Desert Research Institute

About Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. For 60 years, DRI research faculty, students, and staff have applied scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities. With more than 400 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI is one of eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education.


Student Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Las Vegas, NV
“The school started off with a class meeting for all the interns on the job location, which helped us feel a bit of companionship before we took the big dive in.”

Environmental microbiology research

June 2019 Las Vegas, NV
“Everyone I work with was super friendly and did their best to make sure I understood every lab procedure both stepwise and the significance of those processes. It also gave me lab experience and made me appreciate microbes so much more. ”
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