Like generations of Nevadans before, students at the University of Nevada, Reno find opportunity that they never knew existed. Come to Nevada and find a high desert oasis surrounded by snowcapped mountains, accessible faculty solving global problems and students participating in competitions among the best universities in the world-and winning.From the 100-year-old, elm tree-lined Jeffersonian quad to the state-of-the-art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the campus possesses historic beauty and digital convenience alike. The campus is also designated a state arboretum.Reno often conjures up images of gambling and the Wild West. More recently, though, Reno has experienced a Bohemian renaissance, with a growing arts community, increasing international flavor and the annual counterculture festival, Burning Man.With striking residence halls, an involved student government and active fraternities and sororities, University of Nevada, Reno offers a classic college student experience. Such history and tradition are especially apparent during Homecoming and Mackay Week.As a member of the Mountain West Conference, students can expect to see the Wolf Pack face off against top quality competition. Such spirited competition builds campus community and offers students an exciting diversion from their academic pursuits.University of Nevada, Reno faculty are well respected in their fields and often bring home career achievement awards. In the College of Science, several faculty members have earned the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, which honors up-and-coming professors with $500,000 grants.