NV Regional STEM Networks

Regional STEM Networks

In order to increase student, school, family, and business engagement in STEM in diverse communities throughout Nevada, OSIT has created three regional STEM Networks. Networks in Southern, Northwestern, and Rural Nevada will 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. OSIT's STEM Program Manager will oversee these efforts in the three regions.

    Each Regional Network has organized an Advisory Committee made up of STEM stakeholders living in the region.  Each Advisory Committee has developed a strategic plan to advance STEM education in the region. Subcommittees in each region will work to advance equity in STEM, availability of high-quality STEM education, and awareness of STEM opportunities in the region. Network Advisory Committees will work with OSIT to award small grants to promote STEM or fund the creation or expansion of high-quality STEM programs. Regional Advisory Committees will meet regularly and meetings are open to the public.

      The overarching goals of the three Regional STEM Networks are to:

      1. Increase the number and quality of formal and informal STEM-focused education programs in all communities in Nevada.
      2. Increase student awareness, interest, enrollment, and achievement in formal and informal STEM-focused education programs.
      3. Grow the number and depth of school-business-community STEM partnerships.

        The three Regional STEM Networks will also:

        1. Identify on-the-ground programmatic gaps or implementation challenges in need of a state-level solution.
        2. Grow interest, awareness, and achievement in STEM in the region.
        3. Carry out on-the-ground implementation of state-level programs/goals.
        4. Identify and build local programs and initiatives worthy of scaling statewide.
        5. Create and facilitate partnerships and the sharing of resources among K-12, higher education, and business/industry within the region.

          Grant Information & Additional General Information

          Regional STEM Asset Map


          Tracey Howard
          680 W. Nye Lane, Suite 104
          Carson City, NV 89703
          E-mail: T.Howard@gov.nv.gov

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            Regional STEM Network Locations

            Southern Regional STEM Network:
            Clark County

              Northwestern Regional STEM Network:
              Carson City
              Douglas County
              Lyon County
              Storey County
              Washoe County

                Rural Regional STEM Network:
                Churchill County
                Elko County
                Esmeralda County
                Eureka County
                Humboldt County
                Lander County
                Lincoln County
                Nye County
                Mineral County
                Pershing County
                White Pine County