Regional STEM Network - Northwestern NV

Project Director

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

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Northwestern Nevada Regional STEM Networks include:

  • Douglas County
  • Carson City
  • Lyon County
  • Storey County
  • Washoe County

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Mission and Vision

Mission: To collaborate with government, education, business, non-profit, and community leaders to engage students and families in a STEM ecosystem that enhances the Northwestern Nevada STEM workforce pipeline.

    Vision: The Regional Network will serve as the clearinghouse for identifying and scaling up quality STEM pipeline programming and be the "one stop shop" for all in their region.  Through this effort we will increase student STEM engagement, support a STEM-literate workforce, and build community around the opportunity that STEM brings.

      The Northwest Regional STEM Network is made up of schools, colleges and universities, libraries, businesses, and informal educators in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe Counties.  The Northwest Regional STEM Network is overseen by Eric Holmes.  For more information about the Northwest Regional STEM Network Advisory Committee meetings, please contact Eric.


        Eric Holmes is the Manager for the Northwestern Nevada STEM Regional Network and also serves as an Education Project Lead for Desert Research Institute’s (DRI) Office of Education. He started at DRI working on the Stories in the Snow citizen science program and he has carried that passion for STEM education and strategic environmental communication into this new role. Previously he worked on and supported environmental programs with business, non-profit, and government stakeholders in the Lake Tahoe area. Eric received his B.A. from Arizona State University in Business & Environmental Sustainability and has a master’s from UCSB’s Bren School focusing on Water Resource Management.

          Current Grant Opportunities Based in the Northwest Region

          • Current grant opportunities are closed

          Previously Awarded Grants

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