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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

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A man stands at a driving range, with a view of the Las Vegas Strip behind him
People | October 29, 2019

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year is one of the youngest principals among Southern Nevada engineering firms.

Melissa Morris standing in front of Tau Beta Pi marker at TBE.
People | October 28, 2019

After growing up and working on the East Coast, this West Virginia native is bringing her passion for engineering and teaching to UNLV

Campus News | October 15, 2019

UNLV residence hall dedicates floor to build camaraderie and serve engineering students with a specialized computer lab.

A UNLV student wearing goggles, and one wearing a hat and glasses, stare at materials in a vice.
Research | September 25, 2019

On-campus lab testing materials for NASA Artemis Program’s Orion spacecraft.

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.

Engineering In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 4, 2019

Computer technology has come a long way since photoshop first arrived.

Science & Technology Research News
October 31, 2019

Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but those patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable — and useful in designing advanced materials.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 24, 2019

For centuries, man has looked into the sky at the red planet and could only wonder at the possibility.

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.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer...
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are...
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...