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$11,104,91
Awards received in FY 2017
2,909
Students
78.1%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2016 student cohort

What's Happening

A photo showing red flowers blooming at sunrise with mountains in the background as well as a photo of a student smiling at the camera in front of a lake.
Aug. 17, 2018

Hop on over to this Instagram account for a biologist’s take on science and art.

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Jul. 12, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Jul. 3, 2018

As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.

two stars in space
Jul. 2, 2018

To go further and faster than anything before, the Breakthrough Starshot mission will rely on unproven technology.

Two students practice swordfighting
Jun. 14, 2018

From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.

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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.