The national push for more education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics began a few years ago. In 2007, Nevada ranked low in the number of science and engineering degrees that were awarded.
UNLV students recently took home first and second place at the Reynolds’ Cup Tri-State competition. It’s a contest where business and engineering students work together on inventions, and it’s the first time UNLV has ever won.
Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy has called it the most complicated construction project in the country. It claimed its first victim yesterday when 44-year-old Thomas Turner was killed by a stream of grout and rock under high pressure.
Two UNR scientists have created a system that helps the blind navigate through buildings. How does it work? And what other applications does it have? A Dutch scientist tells how us how robotics, Second Life, and a cell phone can make it all possible.
Imagine bolting a battery and electric motor to your car, and automatically converting it to a hybrid. That's just one idea on display when UNLV engineering students present their latest inventions at the 2012 Senior Design Competition.
Last August West Career and Technical Academy opened with 750 students in grades 9 and 10. The school was the last magnet high school planned from a 1998 bond issue. And it focuses on engineering, health and environmental subjects. Six students join us to tell us about their school.
The idea was simple - make solar panels cheaper and easier for third-world countries to use - but it won them $5000 and an international prize. Three UNLV engineering students took home first place at a design competition sponsored by the United Nations and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.