ANS ~ Tour the McClellan Nuclear Research Center TRIGA Reactor ~ 4/18

Uncategorized No Comments »

American Nuclear Society

Tour the McClellan Nuclear Research Center TRIGA Reactor (Sacramento, CA)

Wednesday, April 18th

Join the UNR ANS Student CHapter for an exciting opportunity to tour the McClellan Nuclear Research Center TRIGA reactor in Sacramento, CA. The Facility house one of the most modern General Electric Training, Research and Isotope Production (TRIGA) nuclear reactors and can be pulsed up to 400 MW power. In addition to the tour of the facility, the staff will provide a rare demonstration of neuron radiography and perform a half-life determination experiment.

Free and open to all majors! Transportation and lunch will be provided, vehicles will leave UNR at 8 am and return around 6 pm. Space is limited, sign up at https;// or email

For questions about this event or American Nuclear SOciety please contact:



Uncategorized No Comments »


ENGR 461–HIGH TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP        Fridays 1:00-3:45PM

This practical, “hands on” course is designed for University of Nevada, Reno juniors and seniors in the College of Engineering who are interested in starting up high tech companies early in their careers or who want to be key contributors in young emerging technology companies after graduation.

Course Description

The course introduces students to the conceptual frameworks, the analytical approaches, the personal understanding and skills, and the actions required to launch a successful technology-based company. Specifically, it addresses the challenges of evaluating new technologies and original business ideas for commercialization, determining how best to implement those ideas in a startup venture, attracting the resources needed for a new venture (e.g., key people, corporate partners, and funding), organizing and operating a new enterprise, structuring and negotiating important business relationships, and leading early stage companies toward “launch velocity”.

Several teaching and learning techniques are used in the course. The primary technique is the classroom discussion by students of real case situations of technology ventures facing a variety of challenges at various stages of their development. Also, students will have the opportunity to practice applying what they are learning during the course to real technologies and how those technologies might be commercialized in new products at startup ventures.

There are no academic pre-requisites for the course.  Juniors and seniors in the UNR College of Engineering are welcome to enroll in ENGR 461 for the fall, 2018 semester.

Course Instructor

Ed Zschau (pronounced like the first syllable of “shower”) has started and led several technology companies in Silicon Valley and in other regions of the United States during the past 50 years as well as heading the $6.5 billion IBM Storage Systems Division in the 1990s.  He was a professor for several years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 1960s and at the Harvard Business School in the 1990s.  Ed created a similar High Tech Entrepreneurship course in the Engineering School at Princeton University and offered that course for thirty-one semesters for a total of more than 1,600 undergraduate students. He continues as a part time researcher and faculty advisor at Princeton.  He has also offered a similar course at the California Institute of Technology. He has been a Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2015.  Ed served in the US House of Representatives representing the Silicon Valley area of California in the US Congress for two terms in the 1980s.  He received his AB with honors in Philosophy from Princeton in 1961 and his MBA, MS (statistics), and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in the 1960s.


Outreach Opportunity ~ Boys & Girls Club STEM Day ~ 4/12

Uncategorized No Comments »

The DeLaMare Library has received an invitation to participate in the Boys & Girls Club STEM Day on Thursday, April 12, 2018. It is an event that is in town, 2680 East 9th Street, 89512. from 4 to 6:30 pm, adding half an hour before and after for set up and cleaning. We will be present with a 3D printer and some lendable tech, probably the VR.

One of our wranglers Aaron, will be there and we are looking for 2 more participants.  There will be many other cool institutions such as the Robotics Team, Lego Club National Weather Station, Mobile Engineering, etc.

If you are able to help out, please contact me at .

ASCE Fundraiser Event – 3/29 at Panda Express ~ 20% of event sales will be donated to ASCE

Uncategorized No Comments »

American Society of Civil Engineers Fundraiser Event

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Where: Panda Express at University of Nevada Joe Crawley Student Union, 1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503

How: In-store: Show paper or digital version of the flyer Online: Enter 246621 in the promo code box during online checkout

20% of event sales will be donated to : American Society of Civil Engineers


SWE Pub N Sub Social ~ 3/30 from 4-6 pm FREE Pizza

Uncategorized No Comments »

Society of Women Engineers Pub N Sub Social

Friday, March 30th, 4-6 pm

Eat FREE pizza and hang out!

