University of Nevada, Las Vegas

About University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.

The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.


Undergraduate Researcher

June 2021 - August 2021 Las Vegas, NV
“What I really enjoyed about the REU Smart Cities Program at UNLV was the availability of my mentor Dr. Sarah Harris and UNLV's Office of Undergraduate Research to provide me the resources needed to perform proper research. Dr. Harris was always willing to provide advice and helped me devise a research plan for my project, which was to help test and optimize a low-power, high-performance, configurable microprocessor and to lead its evaluation and benchmarking. In addition, with research oriented workshops and guest speakers from various engineering fields related to smart cities, I was able to learn a great deal about the research process and apply the skills they taught to my own research. But the most exciting part of the program for me was finally being able to present my research findings at the O.U.R. Summer Research Symposium alongside my peers!”
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