Summer Engineering Research/Internship abroad -Dresden, GERMANY – Call for Applications 2019

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TU Dresden, Germany
Scholarships for a Research Experience
May – August 2019 (4 – 12 weeks)

TU Dresden is one of 11 universities of excellence in Germany: strong in research, offering
first-rate programs with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and
society. TU Dresden is home to a large variety of research centers and institutes, covering
virtually every academic discipline.

Program Details:
• This summer internship program offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the
opportunity to gain cutting-edge research experience in a wide variety of scientific fields.
Participants will work with doctoral students, scientists or professors as part of on-going
research projects at TU Dresden.
• Scientific fields: Engineering Sciences, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences
• Working language: English
• min. 4 weeks – up to 12 weeks in the period between May and August 2019

• Monthly scholarship of 800 € to cover the following costs: accommodation (approx. 250
€/month), cost of living (approx. 450 €/month), health insurance (approx. 80 €/month), accident and
personal liability insurance (approx. 20 €/month), semester fee (including ticket for public
transport) 260 € per semester; TU Dresden charges no tuition fees
• 600 € travel subsidy (one-time payment)

Application documents:
• Nomination for the program by your home institution’s exchange coordinator / nomination letter
• Letter of motivation naming the institute or chair, in which s/he wishes to carry out his/her
• Transcript of Records
• CV

Application Deadline:
14th January, 2019

Contact and further information:
International Office

Get a first impression of Dresden:

Scholarship to study in Chongqing, China this coming spring semester!

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Looking for something different to do next semester? Grab an engineering friend and head to China for a semester!

Chongqing University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has offered our College of Engineering a scholarship to study civil engineering this coming Spring 2019.

The scholarship will cover:

on-campus accommodation (double room)

comprehensive medical insurance;

monthly living allowance (3000RMB per month, apx $438US)

–         Eligibility

Students who apply for this scholarship shall be “exchange students” nominated by UNR College of Engineering.

The applicant will study Civil Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University.

The applicant’s nationality must be United States.


Deadline to apply: 15thNovember, 2018

 See Julia McMillin if you are interested!

SEM 131C

Chemical & Materials Engineering Seminar ~ 10/9 from 1 to 1:50 pm in WRB 2003

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Chemical & Materials Engineering Seminar

Friday, November 9, 2018
1:00-1:50 p.m. – WRB 2003

Dr. Wesley Frey – McClellan Nuclear Research Center

Presenter Bio: Dr. Wesley Frey is a California Central Valley native who graduated from the UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering program with a BS. After completing his BS, Dr. Frey completed his MS and PhD at Oregon State Universi-ty. His primary focus during his graduate work was simulating radiation detection systems using Monte Carlo tech-niques. Dr. Frey remained at Oregon State University for a couple of years after graduating as a faculty instructor. After this he returned to California to work as a health physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator. Upon leaving Stan-ford he joined the UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center as the Radiation Safety Officer and has since assumed the role of facility director. The Center is home to a 2.0 Megawatt Training Research Isotope build by General Atomic (TRIGA) nuclear reactor. The reactor is the newest nuclear reactor in the United States and the third most powerful university operated research reactor in the country. His educational interests include the teaching of health physics and a reactor operator training program for UC Davis students. Dr. Frey is currently the PI of the Nautilus Program, an Office of Naval Research STEM education and outreach program for Sacramento Area high school students. His re-search interests include radioactive isotope production, neutron activation analysis, neutron radiography, and radio-logical measurements made for decommissioning and decontamination purposes. Dr. Frey is a board certified health physicist.

Seminar Abstract: Assuming a leadership role in an organization can be a daunting and intimidating experience. This is especially true when becoming the director of a nuclear reactor that is 4 million dollars in debt and processes thousands of explosive devices per year. This seminar is intended to provide a transferable methodology to students as they move forward in their careers and assume leadership roles within scientific organizations. Detailed technical capabilities of the McClellan Nuclear Research Center will be discussed as well so that students and faculty can deter-mine if the facility can be utilized for their research efforts.

Time permitting, a short lecture will be given that analyzes the legally accepted, but scientifically flawed methodology for calculating health effects in the United States caused by the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima Prefecture in March of 2011.

ATTN: Engineering Graduate Students

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Dear Engineering graduate students,

Every year, Dean of Graduate School (Dr. David Zeh) meets with GSA representatives in order to have a discussion about graduate students needs, issues, or areas of improvement in each college.

As the representatives of graduate students at the College of Engineering, we try to be your voice in the GSA council. We hereby request all CoEN graduate students to please let us know of any issues you might have faced while pursuing your studies at UNR, or suggestions for department improvement. These can be related to unfair or inequitable treatment by employees or staff, space limitations, campus experiences such as food services, fitness center, parking, etc.

Your inputs will be greatly appreciated and will help Graduate School to move forward with better programs and policies and to provide welfare among all UNR graduate students. You are always welcome to contact us with your suggestions or concerns at the two following email addresses. However, in order for us to talk about your issues in the upcoming meeting with Dr. Zeh, please send them to us by October 31st.

