Education, Outreach, and Workforce

Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR to promote the opportunities and collaborations within science, research, education, and technology for NSHE institutions in Nevada

Overview

Nevada EPSCoR seeks to expand opportunities for a more diverse faculty, staff and student population, which is essential for the success of our state’s and nation’s scientific and technical well-being.  Diversity brings different perspectives, skill sets, and helps broaden our vision. We recognize that geographic and societal challenges exist that require pragmatic solutions with achievable and measureable goals.  Nevada EPSCoR strives to enhance diversity in all elements of EPSCoR programs while increasing participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Mission

Nevada EPSCoR Education, Outreach & Diversity (EOD) supports interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching, research and service activities. These activities involve partnerships across disciplines and education in Nevada.

Nevada EPSCoR EOD brings together professionals from the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and education to share expertise and knowledge from their fields. These collaborations support research and development efforts that provide pathways into careers in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Education (Science & Mathematics Teaching K-20).

Goals

  • Increase the number and quality of STEM educators and STEM professionals in the region and country
  • Increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering and continuing through STEM career pathways and higher education
  • Develop and implement institutional partnerships that support exemplary practices and policies in STEM education

Education

Nevada EPSCoR EOD brings together professionals from the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and education to share expertise and knowledge from their fields. These collaborations support research and development efforts that provide pathways into careers in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Education (Science & Mathematics Teaching K-20).

Scholarships awarded through EPSCoR  (NSF, NASA, Space Grant)
5000

Scholarships awarded through EPSCoR (NSF, NASA, Space Grant)

Graduate research assistantships funded
2700

Graduate research assistantships funded

Faculty new hires at Nevada  higher education institutions
190

Faculty new hires at Nevada higher education institutions

Scholarships awarded  through EPSCoR  (NSF, NASA, Space Grant)
82

Scholarships awarded through EPSCoR (NSF, NASA, Space Grant)

Outreach

Broaden direct participation of diverse individuals, institutions and organizations.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Laboratory Experiences & Field Trips

Other Activities

Videos

Workforce

The System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR Office (SPO) is part of the Higher Education (NSHE). Our goal is to create new opportunities in the State of Nevada for workforce development and promote the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines for the state.

To support our goal and those of the Nevada Science & Technology Plan, prepared by the Research Affairs Council, we developed a centralized pathway for Nevada students and parents starting with K-12 programs encouraging STEM participation and ending with finding STEM employment in Nevada, as well as stops along the pathway in discovering STEM careers, college, and research.

Diversity

Institutional commitment to diversity will enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minority (URM) students and women in STEM disciplines. The overall efforts of EOD regarding diversity include increasing efforts to recruit and retain URM students and women in EPSCoR scientific research, and more broadly, in STEM disciplines.