Published on: April 2, 2019
The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the innovation happening in our region. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs as well as a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by well-known formal and informal educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada. It all happens May 13-17, 2019!
NSSTA along with Desert Research Institute, The Discovery, Raggio Research Center for STEM Education (UNR), Sierra Nevada Journeys, Fleichmann’s Planetarium, the Challenger Center, Regional Professional Development Program, Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, and the Nevada STEM Coalition, as members of a steering committee, have partnered with Carson, Lyon, Washoe, and Douglas county school districts and other stakeholders in our community to create the Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival.
For the Community:
Monday May 13 4:00-6:00 Variety is the Science of Life: SNJ presents Science in the Libraries – Downtown, Sierra View, and Sparks on 12th Street
Tuesday May 14 4:00-8:00 The Planetarium opens their doors for exploration – Experience Earth and Space Adventures!
Wednesday May 15 4:00-8:00 DRI May Science Be With You open house & K-12 STEM Challenge event
Thursday May 16 4:00-8:00 The Discovery Museum – Bubble Extravaganza
Friday May 17 4:00-8:00 National Automobile Museum – Space Challenger Center: Explore Cars, Stars, and Mars
Celebrating Science and Technology in the Schools is an integral part of the Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival. Stories, student work, pictures, video, and more will showcase to our community the exciting science happening in schools throughout the year.
Invite a STEM professional (aka STEM Ambassadors) to participate in some of these activities:
• Host classroom tours at place of business
• Participate in STEM events
• Mentor a student in research
• Be a guest speaker on a specific topic in a school setting
• Collaborate with an educator on a classroom activity or project
• Provide business internship opportunities
• Speak about career opportunities
• Read a book about your chosen STEM career to students
More information on requesting a STEM ambassador can be found a the Nevada STEM Coalition website