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Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering News

The College of Engineering provides students a solid foundation in several engineering disciplines for a successful career in engineering and computer science.

Current Engineering News

A local Las Vegas high schooler in a yellow shirt participates in an cybersecurity activity on a laptop
Campus News | July 29, 2021

Where to start? At UNLV’s annual GenCyber Camp.

Campus News | July 20, 2021

Faculty from engineering and education team up to teach girls coding, robotics and confidence.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

A device created by UNLV Engineering researchers for a space experiment
Research | May 29, 2021

First-of-its-kind device developed by UNLV for International Space Station experiment will test microgravity and Earth differences in growth and treatment of oral bacteria.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Engineering In The News

Dental Tribune
July 3, 2021

As the saying goes, the sky is the limit. This is true for scientists conducting the first oral health experiment in space to investigate the growth and response of oral bacteria to treatment agents in zero gravity.

Nevada Business
July 1, 2021

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Colleges of Engineering and Dental Medicine have partnered with NASA and toothpaste brand Colgate to determine the effectiveness of oral health products in space.

June 25, 2021

Earlier this month a rocket supplying the International Space Station carried oral bacteria and saliva gleaned from the mouths of 30 UNLV dental clinic patients.

June 24, 2021

UNLV hosts an all-girl robotics summer camp to encourage girls to pursue a career in the STEM field.

June 24, 2021

Toothpaste ads promise smiles that are out of this world. Now UNLV is assisting Colgate-Palmolive to put that claim to the test.

Dental Tribune Italy
June 23, 2021

As the saying goes, "the sky is the limit". This is true for scientists conducting the first oral health experiment in space to evaluate the growth and response of oral bacteria to the agents being treated in zero gravity.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

July 27, 2021
Mahdi Hajiali (Computer Science) will have a new study appear in the Proceedings of the 2021 Computing Conference, a highly ranked conference in the areas of computer science and computing. Collaborators included Mahdi Hajiali, Jorge Ramón Fonseca Cacho, and Kazem Taghva (all Computer Science). The study, “Generating Correction Candidates for OCR...
July 13, 2021
Euiseong Ko and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) are a co-author and a corresponding author on a new conference paper, "PathCNN: Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks for Survival Prediction and Pathway Analysis Applied to Glioblastoma," in International Society for Computational Biology (ISMB), which is a #1 ranked bioinformatics...
July 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) recently received $132,000 in grants from Institute for Information & Communication Technology Promotion in South Korea. The project, entitled “Cultivating of innovative ICT‐based interdisciplinary global talents for AI‐based big data research in microorganism genome,” conducts deep learning-based bioinformatics...
July 8, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was appointed president of the Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association for AY 2021-2022. The association is a membership association consisting principally of Korean and Korean-American construction industry professionals, college and university...
June 30, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the Transportation Research Center) along with Alex Hainen of the University of Alabama, made an invited presentation, “Connected & Automated Vehicle Infrastructure System (CAVIS) Program Development and Deployment: Example in Alabama,” as part of  the "State & Local...
June 17, 2021
Meena Ejjada (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was selected for the 2021 Dave Caldwell Scholarship awarded by the American Water Works Association. The nationwide scholarship established in memory of Brown and Caldwell recognizes a graduate student whose work advances engineering and technology in the drinking water field. The...