The University of Nevada, Reno's class of 2016 began receiving their diplomas today in wave after wave of graduation ceremonies running till tomorrow.
That includes students in the Women in Science and Engineering program, or WISE, who held their own smaller ceremony earlier this week. WISE encourages women to pursue careers in science and math.
Senior Eimi Marrit is a chemical engineering major in the program, which helped keep her motivated.
"I met all these all these other girls who enjoyed math more, who enjoyed electrical engineering more, and they helped me provide insight into what engineering was," she says. "It's one of the reasons I stayed in chemical engineering."
Marrit has an electrical engineering job lined up in Ohio, where she'll also be using her Japanese language skills.
This year 24 students graduated from the WISE program.