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Apr 17, 2017

UNLV President Len Jessup asked lawmakers Friday for $4 million to plan a new building for the school’s engineering program. He said the hope would be to expand efforts in biomedical engineering, and he sees future partnerships with UNLV’s new medical school.

Apr 6, 2017

Rama Venkat, dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, is calling UNLV’s latest collaboration — a $5 million, five-year master service agreement with Lockheed Martin — “one of a kind.”

Mar 13, 2017

Diversification of the economy has been a goal of many Nevada local and state officials for the past several years. While the resort corridor drives a large portion of the local economy, some experts are starting to take notice of a changing economic landscape in Clark County.

Mar 9, 2017

In Louisville, Kentucky, citizen participation is an essential element in the city's initial steps toward becoming a smart city. Officials are relying on knowledgeable citizens and groups like the Civic Data Alliance to come up with ways to connect the city's data with smart home devices and services. For example, a two-bedroom apartment in the downtown area used by technology publication CNET to test smart home devices and how they can integrate with the city features light bulbs that change color to indicate air quality levels. A smart speaker connected to Amazon's digital assistant Alexa can provide daily briefings from the city's mayor.

Mar 9, 2017

A new piece of software developed by students will make streetlight outage detection a lot easier and faster for the City of Las Vegas.

Mar 8, 2017

Students from the UNLV College of Engineering won $10,000 at CES this year by developing software to assist the City of Las Vegas identify streetlight outages. Team Wingin’ It had 24 hours to come up with a solution to a city problem using their own knowledge, public works data from the city, and some new tech from program sponsors.

Mar 8, 2017

The 2017 TechConnect event, the largest recruiting engagement for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Howard Hughes College of Engineering, may have filled the gap for employers seeking entry- and graduate-level workers in science technology engineering and math fields in Southern Nevada.

Mar 6, 2017

During the Smart Cities Hackathon organized by media platform ReadWrite held in conjunction with CES this past January, more than 300 developers and designers from around the globe participated in the competition for a $10,000 grand prize. The goal was to come up with a creative problem-solving solution using only computers, city public data, and new technological devices provided by program sponsors.

Mar 6, 2017

The 2017 TechConnect event, the largest recruiting engagement for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Howard Hughes College of Engineering, may have filled the gap for employers seeking entry- and graduate-level workers in science technology engineering and math fields in Southern Nevada.

Feb 27, 2017

For years Las Vegas has been receiving a report from NV Energy about street lights that appear to be broken. The utility takes a snapshot showing power consumption from each light every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Feb 13, 2017

University of Nevada Las Vegas students from the colleges of engineering, architecture, hotel management, health sciences, fine arts and construction management will be competing in Solar Decathlon 2017 at Denver this fall to showcase their skills in designing an energy-efficient, solar-powered home that can actively support aging residents.

Feb 7, 2017

Seventy-nine cents to the dollar. You’ve probably heard that statistic on the gender pay gap, a longtime wedge issue and soapbox topic for politicians, feminists and celebrities.

Jan 24, 2017

Video-capable toothbrushes and bracelets that show the wearer’s mood may have indicated where the retail market is heading at CES 2017, but a hackathon held during the event’s final days could generate unexpected benefits for one municipality and at least two teams of winners.

Jan 19, 2017

With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year.

Jan 3, 2017

Throughout January, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino will collect donations for Las Vegas Business Academy in honor of National Mentoring Month.

Dec 21, 2016

On most class projects, students are concerned with their grade. At the Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition, engineering students at UNLV also are concerned with winning cash and maybe even getting their project on the market.

Dec 9, 2016

Less than two weeks from graduation, some UNLV students seem a bit more prepared for taking on the challenges of the real world.

Dec 2, 2016

UNLV received a $1.4 million federal grant to research the design, construction and maintenance of future high-speed rail projects, U.S. Sen Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, announced on Thursday.