Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

February 12, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and Mark Callis Sanders are co-authors of a paper, “Two Roads in a Yellow Wood: Consent or Science Based Siting,” which has been accepted for publication and will be presented at the American Nuclear Society-sponsored International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management 2019 Conference, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in April. Their paper considers the dynamics of consent-based and scientific-based siting approaches and their impact on...
January 31, 2019
Jee Woong Park and doctoral student Sayan Sakhakarmi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a journal, titled "Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events," in the journal of Safety Science.  This work was collaborated with Park's past post doctoral researcher, Chunhee Cho, currently a faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  
January 28, 2019
Janet Dufek and Daniel Lidstone (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia and Jessica DeBerardinis (both Mechanical Engineering) authored “Electronic Measurement of Plantar Contact Area During Walking Using an Adaptive Thresholding Method for Medilogic Pressure-measuring Insoles.” The study sought to develop an adaptive-threshold method using pressure-measuring insoles that can improve the accuracy of the measurement of plantar tissue contact area during walking, and...
January 18, 2019
Numerous UNLV Students won awards at the Media Innovation Hackathon sponsored by the Beasley Media Group in collaboration with UNLV at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Student teams aimed to generate potential commercial products. Winners include: First Place: Converting Radio Waves to Energy. Matias Allieti (Mechanical Engineering), Yuria Mann (Computer Science), Kristine Monsada (Computer Science), Ricardo Rodriguez (Computer Science), and Erick Serrano (Computer Science)...
December 7, 2018
Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently received the best paper award for their paper, "Machine Learning for Real-time Safety Condition Assessment of Scaffolds," at one of the most reputable conferences in construction research, the 35rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. Sakhakarmi is a Ph.D. student.
December 6, 2018
Andreas Stefik (Computer Science) and his Quorum Programming Team of graduate and undergraduate students received the Computer Science Teachers Association and Code.org’s distinguished Expanding CS Opportunities Award during Computer Science Education Week. The award was given by Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and recognizes Stefik’s work on creating the Quorum programming language. Quorum is an evidence-oriented language for blind and visually impaired...
November 1, 2018
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and her husband, Mark Callis Sanders, are co-authors of a conference paper, “Low Doese Radiation: The Million Worker Study — Findings, Implications, Challenges and You," which will be presented during the International Nuclear Law Association XXIII Nuclear Inter Jura Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from Nov. 4-8, 2018. Their paper seeks to sift through the Million Worker Study (MWS) findings, determine the implications to radiation ...
September 21, 2018
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was awarded $189,945 by the National Science Foundation for her project “RII Track-4: Advanced Techniques for Assessing Toxicity and Chemical Uptake in Plants in Water Reuse Solutions.” The project aims to study the effects in food, water, and health that result from the chemical disinfection of alternative water supplies. In addition, research studies will be conducted over two summers at George Washington University developing comprehensive...
September 21, 2018
Ryan Sherman and Jee Woong Park (both Civil and Environmental Engineering) in collaboration with structural engineer Erol Kalkan received $299,782 from the Nevada NDOT Research Program for their project, Galena Creek Bridge Health Monitoring Instrumentation. Their project aims to design a permanent structural health monitoring system on the Galena Creek Bridge in Washoe County that is capable of measuring structural response to traffic, wind, seismic, and thermal loadings.  
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson  Classified Dedication Award -  Monica McNeely...
September 12, 2018
Charlotta E. Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and her husband, Mark Callis Sanders, are co-authors of a paper, "A World's Dilemma ‘Upon Which the Sun Never Sets’:  The Nuclear Waste Management Strategy (part II): Russia, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere,” which has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Nuclear Energy. Part II is the continuation of a set of papers detailing nuclear waste management strategies from an international legal and technical perspective, and covers...
September 7, 2018
Brian Hedlund, Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng (both Life Sciences), Dharini Bhammar, Arpita Basu (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Sarah Harris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) participated in the annual statewide Nevada-INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno last month. The faculty members, supported by NV-INBRE, presented lectures on their research. Additionally, nine UNLV undergraduates presented posters highlighting their...