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LATINOS IN STEM

Latinos across the United States are making their mark in STEM. Meet some prominent men and women using their passion for and knowledge of STEM subjects to make a difference. 

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New STEM School Applications and Resources

OSIT’s mission is to assist teachers and administrators implement more high-quality STEM education in classrooms throughout the State.  Whether you already consider yourself a STEM school or are just getting started with STEM, we want to be your partner.

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STEM Grant Spotlight: Mt. Rose Elementary

Not many kids grow up wanting to be a Waste Warrior. But, after spending time in Kristen Jackson’s 4th grade class at Mt. Rose Elementary, everyone’s hooked. 

 

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STEM Grant Spotlight: Yerington Elementary School

Yerington Elementary was looking for a STEM program that would align seamlessly with its existing curriculum and instruction while also providing multiple cross-curricular opportunities for students.

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Hugh Gallagher Elementary School STEM Grant Spotlight: Hugh Gallagher Elementary School

Principal Patrick Beckwith of Hugh Gallagher Elementary School in Virginia City was looking for a way to implement a schoolwide cohesive STEM program, one that incorporated an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning.

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STEM Grant Spotlight: Douglas County School District

Principal Patrick Beckwith of Hugh Gallagher Elementary School in Virginia City was looking for a way to implement a schoolwide cohesive STEM program, one that incorporated an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning. 

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STEM Grant Spotlight: Empire Elementary School

Empire Elementary made a commitment to put more STEM in its classrooms as a part of its implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. 

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"Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education" Thoughts from Nevada on the New Federal STEM Strategic Plan

Earlier this month, the White House unveiled its new Congressionally-mandated five-year strategic plan on STEM Education, “Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education.” The plan, developed across 18 months with the support of over 200 STEM stakeholders across the country from all 50 states, including representatives from OSIT and the STEM Advisory Council, is meant to act as a “North Star” for the country.

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STEM Teacher of the Year: Denise Burton STEM Teacher of the Year: Denise Burton

Denise Burton was named one of six 2018 STEM Teachers of the Year by the Governor's Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology. Burton, previously a civil engineer, currently teaches at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Reno Teacher Translates Green Boxes

Mt. Rose Elementary teacher, Kristen Jackson, has partnered with Desert Research Institute (DRI) to translate two of DRI’s Green Boxes into Spanish; Waste Warriors and Energy Efficiency. These hands-on STEM resources are available for classroom teachers across Nevada.

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