Rural Nevada Regional Networks Grant Awards - Round 2


Dawn Baldwin
Rural Regional STEM Network Director
Winnemucca, NV
(775) 375-0626

    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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