Accomplishments: College of Sciences

May 24, 2022
Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences) has been awarded a $1,184,175 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine The Genetic Basis of Local Adaptation Across an Island Adaptive Radiation.  The project will combine gene expression, quantitative genetics, and evolutionary genomics analyses to uncover the major gene regions associated with…
May 13, 2022
Ashkan Salamat (Physics and Astronomy) is the joint recipient of The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Grant, along with colleagues Ranga Dias (University of Rochester) and Audrey Grockowiak (CNPEM, Brazilian synchrotron). The project, “Exploring the Limits of High-temperature Superconductivity,” is funded at $1,624,838 for 48 months (of which $…
May 9, 2022
Jason Steffen (Physics and Astronomy) was the lead organizer for a major international conference on Exoplanets (planets that orbit distant stars). The conference took place the M Resort in Henderson, and brought together more than 500 scientists from around the world for a week of scientific talks, discussions, and collaboration.
April 30, 2022
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) and Dong-Chan Lee (Chemistry) are inventors of a patent, Fabricating Ionic/Polyimide Membranes with its issue number, US 11,312,851, recently granted by the , the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   
April 29, 2022
Amanda Ostwald and Arya Udry (both Geoscience) and their collaborators, Valerie Payré (NAU), Esteban Gazel (Cornell), and Peiyu Wu (Cornell) published a paper, “The Role of Assimilation and Factional Crystallization in the Evolution of the Mars Crust”, in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Ostwald is geoscience graduate student, and…
April 28, 2022
Aude Picard, Nader Nabeh, and Cheyenne Brokaw (all Life Sciences) published a research article, "Quantification of Organic Carbon Sequestered by Biogenic Iron Sulfide Minerals in Long-Term Anoxic Laboratory Incubations," in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. Organic carbon preservation in sedimentary environments is a critical process that…
April 26, 2022
David Rice, Jason Steffen (both Physics and Astronomy) and their collaborator, Chenliang Huang from the University of Arizona, published an open-source software package that models the interior structures of rocky and water-rich planets. This code was designed to facilitate the collaboration between UNLV astronomers who study extrasolar planets,…
March 25, 2022
Maria Aladjova (School of Health Sciences Advising Center) and Lae Morales (College of Sciences Advising Center) recently served on a panel of academic advisors at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. They shared their successes and challenges that could be used in the planning process of designing future training activities…
March 24, 2022
Donald Price and Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences), along with a previous graduate student and colleagues from the USDA-ARS in Hawaii and at Eastern Mennonite University, published an article in the March issue of Scientific Reports titled "Phenotypic Disruption of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Production in Hybrids Between Sympatric Species of Hawaiian…
March 21, 2022
Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng (Life Sciences) was quoted in a New York Times article titled Frogs without Legs Regrow Leglike Limbs in New Experiment. Tseng was quoted as an outside expert commenting on the regeneration study.
March 9, 2022
William Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently gave a presentation at the Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) in Dallas. His presentation was on innovations of the UNLV Mathematics Learning Center and the nature, design, and promise of the Corequisite Mathematics initiative for student success in…
March 8, 2022
Jun Yong Kang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been awarded a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the invention “Chiral n-heterocyclic phosphorodiamidic acids (NHPAS) and derivatives as novel bronsted acid catalysts” This invention describes new synthetic methods of novel NHPA organocatalysts, which enable efficient…