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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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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Two students work on a mechanical apparatus
Research | December 3, 2019

Collaboration, confidence-building, and cash prizes are hallmark of product prototype showcase.

A man and a woman stand on a balcony looking down.
People | November 19, 2019

Fellowship recipients getting to the heart of bioengineering

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A man stands at a driving range, with a view of the Las Vegas Strip behind him
People | October 29, 2019

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year is one of the youngest principals among Southern Nevada engineering firms.

Melissa Morris standing in front of Tau Beta Pi marker at TBE.
People | October 28, 2019

After growing up and working on the East Coast, this West Virginia native is bringing her passion for engineering and teaching to UNLV

Engineering In The News

December 19, 2019

The study explored a system that notified workers through vibrations where nearby machinery and vehicles were in operations. The experiment even went so far as to cover the eyes of the participants, resulting in 95% accuracy in completing tasks.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2019

When Mary Bodimer and her husband, John, moved into their Las Vegas rental home in May, they noticed a suspicious patch on the master bedroom’s ceiling.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 6, 2019

It could be described as UNLV’s version of CES, senior engineering students took part Thursday in the Senior Design Competition.

November 27, 2019

Research — there’s no question the UNLV School of Medicine is a true believer in its importance.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 4, 2019

Computer technology has come a long way since photoshop first arrived.

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.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

January 2, 2020
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction has received a $100,000 grant from the National Housing Endowment to start a certificate program in residential construction.
December 16, 2019
Jee Park's (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) research on wearable technology for communicating with construction workers about construction hazards was featured on "Construction Dive."
December 11, 2019
Alex Hoffman (Computer Science) published the article "Moral Hazards in Cyber Vulnerability Markets" in the IEEE journal Computer. The article describes the ethics and economics surrounding the cyber vulnerability market, in which bounties are paid to those who identify and report system bugs. 
November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer...
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are...
September 9, 2019
Kwang Kim and Hui Zhao (both Mechanical Engineering) are the principal investigator and co-principal investigator, respectively, for a $292,932 grant recently awarded to UNLV by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to establish an advanced volumetric particle image velocimetry (PIV) system and flow channel for fluid mechanics research and...