For higher education students, DRI provides a learning environment strongly focused on collaborative, interdisciplinary research. DRI faculty members participate in Atmospheric and Hydrologic Science academic programs with the University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Nevada State College. Students conduct their research at DRI while earning their degrees through the universities.
DRI is also committed to Nevada's K-12 education system and the professional development of its teachers. DRI emphasizes "teaching the teachers" so they can bring real world knowledge back into their classrooms.
Students in the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program study dynamic meteorology, atmospheric physics, mesoscale modeling, fire weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry and instrument development.
Consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Hydrology and Hydrogeology.
The Water Resources Management Graduate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues leading to a M.S. degree.
GreenPower supports Nevada’s preK-12 educators in science-based environmental education by providing free tools, resources, and curriculum. As advocates for science-based environmental education, GreenPower aims to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the earth’s environment, preservation of diverse ecosystems, and responsible resource management.
Educational programs at Storm Peak Lab include graduate field work in Atmospheric Sciences, the Geoscience Research at Storm Peak (GRASP) program providing field research experiences for diverse undergraduate students, and a 5th and 6th grade weather and climate program.
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
Expanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.
DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.