The Mendenhall Innovation Program is named after Dr. Robert Mendenhall, founder of Las Vegas Paving Corporation. Throughout the years Dr. Mendenhall has inspired our students and committed his private support to start the program. With a natural drive for entrepreneurship, he launched America’s first recycled highway in the 1970’s, and has developed numerous other inventions that continue to benefit the construction industry and conserve natural resources.
Students have a laboratory dedicated to providing them the space needed to create, invent, and design prototypes and/or competition apparatus in the Mendenhall Innovation & Design Laboratory. The lab is available for all disciplines in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and includes equipment ranging from air plasma cutters, band saws, 3D printers, lathes and osciliscopes. To see a complete list of what is available, see the Mendenhall Innovation & Design Lab Equipment list.
If you would like to see a listing of equipment in the lab, or utilize the lab for a class, please contact Dr. Pushkin Kachroo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-895-4926.