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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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Face the State: interview with Arianna Bennett and Cindi Chang - Nevada CS on Face the State

September 29, 2017: Reno, NV - Face the State

Cindi Chang, Programs Professional for Computer Science and STEM at the Nevada Department of Education, interviewed on Face The State with Arianna Bennett, on the "reboot" that our Nevada State Computer Science Education will be getting over the next few years. Ms. Chang discusses the new K-12 Computer Science standards, Senate Bill 200, and other initiatives.

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Senate Bill 200.

June 15, 2017: Carson City, NV - Senate Bill 200 expands computer science education throughout Nevada.

Senate Bill 200 was signed into law on June 15, 2017 by Governor Brian Sandoval. The bill was sponsored by Senators Woodhouse, Denis, Ford, Spearman, Candela, Atkinson, Cannizzaro, Gansert, Manendo, Parks, Ratti, and Segerblom. SB200 is a ground-breaking piece of legislation that will expand computer science education to ALL students in Nevada.

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Students Lena Gomez and Janay Hagans demonstrate their Capstone Project. New K-12 CS Standards.

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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 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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