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Aug 14, 2017

Heather Wilde is CTO of both ROCeteer and TWIP. In this exclusive interview, Wilde shares with TechNewsWorld her insights on how women can get ahead in tech, offering pearls of wisdom like this one: "Don't just stick with the girls."

Aug 14, 2017

A gender gap persists in science, technology, engineering and math, a problem that researchers say could begin to be understood and then solved through research. U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., has introduced two pieces of legislation to address the issue. The Building Blocks of STEM and Code Like a Girl acts both seek to fund research into early childhood STEM education.

Aug 10, 2017

If slow and steady wins the race to the future, UNLV is gaining on the competition. Here are three ways the university’s tech-savvy students and faculty are making a difference.

Aug 10, 2017

Most summer-break stories involve dayclub meanderings, close encounters of the inebriated kind and too much Netflix. But UNLV architecture and engineering majors Nasko Balaktchiev and Adam Betemedhin’s summer story will be about building a fully functional, 990-square-foot solar house.

Jul 21, 2017

Every year, the Valley roadways see preventable fatalities involving young people. The UNLV campus had displayed a crash caused by impaired driving. The visualization is meant to bring awareness to the consequences of teens driving impaired.

Jul 17, 2017

While 3D printed prosthetics are good at helping people complete simple tasks like holding a pen or opening a door, we’ve also seen some special 3D printed prostheses for use in activities like playing an instrument, running, or playing sports, like baseball. 7-year-old Hailey Dawson, who is missing the three middle fingers on her right hand, wants to show people that kids with handicaps like hers can still have great lives and enjoy normal activities. You may ask how exactly she plans to do this, and the answer is pretty interesting – by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for every Major League Baseball (MLB) game.

Jul 13, 2017

Teachers and students from across the Clark County School District are looking toward the future of STEM education with a six-week crash course underway at UNLV. The program consists of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), which run concurrently at the university.

Jul 10, 2017

A little girl born with a rare disease is on a quest to throw the ceremonial first pitch for every Major League Baseball team as she sets out to prove that children can live extraordinary lives despite their handicaps or physical deformities.

Jul 5, 2017

Jelani Allen wasn’t the only valley resident who made the trip to the “American Ninja Warrior” tryouts in Kansas City, Missouri. But 24-year-old Kevin Brekke was the only one who showed up already a winner.

Jun 19, 2017

It won’t show up in the box score, but let the margin on the feel good portion of your scorecard show the initial battery for the June 11 baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park consisted of Dawson, H. and Harper, B.

Jun 12, 2017

Once again, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon, a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.

Jun 12, 2017

In Las Vegas before the start of Spring Training, Bryce Harper met seven-year-old Hailey Dawson, who was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare birth defect that left her without the three middle fingers on her right hand. Dawson owns a 3D-printed hand because of it, and yet she still asked to throw out the first pitch at a Nationals game this season.

Jun 5, 2017

Those dreaded orange traffic cones signaling roadway and infrastructure projects are the bane of Southern Nevada motorists. But for Angela Castro, the ubiquitous signs of traffic delays represent jobs, economic development and an investment in the long-term health of the valley.

May 23, 2017

The Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition is the showcase event for undergraduates from the Howard R. Hughes School of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The biannual competition began in 1992 and encompasses all engineering disciplines, including electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.

May 15, 2017

Demand in the cyber security field is relentless, but no one seems to want to do it the job. In fact, in Las Vegas, the lack of cyber security specialists has been a problem for a long time.

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.