Western Nevada College is committed to increase student participation in undergraduate research. WNC students have participated in research scholarships and opportunities from organizations such as National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and NSF’s Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network (RECON).
National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is an undergraduate research opportunity program through the Nevada System of Higher Education. Six WNC students have received EPSCoR scholarships funding research opportunities. These scholarships include, but are not limited to, biology, civil and environmental engineering, climatology, computer science, ecology, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, hydrology, journalism, natural resources and political science.
The Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network (RECON) is a research project funded by the National Science Foundation to explore the outer solar system. This project supports research conducted at WNC’s Jack C. Davis Observatory to measure the sizes of asteroids in the Kuiper Belt, the solar system extending between the orbit of Neptune and the sun. This opportunity has lead to scholarship and internship opportunities for students and the community.
|Year||Title||Faculty / Advisor|
|2018||National Science Foundation RECON Program||Dr. Thomas Herring|
|2017||IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)||Tony Moschetti|
|2017||IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)||Dr. Gary Evett and Holly O’Toole|
|2017||Nursing Education||Dr. Judith Cordia|
|2015-2017||Augmented Reality Sandbox||Dr. Thomas Herring, Dr. Winnie Kortemeier, Dr. Elizabeth Tattersall|
|2015-2017||Hypersonic Ping Pong Cannon||Dr. Thomas Herring, Dr. Elizabeth Tattersall, Dr. Winnie Kortemeier|
|Asteroid Astrometry||Dr. Thomas Herring|
|Exoplanet Transit Measurements||Dr. Thomas Herring|
|Neutral Hydrogen Radio Astronomy Program||Dr. Thomas Herring|
|Physics Education||Dr. Thomas Herring|