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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 President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

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

man viewing a display at student competition
Campus News | May 3, 2022

More than 50 student teams are competing for cash prizes in this battle of innovation.

illustration of two alums
People | April 27, 2022

Doa Meade Ross and Colby Pellegrino are two grads tackling water issues in Nevada.

professor and student during research presentation
People | April 26, 2022

Through research and advocacy for her students, engineering professor Jacimari Batista helps address Nevada's natural resources issues.

illustration of woman surrounded by mountains and lake with mermaids
People | April 26, 2022

A journey over the Hoover Dam set the stage for alumna Camille Touton, now serving at the highest levels of government, to dedicate her life to protecting the nation’s waters.

UNLV student canoeing in Lake Mead
Campus News | April 25, 2022

Regional competition challenges schools to engineer concrete canoes, test them at Lake Mead.

Engineering In The News

May 6, 2022

It’s been months since the state reported that in 2021, traffic deaths were the worst they’d been since 2006.

Nevada Business
May 6, 2022

UNLV student teams showcased their innovative solutions to real-world challenges during the Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition at the Thomas & Mack Center on May 5, which returned live for the first time since 2019.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 5, 2022

UNLV students create real-world solutions in engineering competition

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 31, 2022

It’s a typical Thursday afternoon and the calendar is full.

Las Vegas Sun
March 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report recognized 23 UNLV programs, including 13 from the William S. Boyd School of Law, in its annual list of top graduate and professional schools.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 30, 2022

It’s happening far more often than most Nevadans realize.

Engineering Experts

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An expert in traffic and road safety.
An expert in soft robotics and active materials, particularly nanomaterials.  
An expert in mechanics and manufacturing.
An expert in electrical and computer engineering, solid state sensors, devices, physics, and modeling of devices and photonics. 

Recent Engineering Accomplishments

May 11, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) is the author of an article "The QAnon Phenomenon: The Storm Has Always Been Among Us," which has been published in the current issue of IEEE Computer. The article explains how QAnon uses social media effectively to spread disinformation and achieve opinion creep.
May 9, 2022
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) delivered a presentation at the Modular Buillding Institute (MBI)'s 2022 World of Modular Conference in San Anotonio, Texas, last month. The presentation included some of research findings on innovative technology and approaches for modular construction, including but not limited…
April 30, 2022
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) and Dong-Chan Lee (Chemistry) are inventors of a patent, Fabricating Ionic/Polyimide Membranes with its issue number, US 11,312,851, recently granted by the , the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   
March 31, 2022
Meena Ejjada (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected for the prestigious 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Chemistry. This year's council has selected 600 most qualified young scientists from 91 countries to participate from June 26 to July 1 in Germany. As a young scientist attending this meeting, Ejjada will…
March 21, 2022
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and his research on modular construction were featured in episode 38 of "Inside Modular" (the Podcast of Commercial Modular Construction) by Modular Building Institute (MBI).  
March 16, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has written an article, "A Collapsing Academy, Part III: Scientometrics and Metric Mania," that appears in the March issue of IEEE Computer. This is the third installment of a six-part series written by Berghel that describes the challenges and threats that face higher education today.