laboratories are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace

Biggest Little Makers: Natali Salas-España, Carlos Bean, John Kirkpatrick and Daniel Smith
'Make48' competition show features University's Biggest Little Makers

As national public-television show hits the air and the Internet, the experiential, makerspace culture continues to take hold on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

A group of business people around a conference table
New program supports and mentors SBIR/STTR grant proposals

SAGE, the Sierra Accelerator for Growth and Entrepreneurship, encourages small business development for innovation research and technology transfer

Spring Commencement on the Quad. A line of graduates in robes make their way through a crowd of family and friends. A light pole with a banner reading 'World Improving Research Happens Here' is in the foreground.
A decade strong: University ranks in the top tier for tenth year straight

University of Nevada, Reno rated one of U.S. News & World Report's “Best National Universities” for ten years running

The Reno arch lit up at night
Reno hosts national conference on higher-ed and economic-development connection

University Economic Development Association’s 2019 Annual Summit convenes in downtown Reno Sept. 29-Oct. 2; projected to draw 250 attendees

five individuals in the Innevation Center's co-working space
Incubating jobs, energy and the future economy in downtown Reno

With a new director and nearly 200 jobs created, the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch looks ahead

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster
Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues