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A collection of news stories from 2017 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.
News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.
Engineering In The News
On Friday, seven-year-old Hailey Dawson threw out the first pitch at UNLV Baseball's home opener. It capped off a busy few months for the girl, who spent Sunday night dropping the puck for the Vegas Golden Knights and threw out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series last year.
Hailey Dawson has opened up professional sporting events before, but never in her hometown.
7-year-old Hailey Dawson, who threw out the first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series, walks out on the ice before her hometown Vegas Golden Knights' game and drops the ceremonial first puck with a 3-D printed robotic hand.
After throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series, Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old with a birth defect that robbed her of three right-hand fingers, is expanding into hockey.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday he intends to nominate an Oak Ridge National Laboratory associate director for the position of Department of Energy Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.
Lincy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
An expert in the theory and application of transportation systems, traffic dynamics, and distracted driving
Lincy Professor of Unmanned Aerial Systems
An internationally renowned expert in autonomous systems, drones, and robotics.
Dean, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
An expert in electrical and computer engineering, solid state sensors, devices, physics, and modeling of devices and photonics.