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.


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.


Nearly 58,000 high-skill agriculture-related jobs are expected to open up between 2015 and 2020 according to the United Stated Department of Agriculture, and a projected 27 percent of those jobs will be in STEM.

how to watch solar eclipse

As we approach the date of the first total solar eclipse to pass over the U.S. from coast-to-coast in 99 years on Aug. 21, here’s the most important piece of advice you’ll receive: Whatever you do, don’t look directly at the light!


The fight to preserve water quality and clarity is one undertaken by STEM scientists. Here are some facts about two of Nevada’s biggest sources of recreational and drinking water: Lake Tahoe and Lake Mead.

sandoval interviews elon musk

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval recently interviewed Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk about his contributions to Nevada — and beyond.



While there are many trending STEM jobs out there right now, we thought we’d take the temperature (see what we did there?) of the HVACR industry — the industry acronym for “Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.”

scholarships for cyber jobs

CyberStart is an online education program allowing high school students to become “cyber protection agents.”

Safe home experiments

Fireworks are awesome, but since possession and use of fireworks is illegal in most of Nevada, we’ve scoured the web (and crowdsourced our friends) to come up with some fun ways to blow stuff up at home.

reading list

Check out our reading list for summer and prepare yourself for an adventure you just can't put down.