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About the Challenge: The Nevada K-12 STEM Challenge is about engaging students and teachers to use STEM concepts to help solve some of Nevada's biggest challenges.  This school year, the Governor has invited every student, group of students, or classroom in Nevada to examine the challenges in energy and transportation.  We are looking forward to seeing your solutions using STEM concepts and innovative technology at two regional student recognition events in the spring.


Recognition Event Details: There will be two recognition events, one at CSN and one at TMCC.  Students will have the opportunity to showcase their projects.  Industry professionals will be invited to view the projects and ask the students questions about their solution.  Please be prepared!

Southern Nevada Recognition Event- Hosted by the College of Southern Nevada- Cheyenne Campus

Date: April 30, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Address: 3200 E Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Northern Nevada Recognition Event- Hosted by the Truckee Meadows Community College- William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center 

Date: May 2, 2018

Time: 4:30 - 7:00pm

Address: 475 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502


RSVP by email to OSIT Director Brian Mitchell by April 4th, 2018 so that we have an accurate headcount.  Include in your email:

  • Teacher's name
  • School
  • Students' names
  • Project title
  • A brief description of the project


  • While this year's challenge topics are energy and transportation, we welcome any project on any STEM topic at the events.  Our ultimate goal is to recognize and celebrate students that have used STEM to solve real-world problems and learn about STEM careers.
  • If your students are unable to attend one of the events in-person, we welcome you to submit pictures, video, or other artifacts showcasing what your students learned and accomplished.