University of Nevada, Reno College of Education Assistant Professor David R. Johnson has always been interested in finding out why people do the work that they do. A sociologist of work and organizations, Johnson spent eight years researching what the emergence of a profit motive in the production of knowledge means for the work of academic scientists.
David Audretsch, one of the most well-known entrepreneurship researchers in the world, will be giving a talk that is intended for students, entrepreneurs, and the general public on November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The title of Audretsch’s talk is, “Have We Oversold the Silicon Valley Model of Entrepreneurship?”
Julie Robinson is someone who really has her head in the clouds, or better yet even higher, the stars. She is the chief scientist for the International Space Station, a University of Nevada, Reno alumna and the next speaker for the Discover Science Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 9. This lecture is ideal for people who find themselves looking up into the stars, heading to a hospital or considering a career in public service.
New, existing and relocating technology companies are making Nevada home in both metro and rural areas, bringing innovation across the board. So far, specific technology clusters have not developed. Nevada is seeing everything from bioscience to construction and telecommunications to entertainment. “In a lot of cities you have a sector that’s doing well or a place where it’s mostly big companies or all start-ups,” said Dave Archer.
The bridge deck swayed, cracks circled the support columns and, in 20 seconds, the earthquake ended, and the bridge settled to a stop. Damaged, but still standing, the 100-ton, 70 foot long bridge was sitting on three large shake tables in the University of Nevada, Reno Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, the first large-scale bridge model to test five principles and techniques of accelerated bridge construction combined in one bridge model.
The University of Nevada, Reno received funding to begin drilling geothermal test wells this fall in the final phase of a multi-year research project to refine exploration strategies and reduce the risks in developing new geothermal systems capable of producing commercial electricity in Nevada’s Great Basin.
The University of Nevada, Reno on August 2 unveiled development of a new, user-driven, high-performance computing cluster that will boost research capacity and better support the latest research applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, computational biology and neurosciences, bioinformatics and big data.