The mission of the Nevada STEM Advisory Council is to increase student interest and achievement in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics, leading students to fulfilling careers in the New Nevada economy. As Nevada's economy modernizes and diversifies, the State will need more workers with the necessary STEM skills to fill in-demand positions in industries such as advanced manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, information technology, aerospace and defense, and agriculture.
The STEM Advisory Council is charged with identifying and awarding recognition to not more than 15 schools in this State that demonstrate exemplary performance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Designated STEM Schools will be recognized by the Governor at an annual STEM School recognition event held at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.
WHAT DOES THIS AWARD PROVIDE?
Designation as a Governor's STEM School denotes that your school meets the highest standards of STEM instruction and is a model for schools around the state.
Designations may be used in school marketing/promotions.
CURRENT LIST OF GOVERNOR'S DESIGNATED STEM SCHOOLS
Advanced Technologies Academy- Las Vegas
Cashman Middle School- Las Vegas
Ed W. Clark High School- Las Vegas
Hyde Park Middle School- Las Vegas
Kate Smith Elementary School- Sparks
McCaw STEAM Academy- Henderson
Walter Bracken STEAM Academy- Las Vegas
White Pine High School- Ely
The purpose of the Action Guide is to serve as a blueprint for educators, administrators, and stakeholders to take action to integrate STEM into daily student instruction. The Guide will also assist in understanding the Governor's STEM School Designation process and what types of activities, pedagogy, daily structure, and supports will be evaluated during the review.
Complete the application and then send completed document as a PDF to OSIT Director Brian Mitchell. Applications are due March 15, 2018 at 5pm.