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UNLV Students Envision the Efficient Smart Home of the Future with Amazon’s Alexa

Posted: January 20, 2017

With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year. 

Seven Successes of UNLV’s First CES

Posted: January 20, 2017

The whole world's going smart, but microwaves are somehow still dumb. Leave it to three UNLV students to find a way to adapt the humble microwave into a connected system, so you can nuke your food the 21st century way. 

Ernesto Zamora Ramos- Boundless Possibilities

Posted: January 20, 2017

Our very own Ph.D candidate, Ernesto Zamora Ramos, was selected as the 5 UNLV stories of hope and good cheer.

Ernesto Zamora Ramos saw his first computer when he was seven. It was in his elementary school classroom in Cuba. The size of a large TV, and with no internet access, the computer was slow and outdated.  But to him and his classmates, it was something new and amazing.

“Other kids were happy playing a few games. But I wanted to know how it worked,” he reflects.

UNLV engineering students have multiple motives in design contest

Posted: January 20, 2017

On most class projects, students are concerned with their grade. At the Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition, engineering students at UNLV also are concerned with winning cash and maybe even getting their project on the market.

Projects are presented each semester. Twenty-five were presented this time around, including an efficient UNLV parking solution, a 3-D room scanner, a weld-inspection robot for roller coasters, a system for removing the chemical element Selenium from the Las Vegas Wash and a super splint.

Faculty Opportunity Awards Update: A Message From the Acting Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Posted: January 18, 2017

The Division of Research and Development has been proud to offer the UNLV Faculty Opportunity Awards Program on an annual basis for the past five years. However, because the division is considering restructuring the program, including the frequency with which related funding is distributed, the Faculty Opportunity Awards will not be available this year.

The division will announce when this funding may be available to faculty again at a later time.

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program - Application Due Feb 1

Posted: January 17, 2017

Another great nationally competative opportunity is coming up: The Leadership Alliance hosts their Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR‑EIP) introduces students to the world of research-based careers by providing hands-on research experiences in all academic disciplines – in the biological sciences, the physical sciences, math and engineering, the humanities and social sciences. These invaluable summer research experiences take place at the country’s top institutions.

Become an In-Class Aide (paid student position)

Posted: January 17, 2017

Solar Decathlon team seeking Photographer and Web Developer/Coder

Posted: January 17, 2017

Honors College Alumna and current Lead Interior Architect for UNLV's Solar Decathlon 2017 Team, Brenda Tena, is looking for Honors students who could serve in the following two positions: 

Become a Youth Ambassador for No Kid Hungry

Posted: January 17, 2017

An Honors College alumna, Ilya Rosales, is looking for a student to serve as Youth Ambassador through the No Kid Hungry program though Three Square. This grant-funded position is an excellent way to gain experience while serving a vital need in our community. 

Please review the attached responsibilities and qualifications. You can direct questions to Ilya Rosales at [email protected]

Congressional Internship Opportunity

Posted: January 17, 2017

NOTE: Honors College does not endorse any political candidate. We simply alert students to internship opportunities as they are made known to us. 


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