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“We are interested in finding out why a similar technology in Egypt was dismantled over 100 years ago,” La Chapelle said. “Throughout the semester, students have been researching the politics, marketing strategies and diplomacy that contributed to the disappearance and then reappearance of this technology.”
Visiting both the historic Nelson mining area and Three Kids Mine near Lake Las Vegas, a group of Nevada State College students examined old mine tailings for select pollutants such as lead, arsenic and cadmium.
Dr. Larry Rudd, Assistant Professor at NSC’s School of Education, was recently awarded the NeCoTIP grant in the amount of $96,000 for his project titled “Climate Change Science: Content and Inquiry Methods for Secondary Teachers.”
NSC prides itself as being an institution of higher learning with engaging and caring professors. An NSC student recently shared her gratitude for Dr. Kebret Kebede, Assistant Professor of Biology , following a fall 2009 semester class.
NSC associate professor Paul Buck strives toward engaging students in the learning process through hands-on learning experiences. His focus on undergraduate research helps students become life long learners, and prepares them for their futures as educators.
Researchers from Nevada State College, the Desert Research Institute; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and University of Nevada, Reno; will spend the next five years detecting, analyzing and modeling the effects of regional climate change on our landscapes, ecosystems and water resources, thanks for a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The advanced equipment available to students in the new Liberal Arts and Sciences Building will provide enhanced teaching and learning experiences. With three state of the art telescopes and a myriad of new physics equipment, Nevada State College students will get a glimpse into what the sciences have to offer.
A two-week workshop hosted by Nevada State College assisted Clark Country School District middle school and high school teachers develop a greater understanding of regional geology and encourage inquiry based learning for their students. During the workshop, teachers ventured into the Western Grand Canyon to conduct studies and experiments and were able to see casts made of actual prehistoric giant mammoth teeth.
Nevada State College (NSC) has launched its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management degree, which will allow community college students to transfer and apply 100 percent of their Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree credits towards a BAS degree.
A Borehole was drilled 105 feet down next to the site of the new Liberal Arts and Sciences building and aseismometer was placed 100 feet inside the hole that will give Nevada State College the best instrumentation for detecting earthquake activity in southern Nevada.