3 new undergraduate renewable energy courses offered in Spring 2019 – Must be junior and senior level

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Dear students,

We are writing you to make you aware of 3 new undergraduate renewable energy courses that are being offered in the Spring 2019 semester in the College of Energy through the Nevada Institute of Sustainability. You must be a junior and senior student to register and are eligible to count as electives for your degree program (with advisor’s approval). Each of these courses has a graduate level section that has been offered for several years. I’ve attached the general syllabi (without dates) of the three courses so that you can review the course content.

So, why might you be interested in taking an online renewable energy courses?

The online Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate (GREC) program was initiated 7 years ago in Spring 2012 and includes nine 600-level online courses. Upon significant interest shown by undergraduate students, these courses have now been modified to include 400-level sections. These courses investigate the topic of renewable energy from several multidisciplinary and related perspectives, including science, policy, engineering, community, and business. The benefits our students typically identify include:

  • Discussions, interactions and building connections with working professionals from all over the world
  • Highly rated online instructors and academic content
  • Flexible online format

The online renewable energy courses offered in this upcoming Spring 2019 semester for undergraduate (and graduate) students are:

  • ENGR 400/600 Alternative Energy Fundamentals introduces the student to alternative energy and public policy, including policy formulation, implementation, and socioeconomic factors of energy production and consumption. It also includes an overview of engineering principles, including fundamentals of thermodynamics and an introduction to alternative energy power systems. This course is the recommended pre-requisite for the other renewable energy courses.
  • ENGR 440/640 Principles of Sustainability for Business Application focuses on learning the principals of sustainable development and applying them in both technical and business decision making.  It covers the basics of sustainable development as well as practical applications from both a technical and economic perspective.  The goal of the course is to introduce students to sustainable development as a framework in such a way that can empower them as managers and leaders.
  • ENGR 470/670 Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy surveys the characteristics, distribution and energy potential of geothermal resources, both worldwide and in Nevada, and emphasizes the geologic foundations for such systems. The course includes the study of: (1) geologic controls on distribution and nature of geothermal systems; (2) the main types of geothermal systems and how energy is harnessed using current technology; and (3) potential geothermal resources that may provide useful energy with emerging technology. This class will concentrate on how geology impacts the character, size, and design utilization of geothermal energy resources.

For more information about the GREC program, visit Please contact me (, 775-682-7774) if you have any questions about the above courses.

Pizza Fundraiser for Nevada AIChE – 11/2 from 5:30-10 pm – RSVP by 10/30

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Pizza Fundraiser for Nevada AIChE!

Everyone is invited to join Nevada AKhE to eat pizza for a good cause.
We are raising money so that ALChf members can afford to travel to an American Institute of
Chemical Engineers Conference this spring. Every purchase made during this fundraiser will directly
help a student attend the conference!

You Must RSVP (Preferably before Oct. 30)

The Details

Who: Anyone! Please invite friends and family

Where: Pizza Reno (26 W 2nd St. Reno, NV)

When: Friday November 2, 2018 5:30 pm- 10:00 pm

How to RSVP: Visit and click “commit to eat.”

SWE Tesla Tour – 10/30 1 to 3:40 pm – RSVP Today

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SWE Tesla Tour

10/30 1-3:40 pm

Tour Gigafactory 1 and participate in a panel with women at Tesla

30 spots available

RSVP by 10/26 to to reserve a spot

BMES General Meeting 10/18 4-5pm in HREL 109/110

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BMES General Meeting

10/18 4-5 pm HREL 109/110

Proposed Water Treatment Tour:

Friday, 10/19 at 10:30am OR

Monday, 10/22 at 10:30am OR

Tuesday, 10/23 at 4pm

Help us choose which one! All are welcome!

Contact Grant Spurgeon at or come to our next meeting!


ANS Nuclear Science and Technology Internship Workshop – Tonight 6-7:30 pm at SEM 234

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ANS Nuclear Science and Technology Internship Workshop

10/17 6-7:30 pm at SEM 234

All Majors Welcome- FREE Pizza and drinks

LinkedIn Training sponsored by ASME-Comstock Section-All are welcome

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LinkedIn Training For Anyone

October 16th, 2018 MIKC 104

LinkedIn Training

In today’s environment of social media, it is important to manage your online profile.  In this seminar, you will be introduced to how one can manage LinkedIn profiles to present what potential employers are looking for in a professional and concise manner.  The training will cover the following tabs:

* Home * My Network * Jobs * Messages * Notifications * Me (Profile) * Work *Premium Services

In addition, we will cover how to vet invitations, who to invite into your circle, resumes (profiles), and related social media such as Facebook.  This is a high-level introduction designed to get you get started and avoid common mistakes.  LinkedIn training is the primary focus of this meeting and the training is open to anyone.

ASME-UNR/ASME-Comstock Meeting

After the LinkedIn training, which we expect to be over by 7:00 PM, there will be a meeting of ASME-UNR and ASME-Comstock members to discuss student concerns.  Interested individuals are welcome to remain.  This second meeting will present students with an opportunity to ask questions about ASME and professional societies in general.  We expect the primary topics to revolve around why students should join ASME and what the local ASME-Comstock chapter can do to augment what UNR already provides.

Where:             Room 104 in the Knowledge Center

When:              Tuesday October 16th, 2018.  We have the room reserved from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

You will not need to bring a computer, but please feel free to do so if you wish.  Attendees are welcome to attend both or either event.  We are tentatively limiting attendance to 24.

Please RSVP to Joel Blumenthal at


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