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$12,576,50
AWARDS RECEIVED IN FY 2020
2,754
Students
84.9%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2019 student cohort

What's Happening

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May. 4, 2021

Jackie Phan reflects on her many years at UNLV and what inspires her as she pursues her Ph.D. in biochemistry.

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Apr. 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Mar. 31, 2021

UNLV alumna shoots for the stars and lands at NASA and Los Alamos.

Mar. 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Mar. 4, 2021

A "minus 80" freezer keeps the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine well below zero, but it was a mistake UNLV got it in the first place.

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HiPSEC

High Pressure Science and Engineering Center

The High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) is supported by the DOE-NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliances. HiPSEC is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of faculty, staff and students of the Physics and Astronomy , Geoscience, Chemistry and Engineering Departments.