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NSF Science360 News Picture of the Day Chris Stevens, UNR

Photo by Chris Stevens, 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program student at the University of Nevada, Reno featured as “Picture of the Day” in the March 3rd, 2018 NSF Science360 News. Thinking outside the classroom: NEXUS program helps undergraduate students learn critical research skills in STEM disciplines.

Vacancy: Director for the Nevada EPSCoR Office

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Nevada EPSCoR/System Sponsored Programs. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Affairs.  The position will be located in Las Vegas, NV.  The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions:  two universities, a state college, four community colleges, and a research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience rapid growth, with significant challenges and opportunities in serving its 105,000 students and 12,000 employees. 

The Director provides leadership to the NSHE System Sponsored Programs Office (SSPO/EPSCoR) for the pre-award and post-award administration of all grants and contracts, represents Nevada and NSHE to all EPSCoR program agencies and sponsors, provides information and support systems to facilitate the acquisition of extramural funding for collaborative programs within the System, and leads System-wide efforts to streamline administrative processes shared by NSHE institutions. 

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Photo by Dr. Scotty Strachan, University of Nevada, Reno

NSF Science360 News Picture of the Day Dr. Henry Sun, DRI

Dr. Henry Sun, DRI featured as the Picture of the Day in February 2, 2018 NSF Science360 News. Savings the Desert’s Upper Crust: NEXUS researchers investigate the preservation of a vital component of desert ecosystems. Part of the NSF Nevada EPSCoR Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project, #IIA-1301726.

NSF Science360 News Top Story Dr. Lei Yang, UNR

Dr. Lei Yang, UNR featured as the Top Story in January 8, 2018 NSF Science360 News. How the Wind Blows: investigating improved wind forecasting to harness clean energy potential. Part of the NSF Nevada EPSCoR Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project, #IIA-1301726.

*NEW* Pathways to STEM Nevada

Nevada EPSCoR launches online resource: Pathways to STEM Nevada (formerly Nevada STEM Pipeline)!  Discover STEM, explore different pathways to a STEM Career in Nevada.

NSF Science360 News Top Story Dr. Biswajit Das, UNLV

Dr. Biswajit Das, UNLV and his research team featured as the Top Story in December 15, 2017 NSF Science360 News. Using nanotechnology, not water, to clean solar panels. Part of the NSF Nevada EPSCoR Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project, #IIA-1301726.

NASA EPSCoR CAN Recipient Dr. Kwang Kim Elected to the Rank of NAI Fellow

Dr. Kwang Kim, NASA EPSCoR CAN Recipient, NV Energy Professor of Energy and Matter, ASME Fellow, University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Dr. Kim has been chosen for induction at the Fellows Induction Ceremony in April, 2018 in Washington DC, “having demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” Congratulations Dr. Kwang Kim!

Nevada NASA Space Grant Launches Far-Reaching Program

Nevada teachers took part in a program to promote interest in STEM fields using drones. The project partners included Nevada State College (NSC), the Desert Research Institute (DRI), and Clark County School District (CCSD). The 25 in-service teachers received Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training and participated in a lesson plan competition to use UAS to stimulate student interest in STEM fields. The winning teacher received a funded field trip to NSC for her AP physics class to receive hands-on practice with UAS.

3rd Quarter 2017 EPSCoR Highlights Now Available

STUDENT FOCUS: Students Dale Karas and Russell Pinnegar; 2017 Summer REX Program; Summer International Research Exchanges; Undergraduate Attends National Conference; 2017 Space Grant Consortium Student Awards; and Undergraduate Angela Garcia.