Director’s Message – Research of the year gone by begins in the fall, and as I recall the past many months, and countless accomplishments I am inspired. In this Discoveries magazine, some of these moments are captured which shows the collaborative nature of our NSHE faculty and students working together on system-wide projects; the programs’ positive impact on Nevada and our community; and seeing STEM in motion…
Applications are everywhere today, from phone apps, computer apps, to applications for medical science. Our world is significantly impacted by science and technology advancements that engage us into more news, more gadgets, and more contact with global communities. Our scientists and engineers are the pioneers of this new world of technology, which exemplifies the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through NSF EPSCoR funding, our researchers are developing a compilation of resources available to the scientific community and general public about climate change in our state. This achievement will boost Nevada’s cyberinfrastructure connectivity between our research institutions.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) System Sponsored Programs and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) office welcomes you to our first edition of Discoveries. It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that we present to our readers a compilation of the diverse areas of research within NSHE. A key to the successful projects which NSHE and its institutions manage, is the collaborative and communicative efforts that you will read about in the next few pages. Specifically, interdisciplinary collaboration within the state is highlighted as this has the potential to transcend disciplines, and when it does, discovery moves swiftly, providing benefits and enrichment to each discipline. For interdisciplinary collaboration to exist, communication must be a key factor, as discovery must be shared for activism to take place. Once this is accomplished, a greater understanding for science will exist in the public eye, making scientific discovery cogent and relevant; increasing science literacy; and stimulating excitement about research and science among people of all ages. We hope you enjoy this issue!