Northwestern Nevada Regional Networks Grant Awards - Round 2


Eric Holmes
Northwestern Regional STEM Network Director
2215 Raggio Pkwy
Reno, NV 89512

    OSIT has partnered with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to manage three Networks, (Southern, Northwestern, and Rural Nevada) to coordinate partners representing K-12 and Higher Education, business, industry, public libraries, after-school providers, non-profits, government, and philanthropy to identify and scale up high-quality STEM programs that will prepare students for Nevada’s 21st century workforce. The goals of the three Regional STEM Networks are to:

      • Increase the number and quality of formal and informal STEM-focused education programs in all communities in Nevada.
      • Increase student awareness, interest, enrollment, and achievement in formal and informal STEM-focused education programs.
      • Grow the number and depth of school-business-community STEM partnerships.
      • Identify on-the-ground programmatic gaps or implementation challenges in need of a state-level solution.
      • Grow interest, awareness, and achievement in STEM in the region.
      • Carry out on-the-ground implementation of state-level programs/goals.
      • Identify and build local programs and initiatives worthy of scaling statewide.
      • Create and facilitate partnerships and the sharing of resources among K-12, higher education, and business/industry within the region.

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