July 25, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome Award to Support Civil Engineering Undergraduates at UNLV

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) celebrated over $2 million from the National Science Foundation awarded to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to assist undergraduate civil engineering majors. The program seeks to address retention and graduation rates in UNLV’s undergraduate civil engineering program.

“In Nevada, we have so many of the brightest young minds. We must provide them with every opportunity to have the support they need to thrive and join our state’s 21st century workforce. We’re delighted that the National Science Foundation is providing this grant to UNLV so we can develop future civil engineers in Nevada and continue to foster our state’s potential as the Innovation State.”


This award, entitled “Enhancing Critical Transitions in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education,” will support the transition from lower to upper level coursework for undergraduates majoring in civil engineering. The program will boost the sense of community among students and faculty, innovate the curriculum and assist faculty to employ culturally responsive teaching strategies. The award starts October 1, 2019.

The award is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports research, innovation and discovery to provide the foundation for economic growth in America.