Research and Outreach


"The College of Science is hugely supportive of our research and associated outreach activities and has created an energetic and thriving learning environment at the University of Nevada, Reno."

-Zeb Hogan, PhD, Professor and host of the Nat Geo WILD television series Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan


College of Science Research Centers

The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution. The College of Science has an extensive research enterprise - our faculty generates more than $26 million in extramural research funding annually. The programs below have substantial external constituencies beyond the College and University.


Museums and Outreach

From engaging museum tours for K-12 students to state-wide programs that inform and inspire, the College of Science is dedicated to serving the citizens and local businesses of Nevada.

Additional Community Outreach

Great Nevada ShakeOut

Prepare for major earthquakes and practice how to protect yourself when they happen as part of the Great Nevada ShakeOut.

Maclean Observatory

Two high-power telescopes and a public viewing area provide teaching and viewing opportunities for students of the University, area community colleges, elementary schools and the general public.

Shared facilities and research support

Shared Instruments Laboratory, Department of Chemistry

Microbeam Laboratory, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Stable Isotope Laboratory, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

Computer Support, College of Science