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Current Engineering News

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

UNLV instructor at computer talking to two students
Business and Community | May 23, 2019

UNLV teaming with DRI, UNR to offer K-12 teacher trainings this summer; training at UNLV scheduled for May 28-June 1.

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People | May 15, 2019

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

Red event program for Senior Design Competition with electrical device in background
Business and Community | May 8, 2019

Nearly 40 student-created engineering projects provide technological solutions to real-world problems; prototypes on display May 9 at Thomas & Mack Center.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Patrick Messimertesting a the strength of a 3d printed piece of material.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant is as curious as he was in the third grade — only now he's an undergraduate researcher.

Engineering In The News

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.

Las Vegas Sun
June 19, 2019

The construction of a solar plant that would send power to Nevada, Arizona and California is receiving pushback from some environmental groups.

CBS Baltimore
June 11, 2019

After years of throwing baseballs, eight-year-old Hailey Dawson made history as the first person to throw out the first pitch at every MLB stadium, the National Baseball Hall of Fame said.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 28, 2019

A company called Informatica says it plans to support 25 STEM students chosen for scholarships with support for all of their educational pursuits. The first part of that promise was kept this week as they awarded those students with $1,000 scholarships to attend ID Tech, coding camps hosted by UNLV, which start the first week of June and go through the entire summer.

Occupational Health & Safety
May 21, 2019

Workers at the Yucca Mountain Project in Nevada could be exposed to potentially serious respiratory and radiation hazards if the long-planned High Level Nuclear Waste repository is revived and advanced by Congress, two presenters explained in an education

Hotel Management International Magazine
May 15, 2019

Within what remain quite niche circles, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding blockchain technology's potential to revolutionise the hospitality sector, with some even christening it "a new internet for the travel industry" with the potential to end online travel agency (OTA) ascendancy. Will Moffitt speaks to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, and academics in an effort to separate hype from reality and asks how close we are to seeing mainstream implementation.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

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...
June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.
June 20, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences), along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...
June 13, 2019
Darrell W. Pepper (Mechanical Engineering) was selected to be a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society) rewards excellence in scientific research and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among scientists.
June 12, 2019
Blake Hament (Mechanical Engineering), a doctoral student and research assistant at UNLV’s Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL), was named the 2018 University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hament works with Lincy Professor for Unmanned Aerial Systems Paul Oh (Mechanical...