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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 17, 2023

Beyond being passionate about researching climate change and its environmental impacts — Marie-Odile Fortier is unobjectively enthusiastic about educating others on the complex topic.

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Campus News | January 10, 2023

Liaisons assist with the successful daily operation of campus buildings by keeping communication lines open between occupants and Facilities Management.

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Boyd Law and the College of Fine Arts at UNLV produce a documentary about Windsor Park homes built over geologic faults and facing long-term subsidence problems.

Hoover Dam
Campus News | December 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

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Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

Engineering In The News

Insurance Journal
January 30, 2023

Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan.

Associated Press
January 27, 2023

Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan.

Las Vegas Sun
January 26, 2023

Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multivehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 21, 2023

A North Las Vegas man who was arrested on a reckless driving charge in July, moments after police had cited him for reckless driving and sent him on his way, is behind bars again. This time he’s accused of trying to run over a state trooper in a stolen car.

Las Vegas City Wire
December 31, 2022

University of Las Vegas engineering students recently competed on creating practical solutions to engineering or computer science challenges, the university said in a news release.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 20, 2022

Graduate students celebrated as they received their diplomas at UNLV's winter commencement on Monday.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

February 5, 2023
Gabson Baguma (Civil and Environmental Engineering) emerged the best Graduate Poster Presenter with an award of $600 at the Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) conference held in Reno on Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2023.
January 27, 2023
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has published a book titled, Modularization: The Fine Art of Offsite Preassembly for Capital Projects (ISBN: 978-1-119-82471-8) with Michael Kluck at KBR through the publisher Wiley. The book is for both graduate students and practitioners in the construction industry who wants to…
January 18, 2023
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "The Dictator’s Dilemma and the 'Sovereignty of Cyberspace' Delusion," in the January 2023 issue of IEEE Computer.
December 14, 2022
Assistant professor H. Jeremy Cho (Mechanical Engineering) has received the NSF CAREER award for his project, "Continuous atmospheric water harvesting through gels." This award for $596,487 will support research on atmospheric water harvesting for five years through a UNLV-developed hydrogel membrane design. Atmospheric water harvesting is a way…
December 12, 2022
Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV faculty members with a record of excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development, career training, and educational journey. OUR awards one…
December 9, 2022
Kennedy Wharton (Engineering) is the recipient of the Leading by Example Award for being a returning peer mentor who went above and beyond to serve mentees and fellow peer mentors in tthe Peer Mentoring program. The program is part of the First-Year Experience under the office of vice provost for undergraduate education.