Upcoming Events

DIY Guide grants from Allen Distinguished Educators Program

Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) is now accepting applications for DIY Guide grants (up to $1,000) enabling teachers to bring more hands-on, project-based authentic learning opportunities to their students. Applicants can choose from 11 award-winning computer science, engineering, and/or entrepreneurship projects from burrito-fueled STEM explorations, to engineering habitats for hermit crabs, and more. DIY Guide grants provide funds for teachers to implement a project, plus additional funds for providing feedback on project adaptations and lessons-learned. The grant application ends Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) and is open to K-12 teachers in the U.S.

Carson City Library Summer Learning Challenge

The more you read, the more levels you complete!  Keep track of the time you read to meet each challenge. 

1.  To add books to your log, enter your user name and password then click the login button.  On the next screen, click on the ADD TO THE LOG button.  

2.  Add the titles and the amount of time you spent reading.

3.  When you are finished, click the log out button.  

The library will have computers available all summer to enter your challenge log information.  Badge books will also be available for paper tracking!


All Ages (9&Under must be accompanied by a caregiver of at least 13 years of age).

Join us as we inspire learning through STEAM Education.  Express your creativity using the concepts of STEAM to create something cool and learn something new!  Supplies will be provided for all projects.

Registration required.  One "no show" will result in cancelation of other registered events.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Carson City Library - 900 N. Roop
Summer Learning Challenge - All Age

Innovative Supports for STEM Teachers

How can we grow and retain top teachers?

Two strong strategies: Provide powerful learning experiences and recognize outstanding teachers. Join us May 11 to learn about two exciting programs in the field.
The Knowles Science Teacher Foundation (KSTF) supports new math and science teachers. The foundation offers professional development, resources and support to teachers. All to improve STEM education across the country.
The KSTF Fellowship Program helps new math and science teachers explore, test and refine new ways to connect with students and make an impact. Over a five year program, first and second year teachers work with experienced educators and receive funding for classroom materials and more.
We'll also hear from two educators awarded the Allen Distinguished Educator awards. The Allen Distinguished Educators Program spotlights K-12 teachers who have created innovative programs in computer science, engineering, and/or entrepreneurship. Awardees receive $25,000 and those seeking to replicate the innovative programs can also apply for support.

Help! Teachers Need STEM Speakers for the LV Science & Technology Festival Wells

PLEASE HELP! Teachers Need STEM Speakers for Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival

The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival still needs over 100
STEM speakers for classrooms during the week of May 2-6!
The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is coming! There are many ways to get involved that week, and you can see those opportunities at Another great way to get involved with our schools is to volunteer time to speak with a classroom (or classrooms) of students during "Science in Schools" during the week, May 2-6. We have well over 100 teachers already signed up requesting a speaker. All grades and STEM subject areas are needed. We will even provide you with a few tips to help you if you are not sure you are ready to speak with students. All you need to do is to share your field of expertise with the students, and they love any hands-on or demos that you could bring to the classroom. Please consider giving our students some of your time that week. Click the link for an attached flier which has a link to sign up.

Also, please share this widely with other STEM professionals in your networks. Thank you very much! Call me if you have any questions.


Cheryl Wagner
Clark County School District
School-Community Partnership Program
4601 W. Bonanza Rd., 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702-799-6560 Phone
702-799-6570 Fax
WAN: 0451-5839

    STEM Expo: The third annual STEM

    STEM Expo: The third annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Expo is planned from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, 1051 Sandy Ridge Ave. Created by students for students, the event is set to see more than 300 students and parents and is to feature nearly 130 interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. It is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are invited. Visit


    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Summer 2016 and 2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarships

    UNR College of Engineering Summer Camps

    Pharmacy Technician Training available

    The Reno and Sparks offices of Nevada JobConnect have dedicated funding available through the Career Enhancement Program (CEP) to provide training in the Truckee Meadows Community College Pharmacy Technician program. Class starts March 8th and runs through April 26th. The CEP program will fund the class fee of $1,199 which includes materials, $95.00 for the Certification Exam fee and the cost of the National Career Readiness Certificate exam fee. Spaces are limited.

    Potential candidates must be Nevada residents, unemployed (not working part-time, on-call or self- employed), and have no outstanding balance to the Unemployment Insurance program.

    Interested candidates should see a training representative in either the Reno or Sparks JobConnect offices as soon as possible and bring their government issued photo ID and social security card or other acceptable I-9 documentation with them to apply.

      2016 FIRST Robotics Competition - Las Vegas Regional