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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 | May 23, 2019

UNLV teaming with DRI, UNR to offer K-12 teacher trainings this summer; training at UNLV scheduled for May 28-June 1.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Business and Community | May 8, 2019

Nearly 40 student-created engineering projects provide technological solutions to real-world problems; prototypes on display May 9 at Thomas & Mack Center.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Patrick Messimertesting a the strength of a 3d printed piece of material.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant is as curious as he was in the third grade — only now he's an undergraduate researcher.

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Business and Community | April 30, 2019

Solar Decathlon team finishing design work on Desert Bloom house before a year of construction.

Engineering In The News

Occupational Health & Safety
May 21, 2019

Workers at the Yucca Mountain Project in Nevada could be exposed to potentially serious respiratory and radiation hazards if the long-planned High Level Nuclear Waste repository is revived and advanced by Congress, two presenters explained in an education

Hotel Management International Magazine
May 15, 2019

Within what remain quite niche circles, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding blockchain technology's potential to revolutionise the hospitality sector, with some even christening it "a new internet for the travel industry" with the potential to end online travel agency (OTA) ascendancy. Will Moffitt speaks to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, and academics in an effort to separate hype from reality and asks how close we are to seeing mainstream implementation.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 10, 2019

Dozens of UNLV engineering students are hoping to leave their revolutionary stamp on the world of technology. Competitions for the best high-tech gadget are underway right now at the Thomas & Mack Center.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 10, 2019

The meeting rooms at the Thomas & Mack Center were filled Thursday with technological ideas and prototypes worth of the Consumer Electronics Show.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 9, 2019

It is the end of another semester, and for UNLV Engineering students that means they'll be competing for cash prizes with product prototypes they've been designing and building over the past year.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 7, 2019

Inventor and businessman Elon Musk is one of several space entrepreneurs who is pushing for a permanent human presence on Mars. But a venture across millions of miles of hostile space is not only expensive but would be incredibly dangerous.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

April 11, 2019
Sajjad Ahmad (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jun Yong Kang (Chemistry) recently were selected for the Barrick Scholar Awards, which recognize UNLV faculty members who have produced a significant amount of high-quality, interdisciplinary research or creative output recognized by scholars and journals within and outside...
April 4, 2019
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) is the lead author of the article “The Use of Social Media and mEMA Technology in Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users" in The Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. Serafica co-published with Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering). The article reports the results of two approaches to dietary monitoring...
April 1, 2019
Robert Schill (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was awarded a patent for his “Auto-Triggered Methods and Systems for Protecting Against Direct and Indirect Electronic Attack.” Since plasma, at a high enough density, can be used to disrupt a high power electromagnetic pulse or continuous wave, by controlling the density, one could prevent...
March 27, 2019
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the college through continual research and his contributions to the field of water quality and the re-use of potable water. In the last five years...
March 15, 2019
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that three of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni...
March 8, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) along with co-authors Mark Callis Sanders and Marshall Tuten (Slippery Rock University) have published an opinion commentary in the journal Trends in Technical and Scientific Research titled “Over Fossil Fueled: The Fundamentals for a Low-Carbon Diet." Their commentary highlights a few of the challenges,...