In The News: Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2018

When Maria Gerardi met Hailey Dawson while looking for an engineering project to help with her UNLV graduate school thesis, she knew she had picked the right career.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 24, 2018

Hundreds of UNLV engineering students have a chance to launch their careers with a job fair featuring 90 companies Thursday.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 27, 2018

She’s just eight but is inspiring kids and adults across the country. We’ve been following the story of Hailey Dawson on her Journey to 30 and now, she’s completed her mission to throw out the first pitch at each MLB ballpark.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 21, 2018

History was made Sunday afternoon at Angels stadium as 8 year old, Hailey Dawson, achieved her quest to become the first person the throw out the first pitch at all thirty Major League ballparks using her robotic right hand that was made by a 3-D printer.

September 20, 2018

8-year-old Hailey Dawson fulfilled her dream of throwing out the first pitch at every Major League Baseball ballpark.

NBC News
September 19, 2018

Thanks to a 3D-printed hand, Hailey Dawson just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the person to throw out the first pitch in every major league ballpark.