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Awards received in FY 2017
1st year retention rate of Fall 2015 student cohort

What's Happening

signage that says "research"
Mar. 21, 2018

UNLV research administrators on creating an environment to connect faculty from different disciplines.

woman hidden in lab equipment
Mar. 16, 2018

Take a peek inside UNLV's Surface and Interface Characterization lab, where a global team is using massive machines to improve the microscopic performance of sustainable energy technologies.

Fruit flies in a plexiglass container.
Mar. 15, 2018

UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.

UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith
Mar. 13, 2018

How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.

rough diamond crystal
Mar. 9, 2018

Scientific analysis of diamond impurities - known as inclusions - reveal naturally forming ice crystals and point to water-rich regions deep below the Earth's crust.


In The News




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.