Here are brief highlights of some of the many great things our institutions are doing to help build a New Nevada.
- Students – More than 600 student veteran visits were logged at the Truckee Meadows Community College Veterans Resource Center during fall semester, from students stopping in at the Center, to meeting in committees or being involved in new programs and workshops. New this year are two programs – the Veteran Leadership Academy and a student veteran mentoring program.
- Faculty & Staff Awards – Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Regents’ Awards and to University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sarah Cowie. She was recently named one of 105 Presidential Early Career Award recipients for Scientists and Engineers by President Barack Obama.
- Research – Scott Abella, of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is researching how large-scale solar projects impact the desert environment with the Nevada EPSCoR Solar Nexus project. Abella is one of five new faculty hires funded by the NEXUS project. The objective in supporting such positions is to develop expertise within NSHE to investigate the confluence of renewable energy, water, and the environment and help further the economic development, workforce development, and education relating to solar power in the state.
- Community – The College of Southern Nevada, in partnership with Women’s Alliance and MGM Resorts International, recently hosted the Status of Women Conference. Live-streamed on the web, the conference featured presentations and discussions on sex trafficking, domestic violence, and empowering women through education.
- Upcoming Event – Camelot opens March 15 at Great Basin College in Elko. GBC’s theatre program is producing this timeless classic with a live orchestra through March 19. General Admission tickets are $20 and $10 for students and seniors.
Thanks for reading and please have a wonderful weekend!