Nevada’s Knowledge Center is known as the intellectual nexus of the region. It has evolved into a technological marvel that goes beyond a repository for print and electronic information. Join us on Wednesday August 12th and receive a tour of this amazing 295,000-square-foot facility.
While earthquakes of incomprehensible magnitudes — 7s, 8s, and above on the Richter scale — happen only periodically in history, they occur with relative frequency on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Or, at least, simulations of such earthquakes occur. They’re happening in the Nevada Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, which houses the largest shake table array in the United States.
While earthquakes of incomprehensible magnitudes happen only periodically in history, they occur with relative frequency on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Attendees of NCET’s Tech Wednesday at the Nevada Earthquake Engineering Lab will have the rare opportunity to tour the 44,000-sqare-foot facility facility, including the 9,600-sqare-foot test floor.
With $3 million from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Knowledge Fund, the University of Nevada, Reno has established NAASIC, the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, with the goal of creating unique industry-university partnerships to commercialize technologies in autonomous systems. This includes land-based, aerial and stationary robotic systems such as industrial robots, advanced manufacturing systems, driverless road vehicles and underwater robots.
Lithium-ion batteries are not exotic, complicated or big. But if Tesla Motors locates a “gigafactory” here, the lipstick-sized batteries could change Reno’s whole universe. An announcement isn’t expected for months about which among five states would ultimately land the electric car-maker’s battery factory, though Tesla is expected to start breaking ground on two or three spots this summer. If Northern Nevada ultimately wins the factory, the region will need a crash course in “li-ions.”
Dragonfly Energy from the University of Nevada, Reno took top honors recently in 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Award Business Competition. The graduate-level entrepreneurship team won first place and $30,000, UNR’s winning team included students Denis Pharis, Sean Nichols and Justin Ferranto and faculty mentor Matt Westfield. The team also won the 90-second elevator pitch and was awarded an additional $2,000, according to an announcement from UNR.
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