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.
DRI Educational Programs
Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program
Students in the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program study dynamic meteorology, atmospheric physics, mesoscale modeling, fire weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry and instrument development.
Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences
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.
Water Resources Management Graduate Program
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.
The GreenPower Program supports non-fossil fuel energy demonstration projects and education at Nevada schools. The program involves partnerships in both northern and southern Nevada with NV Energy, their customers, and school districts.
Storm Peak Lab Programs
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.
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
Supporting Innovation Based Economic Development in Nevada
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.