College of Sciences News
The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.
Current Sciences News
A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.
College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Travis Huxman: Being a Rebel means having the courage to take a seat at any table.
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV’s reintroduction effort keeps leopard frog species off the endangered list.
Libby Hausrath is one of just 10 scientists selected for NASA’s returned sample science team; will help decide which samples return to Earth from Mars 2020 mission.
Studying rocks from space replaced this geoscience professor's original career choice of being an astronaut.
Sciences In The News
How far away is “safe”?
A professor at UNLV is presenting data obtained from a NASA space mission in the form of music.
Outer space might be silent, but if planets could sing their tunes could tell us a lot about how they formed. At least that’s the theory of UNLV researcher and astrophysicist Jason Steffen, who turned data on thousands of distant worlds into chord progressions that may indicate how they have changed since their births.
Geoscience professor Libby Hausrath is one of 10 scientists chosen by NASA to select and analyze soil samples from the Mars 2020 mission set to launch in July.
If there was ever life on Mars, UNLV researcher Elisabeth “Libby” Hausrath will be one of the first to know.
One of the major objections to nuclear energy has been the problem of radioactive nuclear waste. Although we have the capability to reprocess about 95 percent of the spent nuclear fuel from a reactor, the amount of highly radioactive waste that remains is nevertheless substantial. And that waste needs to be stored for hundreds of thousands of years before the toxic isotopes decay to a safe level.