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Current Mechanical Engineering News

UNLV instructor at computer talking to two students
Business and Community | May 23, 2019

UNLV teaming with DRI, UNR to offer K-12 teacher trainings this summer; training at UNLV scheduled for May 28-June 1.

Decorated UNLV mortarboard with students in background
People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Red event program for Senior Design Competition with electrical device in background
Business and Community | May 8, 2019

Nearly 40 student-created engineering projects provide technological solutions to real-world problems; prototypes on display May 9 at Thomas & Mack Center.

Patrick Messimertesting a the strength of a 3d printed piece of material.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant is as curious as he was in the third grade — only now he's an undergraduate researcher.

Research | April 16, 2019
UNLV’s Research & Creative Honors Program provides undergraduates with unique opportunities that prepare them for graduate studies.
Greg Lull leans against a wall
People | February 7, 2019

UNLV grad brings an engineering mindset to his role as chief marketing officer for Credit Karma

Mechanical Engineering In The News

Las Vegas Sun
June 19, 2019

The construction of a solar plant that would send power to Nevada, Arizona and California is receiving pushback from some environmental groups.

CBS Baltimore
June 11, 2019

After years of throwing baseballs, eight-year-old Hailey Dawson made history as the first person to throw out the first pitch at every MLB stadium, the National Baseball Hall of Fame said.

Occupational Health & Safety
May 21, 2019

Workers at the Yucca Mountain Project in Nevada could be exposed to potentially serious respiratory and radiation hazards if the long-planned High Level Nuclear Waste repository is revived and advanced by Congress, two presenters explained in an education

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 7, 2019

Inventor and businessman Elon Musk is one of several space entrepreneurs who is pushing for a permanent human presence on Mars. But a venture across millions of miles of hostile space is not only expensive but would be incredibly dangerous.

Nevada Today
April 16, 2019

The Robotics Academy of Nevada - a new statewide professional development program funded by Tesla's K-12 Education Investment Fund - is being developed by the Desert Research Institute, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno. Facilitated by DRI's Pre-K-12 STEM education and outreach program, Science Alive, the new academy will launch this summer in partnership with the Colleges of Engineering at Nevada's research universities in Reno and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 6, 2019

The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved a land deal with a developer who was convicted of tax fraud more than a decade ago.

Recent Mechanical Engineering Accomplishments

June 20, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences), along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...
June 13, 2019
Darrell W. Pepper (Mechanical Engineering) was selected to be a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society) rewards excellence in scientific research and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among scientists.
June 12, 2019
Blake Hament (Mechanical Engineering), a doctoral student and research assistant at UNLV’s Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL), was named the 2018 University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hament works with Lincy Professor for Unmanned Aerial Systems Paul Oh (Mechanical...
June 7, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...
March 8, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) along with co-authors Mark Callis Sanders and Marshall Tuten (Slippery Rock University) have published an opinion commentary in the journal Trends in Technical and Scientific Research titled “Over Fossil Fueled: The Fundamentals for a Low-Carbon Diet." Their commentary highlights a few of the challenges,...
February 12, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and Mark Callis Sanders are co-authors of a paper, “Two Roads in a Yellow Wood: Consent or Science Based Siting,” which has been accepted for publication and will be presented at the American Nuclear Society-sponsored International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management 2019 Conference, which will be...