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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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Campus News | October 23, 2020

While navigating the challenges of a global pandemic, UNLV’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter is building a better world through philanthropy.

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People | October 16, 2020

From student worker to full-time employee, Rebecca Paulson says stepping out of her comfort zone has led her forward.

Haroon Stephen stands in front of the Engineering Complex.
People | September 28, 2020

An early adopter of online teaching, this professor understands that technology is both a curse and a blessing.

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People | September 23, 2020

College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Piotr Tomasik has been involved in several startups since his 2009 commencement.

Lexie Ignacio
Campus News | September 17, 2020

First-generation entertainment engineering and design major embraces the Las Vegas experience.

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Campus News | September 16, 2020

Team climbs to new heights in standings at Baja SAE competition in a year where the rubber never met the road.

Engineering In The News

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.

PR Newswire
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.

The Nevada Independent
July 22, 2020

Even after Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Legislature moved to eliminate $25 million in funds meant to kickstart construction of a long-planned building for the UNLV School of Medicine, the company overseeing its construction says groundbreaking could happen at least two months ahead of its February 2021 deadline.

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 14, 2020

The Nevada Legislature will get off to a slow start on Tuesday after lawmakers stayed up late to approve steep construction spending cuts and a one-year waiver of Millennium Scholarship requirements for students negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 10, 2020

The Silver State is set to stall or scrap at least a dozen major construction projects in an ongoing effort to dig out of a $1.2 billion budget hole caused by the coronavirus.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

September 21, 2020
George William Kajjumba (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was selected for the 2020 Dr. Pankaj Parekh Memorial Scholarship awarded by the California-Nevada American Water Works Association. This scholarship was established in memory of Parekh, late director of water quality at the Los Angeles department of water and power, who passionately...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past...
September 10, 2020
Robert Beohm (Mechanical Engineering) authored a chapter, "Large Scale Solar Power, Hydrogen Developments, and Building Applications of Solar," that appears in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) published Solar Energy Applications book, edited by K.R. Rao. Published earlier this year, it is the first volume in the new ASME Press...
August 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues at Louisiana State University published a paper, "Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery," in the International Journal of Industrialized Construction. 
August 10, 2020
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) prepared a report for the United Kingdom's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, which is now available in the public domain. The report explores feasible processes for accelerating implementation of a geological disposal facility  in the United Kingdom. The report includes recommendations for...
June 25, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected as an associate editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’s Journal of Management in Engineering. The journal presents contemporary issues on management and leadership for civil engineers. It is one of the top journals in the area of construction...