Ideas. Innovation. Every Day.

UNLV's students are already developing ideas to make our lives better. Listen to their pitches in this video series produced by University Communications.

  • How Do We Harvest the Bits of Energy Around Us?

    UNLV engineering student Angusman Roy explains his team's senior design project — a small device to harvest little bits of energy from the soil and the sun. The energy is stored in "super capacitors," which have a sensor and transmitter and can collect large amounts of data. Such a device could help researchers collect data in the field without the use of batteries. Team members: Sean Crippen, Eduardo Olivares, Yelthin Orochena and Angusman Roy.

  • What Would the Ideal Desert Home Look Like?

    UNLV is one of 20 university teams worldwide competing to build an energy-efficient home in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The team already designed and developed construction plans, detailed design spreadsheets, and computer software analysis for their home. It will begin constructing the home this spring. Team member Iani Batilov points out key the home's features during the College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition.

  • What Can We Do to Conserve Water in the Dorms?

    A team of UNLV engineering students came up with an idea for reclaiming the water from the bathrooms and kitchens in the UNLV residence halls. Listen to the pitch that team member Joseph Marsalla made during the College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition.

  • Engineering a Mean Fastball

    UPDATE: Hailey has reached her goal and finished her #Journeyto30! More info: https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/eight-year-old-hailey-dawson-completes-her-journey-30 Hailey Dawson throws a powerful fastball. Armed with her UNLV-built "Robohand," this amazing 7-year-old threw out the opening pitch at Game 4 of the World Series. UNLV’s College of Engineering faculty and students teamed up to design and produce a 3-D printed, robotic hand that enabled Hailey to grab, grasp, grow, and throw. Due to a rare condition called Poland Syndrome, Dawson was born without a right pectoral muscle. We're helping to bring national attention to solutions for other children with Poland Syndrome. Donate here: https://rebelraiser.unlv.edu/project/7661 Learn more: https://www.unlv.edu/engineering/haileyshand Follow along with Hailey's journey: Twitter @haileys_hand Instagram @haileys_hand

  • 2017 Year-in-Review

    Looking back at 2017, President Len Jessup (2015-2018) recalls the inspiring accomplishments of our student body, faculty, and staff.

  • UNLV in Focus: Oprah Book Club, Pollen Monitoring, and Supercomputing (February 2018)

    A recap of events in February. Including: - Black Mountain Institute fellow Tayari Jones featured in Oprah's Book Club - Pollen Monitoring Program tracks pollen year round - Altair software agreement improves access to UNLV's supercomputer More info: unlv.edu/news

  • Organ Regeneration Research

    New research into the process of cell and organ regeneration is being conducted by Dr. Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng and her lab at UNLV's School of Life Sciences. More info: www.unlv.edu/news

  • Hailey\'s #Journeyto30

    UPDATE: Hailey has reached her goal and finished her #Journeyto30! More info: https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/eight-year-old-hailey-dawson-completes-her-journey-30 Hailey Dawson throws a powerful fastball. Armed with her UNLV-built "Robohand," this amazing 8-year-old is well on her way to throwing out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark. UNLV’s College of Engineering faculty and students teamed up to design and produce a 3-D printed, robotic hand that enabled Hailey to grab, grasp, grow, and throw. Due to a rare condition called Poland Syndrome, Dawson was born without a right pectoral muscle. We're helping to bring national attention to solutions for other children with Poland Syndrome. Donate here: https://rebelraiser.unlv.edu/project/7661 Learn more: https://www.unlv.edu/engineering/haileyshand Follow along with Hailey's journey: Twitter @haileys_hand Instagram @haileys_hand