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Saluting Nevada’s Top STEM Educators

Six of Nevada’s top STEM educators were recently recognized by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT).

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range_camp_069_300x213.jpg Science & Social Studies in the Sagebrush Steppe

Are you a science or social studies teacher interested in increasing your students’ connections to Nevada’s environment? We invite you to expand your knowledge and awareness of science and social studies curriculum related to Nevada’s rangeland.

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 nvsteam_conf_2018_300x213.jpg Adding the A to STEM

While we write a lot about science and technology in this space, we haven’t talked much about how art contributes to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Well, that’s about to change.

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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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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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