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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

Janine Barrett poses with her 10-month-old daughter, Makenzie on campus.
People | September 16, 2019

Triple-alum Janine Barrett has worked her way up from student worker to executive director of graduate systems & operations at the Graduate College, but says her most cherished role is that of mother.

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Business and Community | July 31, 2019

Engineering professor Juyeon Jo on what it means, and how it’s helping UNLV researchers and educators stay a step ahead in booming field.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

UNLV instructor at computer talking to two students
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.

Engineering In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 6, 2019

The NSHE Board of Regents Friday approved a proposal to allow Nevada State College to raise its GPA requirement for admission from 2.0 to 2.5.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 31, 2019

A new and expensive arms race seems to be heating up. Billions of dollars have already been earmarked for the development of hypersonic systems, including offensive and defensive missiles.

The Nevada Independent
July 9, 2019

Earlier this year, hackers brought the city of Baltimore to its knees. City employees were locked out of even the simplest systems, and email and phone systems were crippled as citizens were prevented from completing transactions such as paying a water bill.

Las Vegas Sun
June 19, 2019

The construction of a solar plant that would send power to Nevada, Arizona and California is receiving pushback from some environmental groups.

CBS Baltimore
June 11, 2019

After years of throwing baseballs, eight-year-old Hailey Dawson made history as the first person to throw out the first pitch at every MLB stadium, the National Baseball Hall of Fame said.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 28, 2019

A company called Informatica says it plans to support 25 STEM students chosen for scholarships with support for all of their educational pursuits. The first part of that promise was kept this week as they awarded those students with $1,000 scholarships to attend ID Tech, coding camps hosted by UNLV, which start the first week of June and go through the entire summer.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

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...
September 4, 2019
Jee Woong Park (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and his doctoral students, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Cristian Arteaga, published a journal paper, "Automated Scaffolding Safety Analysis Strain Feature Investigation Using Support Vector Machines," in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.  
July 10, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Lincy Institute and Computer Science) was a featured speaker at the Informatica World 2019 Conference in May. In her presentation, she spoke about her passion for increasing the number of women in the STEM field, and the importance of prioritizing computer science and STEM education at a young age in order to build and support the...
June 21, 2019
Yang Jiao (Electrical and Computer Engineering) recently presented a paper at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2019 about object tracking in 3D fluorescence volumes. The paper is based on work done by Jiao in collaboration with Mei Yang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Mo Weng (Life Science). This work targets the challenge of 3D...
June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.
June 20, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences), along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...