Education Outreach and Diversity


  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Gathering Genius STEM Coalition Partner
  • Staples Urban Environmental Challenge
  • Truckee Meadows Community College Summer Bridge Program
  • Western Tri-State Consortium partner

Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico NSF EPSCoR have joined programs forming a consortium of EPSCoR states with similar research agendas related to climate change and water resources. The consortium model significantly increases opportunities for scientific collaboration and enhances each state's ability to secure competitive funding and tackle complex climate change research agendas.

The vision of the Western Consortium for Cyberinfrastructure Development is to transform communication, climate change science, and education in our tri-state region. The overarching goal of the project is to promote knowledge transfer to scientists, educators, students, and citizens within and beyond the consortium by enhancing state cyberinfrastructure (CI) and to enable the community science that is required to address regional to global scientific and societal challenges related to climate change.

Each year the Consortium holds an annual meeting to further collaboration and develop  concurrent sessions, workshops and a poster competition. Please visit the 3rd Annual Tri-State Meeting page for more information.


Losing the Lake is a fun, educational game on the reasons for the declining water levels in Lake Mead (a topic of increasing importance). You can play the game on your own to learn more about this topic, or professors can use it as a learning activity.

UNLV Library Guide on Communicating Climate Change is an annotated list of resources on climate change communication, visualization, sustainability, entertainment, art, games, and teaching tips.

Other Resources

UNLV Multicultural Engineering Program

UNLV College of Science Student Organizations

UNLV College of Engineering Student Organizations

UNR Raggio Research Center for STEM Education

UNR College of Science

UNR Undergraduate Research

UNR Research in Nevada

UNR Knowledge Center