Where education and discovery go hand in hand
In the College of Sciences, discovery and education go hand in hand. Our faculty and students are at the forefront of science, conducting research in various fields including nanotechnology, high-pressure science, renewable energy, nuclear materials, and seismic activity. Our programs focus on enhancing the educational experience by providing practical application opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
Your gift to the College of Sciences will help to fuel academic discovery by our students, research development by our faculty, and will be an investment in a sustainable community now, and for years to come. Your support of the College of Sciences at UNLV helps to shape the future of science.
Did you know? Points of pride in the UNLV College of Sciences
- The College of Sciences attracts more research grants and contracts to UNLV than any other academic unit at the university.
- Geoscientists Libby Hausrath and Arya Udry both have been selected as participating scientists to assist NASA with the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. MIT is the only other university to have two participating scientists selected for the Perseverance rover.
- Physicist Ashkan Salamat, and his partners, have discovered the key to creating room-temperature superconductivity, which will help lead to a more energy efficient future for all of us.
- College of Sciences Alumnus, Matthew Graham (Ph.D. 2012) discovered a new scorpion species in Death Valley and is now serving as Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.
- Alumna Vanessa Sanders (Ph.D 2017) was the first African-American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D in Radiochemistry. Vanessa now works as an assistant scientist in the Medical Isotope Research & Production Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.