UNLV Newsmakers 2022: November | University of Nevada, Las Vegas – UNLV NewsCenter

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.
A robot built by UNLV College of Engineering students and faculty shakes hands with team member Son Tran during a test run ahead of November’s ANA Avatar XPRIZE, a worldwide competition to create a humanoid robot. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
November has come and gone in a flash, but UNLV students and faculty delivered some amazing accomplishments that will long be remembered and have left us with much to be thankful for.  
A UNLV College of Engineering team showed Rebel spirit at an international robotics competition, while Office of Economic Development staff opened a new satellite office to assist underrepresented community members with their entrepreneurial dreams. Faculty experts offered hopeful insight on the region’s and nation’s economic outlook, while university scientists helped explain the marvels of outer space. And the world helped UNLV celebrate and remember the bright light of a late campus icon.
For these stories and more, check out the latest installment of UNLV Newsmakers.
From the E.T. Highway to the massive mines southwest of Elko to the shores of Lake Tahoe and back again, a cohort of Honors College students takes an enervating field trip around the state to see all the weird, wild, and wonderful that Nevada has to offer outside Las Vegas’ borders.
Over 30 inventions addressing real-world problems will be on display Dec. 9 during the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.
As part of the Top Tier 2.0 strategic plan, UNLV introduces a set of core values to help guide future actions and build a more welcoming, inclusive campus environment.


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