To build a strong STEM workforce in Nevada, Nevada Gold Mines and Nevada Robotics are bringing STEM Education to schools across the state. Continue Reading Nevada Gold Mines Supports DRI’s Nevada Robotics STEM Education Programs
“Buen Aire Para Todos” project will create a new air quality monitoring system for Latinx community in East Las Vegas
Latinx communities in East Las Vegas will soon have access to an improved air quality monitoring program, thanks to a EPA grant for a new project called Buen Aire Para Todos. Continue Reading “Buen Aire Para Todos” project will create a new air quality monitoring system for Latinx community in East Las Vegas
Murray, Nieminen, Collins, Christopher, and Lundin at DRI are studying snow algae as part of the Living Snow Project – a collaboration between DRI and Robin Kodner and her team at Western Washington University. Continue Reading Heading to the mountains? The Living Snow Project needs your help
DRI is proud to announce the appointment of Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., as the institution’s vice president for research, effective July 1, 2022. Continue Reading DRI Appoints Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., Vice President for Research
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