Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

November 23, 2020
Angela Chen (Finance) and Justin de Leon (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) placed second out of 14 teams in the Sherwin-Williams Marketing Design Competition with the digital marketing plan they created and presented. Chen is a junior in the finance program at the Lee Business School. De Leon is a junior in civil engineering at the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. Their diverse backgrounds are a testament to the importance of marketing in every industry. Jack...
November 3, 2020
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) and Ji Yoo (Medicine) were awarded a pilot grant, "Predicting an Inpatient’s Risk of Benzodiazepine and Opioid Overdose" from The Mountain West Clinical & Translational Research Infrastructure Network program (MW CTR-IN). The interdisciplinary team will develop a deep learning model to predict risk scores of benzodiazepine and opioid overdose using electronic health records. In addition, Kang and Henry Sun (DRI) were awarded an infrastructure grant, "Pattern-...
October 28, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues Yong-Cheol Lee and Pedram Ghannad of  Louisiana State University published a paper, "Prioritizing Postdisaster Recovery of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Multiagent Reinforcement Learning," in the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Management in Engineering.
September 21, 2020
George William Kajjumba (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was selected for the 2020 Dr. Pankaj Parekh Memorial Scholarship awarded by the California-Nevada American Water Works Association. This scholarship was established in memory of Parekh, late director of water quality at the Los Angeles department of water and power, who passionately dedicated more than 40 years of his life to ensuring safe drinking water and to protecting public health. Only one award is presented per year to...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past occurrences where "the system has failed to condemn the mistreatment of women in the workplaces it oversees." Cheche is pursuing a major in political...
September 10, 2020
Robert Beohm (Mechanical Engineering) authored a chapter, "Large Scale Solar Power, Hydrogen Developments, and Building Applications of Solar," that appears in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) published Solar Energy Applications book, edited by K.R. Rao. Published earlier this year, it is the first volume in the new ASME Press Book Series on Renewable Energy.  Boehm is one of 15 experts from academia, NASA, and practicing professionals from the U.S., Europe, China, and India...
August 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues at Louisiana State University published a paper, "Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery," in the International Journal of Industrialized Construction. 
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 developing a three-phased siting program. The three phases are designed to provide relevant information to host communities in a timely manner and sustain...
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 engineering management.
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 still struggles with insufficient interest and participation from underrepresented demographic groups, including women. Saba, an engineering intern at...
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 journal's cover.
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 the support from the Nevada INBRE program.