Student Engineers Take Third in NASA Rover Challenge

AACT-UNR Rover team 2015

A team of students from the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology recently competed in the second annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The team finished third overall in the High School Division—Obstacle Course with their sophisticated rover machine. The students posted the fastest vehicle […]

Giant Fish Expert to Speak at UNR: Details Here

College of Science researcher Zeb Hogan holds a small, 110-pound Jau, or gilded catfish, in the Rewa River in Guyana. He is the next speaker in the Discover Science Lecture Series at the University of Nevada, Reno set for Thursday, May 7. He will talk about his adventures traveling the globe to find, study and protect the world’s largest, and often endangered, freshwater fish. Photo courtesy of Zeb Hogan.

University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan, an aquatic biologist and host of the Nat Geo WILD “Monster Fish” show, will speak at UNR Thursday, May 7, 2015. He will talk about his travels and work studying and protecting giant fish — fish that weigh more than 200 pounds. This event is free and open to the public. School-aged children […]

Moana Nursery Hosts Seminars Throughout May


SOURCE: Moana Nursery May 2: Beginner’s Guide to Bountiful Tomatoes and Their Cousins Join Plant Doctor and horticulturist Jon Bruyn to learn how easy it is to successfully grow and enjoy (harvest) tomatoes and other complementary warm season vegetables in the high desert. He’ll discuss varieties and proper care throughout the season. This presentation is […]

Students Re-envision Taxi Cab Ad Designs

TD North Valleys High School

EDAWN’s Non-Profit Foundation and the Washoe County School District announced at a press conference today, that North Valleys High School and Nancy Gomes Elementary School were selected as winners of the “Design a Taxi-Top” competition. School representatives, students, families, and teachers and were also present at the event to share in the honors. The schools […]

Fraternity at UNR Hosts Conference on Sexual Harassment, Alcohol Abuse

The brothers of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (NAK) at the University of Nevada, Reno

The brothers of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (NAK) at the University of Nevada, Reno will host an internal conference this Saturday, May 2 at the Joe Crowley Student Union on sexual harassment and alcohol abuse prevention & awareness, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Numerous NAK alumni are leading the organization of this […]

Nevada Heritage Foundation now accepting applications for Continuing Education scholarship

Continuing Education Award to benefit post-secondary agriculture students SPARKS, Nev. – The Nevada Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship, an award that enables students with an interest in agriculture to purse their degrees. The application deadline is July 1, 2015. Students currently enrolled in either traditional or non-traditional post-secondary […]

Wildfire Awareness Month Events Begin May 1, 2015

Ed Smith, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist and co-manager of the Living With Fire Program, advises homeowner Jenny Herz. Photo by Theresa Danna-Douglas, UNR.

Cooperative Extension urges Nevadans to prepare their homes for wildfire University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is coordinating efforts among agencies and organizations to participate in Wildfire Awareness Month throughout May. The theme of year’s events is: “Improve Your Odds—Prepare for Wildfire!” The message is geared to stress advance preparation so that a home’s ability to […]

Facebook Marketing Workshop To Teach Basics, Best Practices: Get Details Here


Facebook is arguably one of the most powerful marketing tools in existence, but starting promotions on the world’s largest social network can be daunting. A three-hour workshop is being held May 15, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop covers Facebook marketing basics, including: How to set up a business page Understanding post types […]

TEDxReno Scheduled for October 2, 2015, Speakers Sought


TEDxReno, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, is spreading big ideas in Reno and beyond at its third annual day of talks. This year’s theme “Reno’s Resurgence.” The event will feature a roster of local and nation speakers. It’s being held at the Lear Theater at 528 West First Street on Friday, October […]

Douglas High School Student to Compete at National Poetry Out Loud Competition

Poetry Out Loud winner Dominique Groffman

Douglas High School senior Dominique Groffman will compete at the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C. on April 28 and 29. Groffman is one of 53 finalists from a pool of more than 360,000 selected to compete at the national level. Groffman was named Nevada’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Champion at the […]

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