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August 23, 2017: Las Vegas, NV - New K-12 Computer Science Standards writing begins.

Twenty-six individuals across the state convened at the Nevada Department of Education in Las Vegas to develop brand new Computer Science standards for grades K-12. "Our students will become not only consumers of technology but creators of it", stated Cindi Chang, NDE Programs Professional for Computer Science and STEM.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.