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NSSTA Partner and Other Science Education
News and Opportunities

Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    Please see message below about Engineers Week from Horrocks Engineers

    February 21-27 is Engineers Week, which is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of engineers and spread awareness among educators, parents, and students about the importance of STEM careers. 


    In honor of Engineers Week, our team at Horrocks Engineers has created a kid-friendly video series that explores simple engineering concepts through everyday questions. Although we would love to volunteer or present in local schools, communities to encourage students to explore STEM, we recognize that opportunities might be limited this year due to COVID-19. Please consider this video series our contribution to inspire the engineers of tomorrow and share it with your educators if you think it would be valuable to them. Linked below are additional resources to learn more about Engineers Week with activities for students. 

    Best wishes, and happy Engineers Week! 

    Krupa Desai

    Click Here to Watch Our First Imagining Tomorrow Video! 
    We will be posting a new video each day throughout Engineers Week on our Youtube channel, so please stay tuned!

    For more information about Engineers Week, please visit the following links:

    About Engineers Week 

    Engineers Week Activity Ideas 



    Krupa Desai, 
    Communications Specialist

    1401 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 160 
    Henderson, Nevada 89074



  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)'s Nevada Affiliate is pleased to announce the 2021 Inspirations Award.

    The goal of the award is to encourage and inspire middle school girls to become aware of and consider pursuing careers in Technology and STEM career fields.

    Middle school girls can be nominated or directly apply for the award thru March 1st. 

    Nominations can be made by a counselor, teacher, parent, family member, or any community person over the age of 18.

    In addition, 8th-grade female students can directly apply for the award using the same link below.

    Nomination/Application Link:

    Final selections will be made and the girls will be notified by March 8 so that they can attend the Virtual NCWIT Awards Ceremony on April 24 with their family.  All nominators are encouraged to attend as well.

    If you have any questions about the award or the application, then please email directly at


    National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)

    Instagram: ncwit.nevada
    Twitter: @NCWIT_Nevada  

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

     The Nevada Science Center in collaboration with Mr. Ralph Krauss from Edutainment Learning and the Pinecrest Foundation invites you and your class on FREE Virtual Field Trips! *Pre-registration Required* 

    These one-of-a-kind LIVE virtual events bring students and educators out into field with scientists and professionals to bring engaging topics virtually right to your computer or device. Students K-12 can take part in two-way questions and answer scenarios from expert guest speakers. Register with link below, educators will have to register to share the presentation during distant learning instruction by screen sharing and having students spotlight the presentation, or if share in your classroom if your students have returned. 

    Friday February 26, 2021 11am PST (2pm EST) 
    W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore 

    Join curator Garrett Barmore from the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum on the campus of the University of Nevada-Reno, as he explores and shares the collection of minerals, fossils, rocks, and mining history of the 113-year-old museum. Garrett will show students how museum professionals care for thousands of objects by sharing stories, objects, and answering questions. Check out this virtual field trip if you have ever wondered what it would be like to work at a museum! Register Here 

    *Please note registration will be on EST as we broadcast nationwide* 

     All Virtual Field Trips are recorded, and can be accessed through YouTube at Nevada Science Center 

    Any questions or concerns email 

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Join the National Atomic Testing Museum for a special presentation featuring Dr. Erica Marti, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, and STEM Ambassadors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Marti and the STEM Ambassadors will be discussing the Tech Trekker program and demonstrating a “Solar-Powered Fan and Light” activity. Using a photovoltaic panel, this activity explores the energy transfer from the sun into electricity and then from electricity to motion and light energy.


    Preregister for the March 20th webinar here:

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    Application Due March 26, 2021

    Designation as a Governor's STEM School denotes that the school  meets the highest standards of STEM instruction and is a model for schools around the state. Designations may be used to promote the  school.

    Apply Here:

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    For high school students and current high school STEM teachers, JSTI is a two-week research experience. The middle school JSTI program lasts one-week. The goal of JSTI is to provide students and teachers with an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, team building, and research projects mentored by professional researchers while also gaining exposure to various STEM careers.

    There are JSTI opportunities in two locations: New Mexico (JSTI West) and Maryland (JSTI East). Eligibility for each program is different.

    JSTI East:

    JSTI West:

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (UCSB) will hold its annual high school teachers conference, White Dwarfs as Cosmic Laboratories, on April 10, 2021.

    The registration deadline is March 14. There is no registration fee.

    Register Here:

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)
    The Nevada Division of Minerals still has some openings for live virtual classroom sessions for the spring.  They have several educational presentations related to earth science, minerals, and mining. They may also be available for career day programs for schools.  Teachers can request career day presentations or regular presentations when they sign up.  Book a date and time, then specific details can be discussed when they make contact with the teacher.


    The website is .

    For any questions, please reach out to Garrett Wake at

  • Friday, February 19, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    Join Albert Einstein Distinguished Educators at NASA Rachael Arens and Michael Guarraia on March 4, 2021 for a freestyle conversation and workshop with the NASA AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) to learn how to use NASA technologies and practices in authentic, experiential learning STEM environments. Members can partner with the NASA AREN Project to access kite-based “AEROKATS” and remote-controlled aquatic and land-based “ROVERS” that collect remotely sensed Earth observations that students can graph and analyze!

    Through this program, educators gain the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and learn real-life protocols and field operations conducted by NASA! This webinar is suitable for all grades K-12.

    Gain access to registration and the flyer.

  • Friday, February 19, 2021 3:30 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    Free Minecraft competitions teach STEM skills 

    • Kids will learn about physics and agriculture/environment in fun Minecraft challenges
    • Can be used in class or as an enrichment activity for kids at home
    • Detailed guidance provided via video; no need to be a Minecraft expert
    • Minecraft Education Edition will be provided free to students who need it
    • Mapped to ISTE, NGSS, and other relevant standards
    • Graphics and other info available for you to use in newsletter / social media


    nasef farmcraft logo NEWTM

    NASEF Farmcraft™ 2021 is a student challenge to successfully create farms and grow foods in Minecraft! Apply and adapt agricultural production techniques in different unique environmental biomes. Participation is free and open to individuals of all ages, especially grades 3-12 (ages 8-18). Learn more here.

    NASEF Rube Goldberg - Final

    Build a digital Rube Goldberg Machine in Minecraft Education that completes a simple task in the most fun and overly complicated way possible. Watch tutorials to learn how to create working simple machines, then string them together to create a wacky chain-reaction contraption. Learn more here


    Have questions? Contact NASEF Communications Director Claire LaBeaux at

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