Nevada Engineering Fellows Program


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

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    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

    Details of Program for Northern and Southern Nevada

      • When: September 2018—March 2019
      • Where: Southern Nevada Design teams will meet in Las Vegas; and Northern Nevada Design Teams will meet in Reno
      • Seeking: 5th grade teachers with an interest in expanding access to STEM

        NOTE:  More information regarding the 2019-2020 cohort to be released in Spring 2019.