Nevada 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), in partnership with Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP) and Clark County School District (CCSD), offers a unique opportunity for K-5 teachers across Nevada to improve, develop and integrate NGSS-aligned engineering lessons with real-world applications into everyday teaching and existing curricula.

    Engineering Fellows is offered in two Phases. “Phase I: Critical Consumers” focuses on evaluating and improving existing lessons. “Phase II: Powerful Producers” will entail developing engineering lessons from scratch! Fellows may participate in Phase I or both Phase I and Phase II. (Fellows who have already completed the program are welcomed to apply again, as the program has undergone changes.)

      • As a Fellow in Phase I, you will:
        • Evaluate and improve existing engineering lessons against the NGSS Lesson Screener Tool
        • Collaborate with grade-band and grade-level teachers
        • Increase your students’ and your own confidence and awareness of engineering
        • Receive stipends for work done outside of the workshops
        • Earn certificate of completion to be used for license renewal hours
      • As a Fellow in Phase II, you will:
        • Collaborate with professional engineers and university engineering students to develop authentic engineering contexts
        • Create and teach an engineering lesson from scratch to fit your classroom and curriculum needs
        • Collaborate with grade-band and grade-level teachers
        • Increase your students’ and your own confidence and awareness of engineering
        • Receive stipends for work done outside of the workshops
        • Earn certificate of completion to be used for license renewal hours

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • Is there a cost for participating? -No
      • Will I earn hours toward license renewal? -Yes
      • Can I apply this course toward CEUs? -No. This course can be used for license renewal hours, but not as CEUs or for movement on the pay scale.
      • What is the time commitment? -Phase I: Three Saturdays from 9:00am-2:30pm. During each phase, we also ask that you complete some work outside of the Saturday workshops.
      • Are the workshops online or in person? -All workshops are online, via Zoom and Google Classroom.
      • Is this grade specific? -You will have plenty of opportunities to work in grade-level teams.
      • Do I need to already be using engineering lessons? -No

        2023 Application

        If you are interested, please fill out this form.

          Contact Us

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

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