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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

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumnus Parker Hill learned the importance of diving right into any and all problems during Senior Design.

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People | December 6, 2020

An interest in Lego and science, and an introductory class at UNLV, led one-time potential graphic design student Iani Batilov to civil engineering.

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumnus Noe Santos says getting involved at UNLV was his key to securing lasting employment.

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People | December 6, 2020

Miles Buckner, who came to UNLV after 12 years in civil engineering, learned new tricks through Senior Design Competition.

Engineering In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 11, 2021

Two UNLV engineering students won the university’s senior design competition last month with a timely project — a microwave for COVID-19 disinfection.

Voice of America
December 16, 2020

In this episode we will explore the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Due to its location in the city nicknamed “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” students at UNLV have the unique opportunity to study the hospitality and entertainment industries in their own backyard - Las Vegas. In addition to having a Digital Experience Lab focused on entertainment design, and a robotics lab using virtual reality to guide robots to new heights, UNLV is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a “very high research activity” R1 public research university. Get ready to experience the University of Nevada, Las Vegas!

The Nevada Independent
December 3, 2020

With every spring and fall semester comes an inevitable uptick in hastily changed majors. Faced for the first time with a career-defining choice, it’s not unusual for college students to find themselves eye-to-eye with a field that, for one reason or another, is not for them.

KNPR News
November 24, 2020

Two UNLV students and a UC Berkley graduate have created a new way to purify indoor air, which is increasingly important during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nevada Independent
August 25, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the nation’s colleges and universities in a matter of days in mid-March, it scattered students and forced a chaotic switch to remote learning for the thousands now displaced by the virus.

Business Insider
August 5, 2020

Geisel Software, a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm, and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The award will support the development of a solution that will allow for collaborative mobility and manipulation in a heterogeneous robotic environment.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

January 14, 2021
Robyn Raschke (Accounting), Pushkin Kachroo (Electrical Engineering), and Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), along with Orie Berezan (California State University Dominguez Hills) and Shaurya Agarwal (University of Central Florida) recently had their interdisciplinary paper, "The Digital Self and Virtual Satisfaction: A Cross-...
January 11, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, published a paper, "Relationship between Commissioning and Start-Up Success Factors Achievement and Performance in Capital Projects," in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ...
January 6, 2021
Euiseong Ko and Mingon Kang (Computer Science) are co-authors on a new article, "Prediction of Alzheimer’s disease-specific phospholipase c gamma-1 SNV by deep learning-based approach for high-throughput screening," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The publication is achieved by the...
December 4, 2020
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), and Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science) provide an analysis of voting on Question 1 and its consequences for higher education reform in their recent commentary piece "The Geography of Higher Education Reform" appearing in the Nevada Current.
November 30, 2020
Sue Wainscott (Libraries) was awarded the 2020 Ann Koopman Science-Technology Community Achievement Award by the Science-Technology Community of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). This award is reserved for those recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to the SLA Sci-Tech Community and to STEM librarianship...
November 23, 2020
Angela Chen (Finance) and Justin de Leon (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) placed second out of 14 teams in the Sherwin-Williams Marketing Design Competition with the digital marketing plan they created and presented. Chen is a junior in the finance program at the Lee Business School. De Leon is a junior in civil engineering...