1000 Ralston St, Reno NV 89503

EFIT: Deadline to apply is THIS FRIDAY, March 30th!!

Uncategorized No Comments »

EFIT: Deadline to apply is THIS FRIDAY, March 30th!!

The College of Engineering is looking for up to 50  Engineering Pack Leaders for the summer program described below:

Short for “Engineering-Freshman Intensive Transition,” E-FIT is a week- long academic program (August 18-23) designed to increase success for incoming college students. The program offers a glimpse into the University’s rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

Pack Leaders will be responsible for:

  • Mentoring the incoming students -help with homework, advise students on being good students, answer questions about student life and what the college has to offer
  • Helping students navigate campus -take students to/and attend some study and discipline specific sessions with students, have meals with students
  • Running the lab sessions -helping with projects and ensuring safety
  • Grading exams and homework assignments
  • Interacting with the students and being a good role model

You will be compensated $500 for the 5.5 day period plus 1 day of training with meals included. If you are living in the residence halls, you will be allowed to move into your room early.

You must be enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester to be considered for this position.

Please go to the following site for more information and to apply to be a leader:

If you have been a mentor in past years, please fill out the 2018 application.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ann-Marie Vollstedt at

The Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition deadline has been extended to Monday, April 2nd. CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!!!

Uncategorized No Comments »

The Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition deadline has been extended to Monday, April 2nd.


WPR Fundraiser at Raising Cane’s TOMORROW

Uncategorized No Comments »

Join our fundraiser at Raising Cane’s!

Raising Cane’s will donate 20% of our sales from those who present this flyer for:

Wolf Pack Racing

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2175 N. Virginia St. Unit 1, Reno, NV



ANS Presents Dr. David Rodriguez: Electrolytic Reduction of Metal Oxides for Nuclear Applications Fri. 3/30 at 12 PM in AB 106

Uncategorized No Comments »

American Nuclear Society Presents

Dr. David Rodriguez: Electrolytic Reduction of Metal Oxides for Nuclear Applications

Fri. 3/30 at 12 PM in AB 106

Molten salt technology for recycling used nuclear fuel, molten salt reactors, and defense

Dr. Rodriguez earned his M.S. and PhD. In Materials Science and Engineering at UNR. Since 2017, he has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry (C-IIAC) group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He is currently working on projects that focus on the electrolytic reduction of plutonium surrogates and material degradation in molten salts for power producing facilities. Dr. Rodriguez will discuss research being conducted at LANL on improved methods to electrolytically convert oxides to metals, focusing on cerium as a surrogate for plutonium. The electrolytic reduction of cerium oxide has resulted in mixed degrees of success due to side reactions within the molten salt. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) was performed to identify the products of these side reactions and resulted in greater understanding of the system; based on CV results, pre-electrolysis was added, resulting in an improved production of Ce0. When Ce0 is successfully produced by EOR, a large amount of passed charge is required due to various inefficiencies of the process, requiring further optimization of EOR parameters. Strategies to address these issues and target improved yield and efficiency will conclude this talk.

Optimizing and Accelerating MATLAB Seminar ~ 4/4 in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory Auditorium Room 200 at 10 am

Uncategorized No Comments »

Please join MathWorks for complimentary MATLAB seminars on Wednesday, April 4th.   Faculty, researchers, and students are all welcome to attend.

Optimizing and Accelerating MATLAB

Location:  University of Nevada, Reno – Earthquake Engineering Laboratory Auditorium Room 200

DateApril 4, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration and welcome begins at 9:45 a.m.)

To learn more or to register, please visit >>Register


In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate simple ways to improve and optimize your code that can boost execution speed by orders of magnitude. We will also address common pitfalls in writing MATLAB code, explore the use of the MATLAB Profiler to find bottlenecks, introduce our parallel computing tools to solve computationally and data-intensive problems on multicore computers and clusters, and finally talk about tools to automatically translate your MATLAB code into C.

Learning objectives: 

  • Optimizing MATLAB code to boost execution speed
  • Automatically generating portable C code from MATLAB
  • Employing multi-core processors and GPUs to speed up your computations
  • Scaling up to computer clusters, grid environments or clouds

If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Tom McHugh at  or 508-647-7657


WordPress Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio. WPMU Theme pack by WPMU-DEV.

Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in