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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.

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.