In The News: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Science & Technology Research News
October 31, 2019

Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but those patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable — and useful in designing advanced materials.

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
April 9, 2019

The Las Vegas Aviators’ first pitch at the opening night of the new Las Vegas Ballpark will be thrown by a 9-year-old local girl.

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.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2019

A group of UNLV freshmen took home an award at CES this month as part of Beasley Media Group’s inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon.

January 18, 2019

Space is a hostile environment. Most of the hostility is inherent — a void cannot itself be accommodating to humans, and the projects that do sustain human life in orbit do so by creating tiny livable pockets, encased in proverbial tin cans. That space could be a vector for other threats became clear from the dawn of the space race.

January 7, 2019

A high school marching band drummer is now rocking out with a 3-D printed hand.

November 20, 2018

The Henderson City Council is expected to proclaim Nov. 20 as Hailey Dawson Day.