Welcome to the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, located in one of the fastest-growing universities in the country and in the most exciting city on the planet. The world today is full of technical challenges, and our ability to meet these challenges will determine our future standard of living and quality of life. The faculty and administration of the College of Engineering are dedicated to producing undergraduate and graduate students who will shape the future in which we live.
Research is an integral part to our students' education, with many internships and cooperative work programs available at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research activity in the college includes everything from renewable energy, hydrogen production, and storage and information systems to arid lands, homeland security, nano-technology, and transportation.
We are proud that our undergraduate program affords each student to participate in research in addition to the theory taught in the classrooms, a philosophy not shared by many undergraduate programs.
We also work closely with the companies that hire our graduates in order to refine the curriculum and ensure that our students are prepared to enter the workplace. This includes not only an extensive technical background but also training in communication, teamwork, business, and creativity. We have seven formal industry advisory boards that regularly provide program-review comments to the college.
This well-rounded approach to education is reflective of Howard R. Hughes, for whom our college was named. A visionary of his time, Hughes was capable of dealing with complex interdisciplinary issues, with a talent in the technical, art, business, and entrepreneurial spheres.
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Rama Venkat, Ph.D.
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas