UNR Establishes New Minor for College of Engineering
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has combined the studies of robotics, computer science and mechanical design by establishing a minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) in the College of Engineering. A UAS is defined as a high-tech, intelligent machine capable of traveling by air, land or sea without a human crew on board. The school expects the minor, which researchers, professors and students at UNR have been involved with for some time, to contribute to economic growth and workforce development as well as spearhead the effort for an interdisciplinary center for UAS in Nevada.
Nevada Celebrates 150 Years as a State
This year’s Nevada day, October 31st will mark the beginning of Nevada’s sesquicentennial celebration. On October 31st, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union of the United States of America. A special committee, Nevada150, has been formed to plan a year-long celebration of the 150th birthday of the Silver State. Plans include community based and signature events, exhibits, a new license plate and a signature medallion made from Nevada silver.
DRI Green Boxes Return to Classrooms in Nevada
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) has revitalized its science box program from the early 1990’s and renamed it “Green Boxes”. The science kits provide educators with free resources and two to three weeks worth of instruction on topics including water conservation, renewable energy systems and recycling. The boxes are available through DRI’s “GreenPower School” program and are currently available for grades 2-5 and 9-12. DRI is preparing over a dozen additional topics that will be made available to grades K-12 and will be distributed to public, private and home school classrooms in Nevada.