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 osit_metrology_photo2_300x213.jpg Using STEM concepts to ensure Nevadans Get What They Pay For

Every day, people buy produce by the pound and then fill up their gas tanks. But did you know that in order to protect Nevada consumers’ purchases, metrology is needed? What is metrology and why is it so important?

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 science_of_thanksgiving_by_a_katz.jpg Science Lessons from Thanksgiving Traditions

Did you know that almost all of your favorite turkey day traditions have some connection to chemistry, physics or biology? Not convinced how “science” and “Thanksgiving” can overlap on a Venn diagram? We’ve got you covered.

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bergen_observer-300x213.jpg Exploring Nevada from the Sky

We learned about AboveGeo at this summer’s State of Nevada Business & Industry Business Pitch Competition, but we recently had the chance to learn more about this organization. And we’re glad we did because we could not even begin to learn enough about them in the five minutes they had to present and answer questions at the competition.

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motocrane_product_use_300x213.jpg The Internet of Things is Now

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It’s when you dictate notes to Siri, and it’s when your car tells you where and how to drive. It’s asking Alexa for advice, and it’s your thermostat knowing what temperature you prefer when you wake up and when you get home. 

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osit_drop_ceiling_with_color_changing_lights_300_x_213.jpg Lighting Up the World from Reno

You may have heard the news that Elemental LED had moved to Reno, but do you know what they’re all about? And how this move could affect you?

 

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Using STEM concepts to ensure food safety in Nevada Using STEM concepts to ensure food safety in Nevada

You might already know that proper cooking and thorough preparation of food eliminates most bacteria and viruses and risk of contamination from your food. But have you ever thought about what organisms in our food supply have potential to contaminate food?

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osit-logo_f.png OSIT and STEM Advisory Council Announce List of Recommended STEM Programs

The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) and the Nevada STEM Advisory Council (Council) today announced sixteen STEM programs have been approved for inclusion on the Council’s list of recommended STEM programs. Each program’s application was thoroughly evaluated by a group of trained, Nevada-based reviewers according to a Nevada-specific rubric. 

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Navigating a Career as a Medicolegal Death Investigator: Answering the Hard Questions

Rudy lives his own version of CSI Nevada on a regular basis, serving as a Medicolegal Death Investigator/Technician Supervisor for the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Jason Geddes: Saving the Environment One Day at a Time

When Jason Geddes was a child, he dreamed of one day becoming the governor of the State of Nevada. Or an astronaut. While he’s not governing from Carson City or looking down on us from space, he has made a tremendous difference for our state. And the environment.

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jobs in conservation Using math, science and technology to protect Nevada’s rangelands

Monitoring includes clipping and weighing vegetation to calculate the plant growth of an area. The Rangeland Health program is designed to help ranchers make decisions related to their land that promote economically viable and sustainable practices.

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