How DRI’s science impacts you
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in basic and applied interdisciplinary research. Committed to scientific excellence and integrity, DRI faculty, students, and staff develop scientific knowledge and innovative technologies for research projects around the globe.
For 60 years, DRI’s research has advanced scientific knowledge, supported Nevada’s diversifying economy, provided science-based educational opportunities, and informed policy makers, business leaders, and community members.
With campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI serves as one of eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Faculty members at DRI are nontenured and responsible for their own salaries through external grants and contracts. Through this blend of academic rigor and private-sector pragmatism, DRI has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality scientific information in an efficient, transparent, and accountable fashion.