Education, Outreach and Training

Faculty and graduate students in the Large Scale Structures Lab

NEES@Nevada is committed to educating students and involving them with our many laboratory projects. Our goal is to educate the public on the importance of earthquake engineering research  and provide the opportunity for anyone to come see our amazing earthquake simulation facilities.

Our outreach events engage students from kindergarten through college, and we participate in both on-site and community-based outreach events.

Kelly Doyle explains a demonstration in the lab

Tour the Lab

We offer tours of the laboratory to all ages and we would be happy to host your group. Tours can be arranged weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Schedule a Tour

Summer campers on a field trip

Summer Camp Programs

We host students participating in engineering-related summer camps each year. For more information about summer camps, please visit the College of Engineering's website.

Bridge building with toothpicks and marshmallows

Seismic Challenge

We've partnered with local institutions to develop and  hold Seismic Challenges for K-12 students. Contact Kelly Doyle at for information about hosting a Seismic Challenge.

Make your own earthquake display

Make Your Own Earthquake

Our facility is home to the Make Your Own Earthquake activity. Challenge your friends to see who can make the biggest earthquake by jumping on a rubber mat.

Undergraduate researchers at the Golden Gate Bridge

Undergraduate Research

Each summer, we host students as part of the NEES Research Experience for Undergraduates. Students have the opportunity to assist in research projects in our Large Scale Structures Lab and also participate in field trips and other cohort activities. 

Researchers in the structures lab

Shake Table Training

We offer training in safety, management, and cutting-edge computer software.

To learn more about training opportunities, contact Kelly Doyle at (775) 784-4223 or at

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