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Current Engineering News

UNLV mechanical engineering student Alexandrea Washington poses for a portrait in the Engineering Building courtyard
Campus News | August 12, 2020

Alexandrea Washington to create soft robotic platform capable of traversing extraterrestrial terrains.

A man stands in front of Greenspun Hall with his arms folded
Campus News | August 6, 2020

As shutdowns threatened internships, various programs and employers have found creative workarounds for students to gain crucial workplace experience.

The exterior of the Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex
Campus News | July 17, 2020

Donations aimed at pandemic relief, and longer-term endowments, create stability in an increasingly economically unstable environment.

UNLV student with engineering building in background
People | May 28, 2020

Engineer’s research on improved flood control for Las Vegas led to a flood of research publications and a bright future.

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Research | May 28, 2020

Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.

Lied Library at UNLV
Campus News | May 19, 2020

As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.

Engineering In The News

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.

The Nevada Independent
July 10, 2020

More than a dozen construction and public works projects, including a $20 million advanced engineering building at UNLV, would be scaled back or canceled under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s plan to plug the massive $1.2 billion gap in the state budget.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

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...
June 16, 2020
Saba Nikkhah Manesh worked with Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized by Horrocks Engineers in an interview about the poor participation of women and the gender wage gap in the construction and engineering industry. The construction industry is one of the largest job providers in the United States, but...
June 11, 2020
Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, along with Moses Karakouzian and Mehrdad Karami (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and joined by Mohammad Aghababaei of Washington State University, published a review paper, "Water on Mars—A Literature Review," in the latest issue of the journal GALAXIES. Their article was featured on the...
June 10, 2020
Cameron-Keokolo Tabion (Computer Science) has received a 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award to complete a summer research project at UNLV with a student employment award of $6,000. An undergraduate, he has been working at DataX Lab, directed by professor Mingon Kang, and he will continue his research this fall semester with...
June 8, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Critical Success Factors and Enablers for Facility Design Standardization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying...