Overview of OSIT's STEM Initiatives

Nevada State Definition of STEM

Education that focuses on active teaching and learning, centered on relevant experiences, problem solving, and critical thinking processes. STEM education emphasizes the natural interconnectedness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their connection to other disciplines, to produce informed citizens that possess and apply the necessary understandings to expand Nevada's STEM-capable workforce in order to compete in a global society.

    Pathways to Success 2017- 2019

    OSIT's STEM initiatives fall into one of the following six categories:

      1. Developing teacher knowledge, capacity, and confidence in STEM
      2. Creating a cadre of STEM schools that are models of high-quality STEM instruction
      3. Supporting the development of programs of study leading to high-demand credentials
      4. Supporting the use of high-quality STEM curriculum and resources in the classroom and after school
      5. Increasing Nevada's STEM workforce development capacity to meet the needs of employers
      6. Increasing collaboration between industry, education, and state government


        Tracey Howard
        680 W. Nye Lane, Suite 104
        Carson City, Nevada 89703
        Telephone: (775) 687-0989
        E-mail: t.howard@gov.nv.gov

          Current STEM Funding Opportunities

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