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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

woman sitting outside
People | September 15, 2022

Even after relocating to Phoenix, engineering alumna Lisa Freestone continues to prove a loyal, active, and generous Rebel.

Sam Sokalzuk works on object/people recognition for cars.
Campus News | August 10, 2022

NSF-funded program welcomes undergraduates from across the nation to UNLV for hands-on experiences alongside top faculty.


Community members participate in Teen Driver Safety Day.
Campus News | July 18, 2022

A mock crash, 911 audio, emergency response, presentations from a trauma surgeon and fatality team investigators, and more are part of free July 26 event for teen drivers.

transit center at night
Campus News | July 13, 2022

The immersive experience for high-achieving students aimed at solving urban planning issues.

group of students around electrical board
Campus News | June 24, 2022

Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of Strip entertainment venues, investigations of “smart hospitality” systems, and hands-on engineering project

classroom of young students
Campus News | June 15, 2022

GenCyber Camp already is reaping rewards by turning high school participants into UNLV computer science majors.

Engineering In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
September 14, 2022

After dropping more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead has made a bit of a comeback in part thanks to the August monsoon season.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 14, 2022

After falling more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead got a bit of a bump thanks in part to the August monsoon season.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
August 10, 2022

It was a deadly Tuesday morning for pedestrians in the Las Vegas Valley, with three dead and a fourth seriously injured in four separate incidents.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 9, 2022

It was a dangerous Tuesday morning for pedestrians in the Las Vegas Valley with three killed and a fourth critically injured in four separate crashes.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
July 26, 2022

Las Vegas-based startup Halo.Car this week launched a ride-hailing service that allows customers to rent cars piloted by a remote driver, who operates the vehicle from the Halo.Car office.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2022

Las Vegas-based startup Halo.Car launched a transportation service this week that allows customers to rent cars piloted by a remote driver, operating the vehicle from Halo.Car’s office.

Engineering Experts

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

September 29, 2022
Federick Ngo (Higher Education) and Jaekeun Cho (Engineering, Higher Education), published a study titled, "The Effect of In-State Tuition on International Student Enrollment: Evidence from the Heartland," in the Journal of Student Financial Aid. The study examined a unique policy in Minnesota that allowed colleges and universities to offer in-…
September 20, 2022
The Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has recognized Hal Berghel (Computer Science) with the designation of Charter Member of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor program for 2022. This program, introduced in 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the IEEE Computer Society, "showcases…
September 9, 2022
Miles Boulton (Engineering) has recently been elected to serve on the Administrative Faculty Committee. 
September 6, 2022
Paul La Plante (Computer Science) was awarded a three-year, $707,955 grant from the National Science Foundation titled, "Collaborative Research: Exploring Reionization and the Cosmic Dawn through Cross-Correlations." The goal of this grant is to improve our understanding of the first stars and galaxies in the universe, and combine data from…
September 6, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) was a senior author on a recently accepted paper titled, "Improving Fashion Attribute Classification Accuracy With Limited Labeled Data Using Transfer Learning," in the 21st IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA'22). 
August 24, 2022
The National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program awarded Levent Atici (Undergraduate Research), Sarah Harris (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Eduardo Robleto (Life Sciences), and Kurt Regner (Life Sciences) a Research Infrastructure Improvement grant in the amount of $999,955 for the project titled "Enhancing the Transition of COVID-19…