Nevada Engineering Fellows Program


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Contact Us

Tracey Gaffney
100 North Stewart Street, Suite 220
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Telephone: (775) 687-0989
Fax: (775) 687-0990
E-mail: TGaffney@gov.nv.gov

    Applications for Engineering Fellows Program

    Developing Teacher Knowledge, Capacity and Confidence in STEAM

    The Nevada Engineering Fellows Program, sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology (OSIT), Northwest Regional Professional Development Program (NWRPDP), and Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP), offers a unique opportunity for 5th grade teachers to partner with local professional engineers and engineering students from UNLV and UNR to develop and integrate NGSS-aligned engineering design challenges with real-world applications into everyday teaching and existing curricula.

    • As a Fellow, you will:
    • Collaborate with professional engineers and university engineering students
    • Align instruction with NGSS standards and local industry needs to strengthen workforce pathways
    • Increase your students’ and your own confidence and awareness of engineering
    • Design and keep a kit to accompany a lesson you create
    • Receive a bank of vetted engineering lessons designed by Fellows and accompanying kits valued at $1,000
    • Earn 1 in-service credit toward license renewal

    Southern Nevada

    When:    September 2018—March 2019 (See application for details)
    Where:   Design teams will meet in Las Vegas three times, exact location TBD
    Seeking: 5th grade teachers with an interest in expanding access to STEM
    Apply:     Please submit the attached application to TGaffney@gov.nv.gov by 5pm Friday, August 24th, 2018

    Northern Nevada

    When:     September 2018—March 2019 (See application for details)
    Where:    Design teams will meet three times at 380 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502
    Seeking:  5th grade teachers with an interest in expanding access to STEM
    Apply:      Please submit the attached application to TGaffney@gov.nv.gov by 5pm Friday, August 24th, 2018