University Research and Services
All of the university's colleges and schools maintain well-equipped laboratories and special facilities in support of instruction and research.
Relics of the past, samples of the present and specimens that may unlock secrets in the future are maintained in the several scientific collections and museums on the Reno campus, primarily in the fields of agriculture, biology and the earth sciences.
The university also operates the Little Valley outdoor laboratory, a gift from Captain George Whittell, which is located in the Sierra Nevada. The tract of land spans approximately four square miles of natural meadow and forest, and is used for the study of both basic and applied problems in the natural sciences.
In addition, a number of public service and research organizations, including federal and state agencies, are located at the university and are operated in cooperation with, or as part of, the university's programs and facilities.