Senators Rosen, Cortez Masto Worked with President Sandoval to Secure More Than $4 Million For Research Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno

RENO, NV – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) are highlighting the more than $4.2 million in federal funding they helped secure with University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval for increased research technology and capacity at the University. The funding will help increase environmental monitoring, computing, and visualization to advance science and education at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe location. It will also allow for the purchase of a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer to advance scientific education, research, and training all across Nevada. These important investments will make the University remain one of the nation’s top research schools.

“Thanks to President Brian Sandoval’s leadership, the University of Nevada, Reno, has become a premier research hub, leading groundbreaking innovation in various fields – ranging from environmental science to clean energy technology,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have worked with Senator Cortez Masto and President Sandoval to secure more than $4 million to further support the University’s research capacity. I’ll always work to deliver for our state.”

“I’m proud to have fought for funding that will help the University of Nevada, Reno continue to serve as one of the nation’s top research institutions,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These funds will support the work of students and faculty who are driving innovation and helping Nevada deliver a more sustainable future, create jobs, and diversify our economy.”

“We are honored and grateful to have received funds for the living laboratory aboard our research vessel in Lake Tahoe and our state’s first cutting-edge high-field nuclear spectrometer,” Sandoval said. “Both the living laboratory and nuclear spectrometer will serve as critical assets as we strive to generate impactful discoveries and foster innovation. We are incredibly thankful for the support of Senator Rosen and Senator Cortez Masto, as well as rest of Congress, in funding these initiatives that will enhance our University’s status as one of the nation’s top research universities, including the ability to expand our research efforts to help protect one of this region’s greatest treasurers, Lake Tahoe. This will also advance STEM education and training throughout the state.

Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been leading efforts, alongside President Sandoval, to support the University as it grows and leads in lithium battery technology. Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto helped pass the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Law that created the Tech Hubs program, a network of public-private partnerships with entities throughout 16 counties in Nevada focused on lithium batteries and electric vehicle innovation. They recently announced that the University had been designated as a Tech Hub in recognition that Nevada has the assets, resources, and capacity to become a global leader in lithium batteries and electric vehicle innovation. Last month, Senator Rosen hosted President Sandoval as her State of the Union guest to highlight the work the University is doing to transform Nevada’s economy and support American clean energy. Cortez Masto led a push to secure a substantial increase in research and science funding in the CHIPS and Science Law for institutions like the University that have historically not gotten their fair share of funds.