Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

March 23, 2018
The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that four of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, and graduate rate performance. The programs recognized are: Civil Engineering- #89 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering- #144...
March 14, 2018
Jennifer Grim (Music) and Michael Genova (Entertainment Engineering & Design) recently received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Fine Arts.
March 13, 2018
Sajjad Ahmad (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), is this year's recipient of the College of Engineering's Distinguished Researcher Award. Among his many accomplishments, there are 38 peer-reviewed journal papers, 53 conference proceeding, and numerous scholarly publications in national and international journals. Furthermore, his work has provided the opportunity to participate as keynote speaker in China, Canada, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Australia. In the last five...
March 12, 2018
Jeremy Smallwood (Astronomy), Sara Black (History), Tyler Stalbaum (Mechanical Engineering), and Cheryl Anderson (Anthropology) are the recipients of this year's Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards. Each year the college gives four awards — within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM. This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Jeremy Smallwood, master of science, astronomy, for  “Secular Resonances during Main-Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence...
March 9, 2018
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering), Debra Martin (Anthropology), and Gabriele Wulf (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) have been selected as UNLV's 2018 Distinguished Professor Award recipients. The awards recognize professors for their teaching and scholarship as well as their service to the community, the university, and their profession. Winners are selected by a committee of their peers. As part of the honor, each recipient receives a $5,000 addition to his or her base salary. The winners...
February 7, 2018
Edward Friesema (Computer Science) is one of seven winners of the HEROx CubeSat Challenge  put on by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is charged with manning, training, and equipping the various Special Operations Component Commands of all the Armed Forces. The challenge sought global ideas on how to advance CubeSat capabilities. Friesema, a graduate student, was awarded $5,000 for TweetSat: Civilian communications in a crisis. He worked with computer science...
February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of...
February 5, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) and Brendan Tran Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) co-authored “Concept Analysis of Dietary Biculturalism in Filipino Immigrants within the Context of Cardiovascular Risk,” which appeared in the “Nursing Forum” of the Wiley Online Library during October 2017. The findings indicate a need to develop culturally appropriate interventions for Filipino immigrants that target consumption of unhealthy food.
October 2, 2017
Lauren Galloway (Sociology), Jillian Socea (Life Sciences), Kimberly Stevens (Psychology), and Monia Kazemeini and Sogol Pirbastami (both Mechanical Engineering) have been chosen to receive the fall 2017 Southwest Travel Awards. Recipients of the awards receive a round-trip travel voucher from Southwest Airlines to allow them to travel to a conference or workshop related to their studies. Doctoral student Galloway will present at the Stardom, Fandom, and Celebrity Conference in Fort Worth,...
September 22, 2017
President Len Jessup on Sept. 14 announced UNLV’s inaugural Top Tier Award recipients during his State of the University Address: Alisha Kerlin, interim director of the Barrick Museum of Art; Jefferson Kinney, associate professor of psychology; and Kwang Kim, Southwest Gas professor of energy and matter.   Kerlin leads museum interdisciplinary programs, scholarship, and community outreach. Kinney focuses on collaborative research in behavioral neuroscience with students and the Cleveland Clinic...
September 6, 2017
Laurel Raftery, Andrew Andres, Ai-Sun "Kelly" Tseng, and Boo Shan Tseng (all Life Sciences), and Hong Sun (Chemistry & Biochemistry), have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant to purchase a multiphoton fluorescence imaging system titled "MRI: Acquisition of a High Speed Multiphoton Laser-Scanning Microscope for Research and Training at UNLV." Raftery is the principal investigator, while Andres, Sun, Tseng, and Tseng are co-principal investigators....
August 11, 2017
Caleb Green (Law) recently received the Cultural Diversity Foundation Scholarship award. Currently a Boyd School of Law student, Green, '15 BA Computer Science, is a former McNair Scholar. He continues to excel academically while giving back to the university and the community. He has participated in the law school's community service program and has helped create a pro bono service project that conducts legal research for the public defender’s office on proposed legislation. He serves as...