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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

unlv solar decathlon team during construction
Campus News | April 20, 2021

Multidisciplinary student team overcame 2020 pandemic obstacles and competition delays to win first in the operations and presentation categories, and second place for innovation and energy.

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Business and Community | April 15, 2021

From the Solar Decathlon to student scholarships, Commercial Roofers helps students rise to demands of challenging field.

Portrait of Professor David James, Civil and Environmental Engineering
People | April 12, 2021

Longtime civil engineering faculty member David James takes a look back at how UNLV and Southern Nevada have changed over the last 30 years

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

a student wearing a face mask, hard hat and safety vest operates a table saw
Business and Community | March 26, 2021

After pandemic delays, about 50 students on Team Las Vegas gear up for UNLV's third showdown in the international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition.

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Campus News | February 10, 2021

New interdisciplinary degree looks at long-term solution to thwarting cybercrimes

Engineering In The News

Fast Company
April 20, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge show how to build energy-efficient housing in extreme climates—the kinds of conditions climate change will only make more prevalent.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2021

A UNLV team took third place in a U.S. Department of Energy challenge to design and build a home powered by solar energy.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
April 19, 2021

The UNLV team took home third place in the Solar Decathalon, the US Secretary of Energy announced on April 18 during a virtual ceremony.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
April 19, 2021

UNLV Solar Decathlon team to learn results of international competition as they came in 3rd place.

KNPR News
April 19, 2021

Las Vegas City Council voted last week to explore the idea of a multibillion-dollar, 19-mile mass-transit system that a private company wants to develop for Charleston Boulevard.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 25, 2021

A proposed solar project in Southern Nevada’s Moapa Valley would be the state’s largest if built, but opponents are saying, “not in my backyard.”

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Nazanin Minaian (Mechanical Engineering) received the Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication Best Student Paper Award: second place for her paper, “Continuing the Investigation of the Sensing Response of Ionic Polymer-metal Composites: Effects of Geometry and Orientation” (11586-5) from SPIE Smart Structures + NDE 2021. Minaian is a PhD...
April 21, 2021
Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center) and Laura Gryder (Medicine) were interviewed by NextCity.org about their involvement in the creation, implementation, and assessment of Ped SAFE, a Southern Nevada pedestrian safety educational class offered by the Vulnerable Road Users Project to individuals cited for pedestrian law violations in lieu...
April 21, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with colleagues at the George Washington University and the Iowa State University published a paper, "Recipes for Standardized Capital Projects’ Performance Success" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by American Society of Civil...
April 19, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil Engineering and Transportation Research Center) was interviewed by Joe Schoenmann of KNPR about a mass transit initiative proposed along Charleston Boulevard in the city of Las Vegas. The segment aired earlier this month as part of KNPR's State of Nevada.  
April 12, 2021
Alexander Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering), Artem Gelis (Chemistry), and Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave recruitment presentations and answered questions about corresponding nuclear-related programs at the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference last week. UNLV is among the 11 top-tier universities invited to have university...
April 9, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with colleagues at the George Washington University and the Iowa State University published a paper, "Exploring the Benefits and Tradeoffs of Design Standardization in Capital Projects," in the Engineering, Construction, and Architecture Management...