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Honors: Edward Friesema
Edward Friesema (Computer Science) is one of seven winners of the HEROx CubeSat Challenge put on by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is charged with manning, training, and equipping the various Special Operations Component Commands of all the Armed Forces. The challenge sought global ideas on how to advance CubeSat capabilities. Friesema, a graduate student, was awarded $5,000 for TweetSat: Civilian communications in a crisis. He worked with computer science professor Evangelos Yfantis.
As his love for Las Vegas grew, this Boston transplant became devoted to developing Downtown.
This alumna’s love affair with UNLV continues through community partnerships.
Aspiring physician Kevin Ashi’s mission to solve global public health challenges is a path paved through life experiences, hard work, and a philosophy built on taking chances.
Drawn to UNLV’s proximity to the Strip, this New-Yorker attended the “Hotel School” because of its industry ties.
Always ready to go the extra mile, this ’97 alumnus incorporates hospitality into his radio gig.
A firm believer in perseverance, this engineering professor hopes to contribute to Nevada’s water conservation efforts.