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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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  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:31 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada STEM Framework 2021 has recently been updated and describes the attributes of a Nevada STEM school. The framework was developed by the Nevada STEM Advisory Council to meet Nevada’s STEM needs and encompass research-based elements of high-quality, successful STEM schools. The Framework can be used as a self-assessment or as a tool to expand STEM education.

    For more information contact Tracey Howard at

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:30 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    STEM providers across the State are invited to apply for the Regional STEM Network grants! There is $50,000 available to advance STEM in the NorthwesternRural, and Southern regionsPre-Applications due 10/1/21Read more about each region’s direction on the OSIT Website

    Contact Tracey Howard at for more information

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:29 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    High school students are invited to apply for the Fall 2021 SISTEM (Student Interactions with Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  This program, sponsored by the UNLV Howard Hughes College of Engineering, is a series of talks and hands-on activities that will allow high school students to learn about careers and research in STEM.  Through five engaging sessions, participating students will be able to connect with STEM professionals in various fields.  Completion of the program will be a great addition to a student's academic resume. Applications are being accepted until October 5th.  Participants may choose between attending in person on the UNLV campus (limited number of spaces) or attending remotely by Zoom. High school students outside of southern Nevada may sign up to attend remotely. There is no cost to participate, but students who are accepted into the program are expected to participate in all five sessions which are held on five Tuesday evenings in Oct/Nov.

    See attached flyer and brochure for additional details, the link to the application, and for the contact information should you have additional questions.  

    This information may also be accessed at


    Contact for More Info:

    Yanai Avila
    Phone: (702)680-5271


  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:27 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    UNLV's Oh Lab of Neurogenetics and Precision Medicine is providing a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Please see flyers for information:

    For any questions, please contact:

    Tiffany Chen

    Program Coordinator

    Oh Lab of Neurogenetics and Precision Medicine

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Office: 702-895-2920

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:55 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Southern Nevada Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Please share the attached flyer and Entry Form with teachers who would like to share the opportunity with their students.  Entries and entry forms can be submitted via an online form (preferred) or via US Mail.  All information and links can be found on the attached documents.  Contact Dr. Erica Marti at if you have any questions.  Entries are due by October 24, 2021 by 11:59 PM PT.  Thank you.  

    Flyer & More Information

    URL for online submission: 

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:50 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The American Chemical Society Southern Nevada Local Section announces the annual Chemistry Poster Competition.  See attached flyer for information, guidelines, and links.  Submissions will be digital and are due by 8:00 PM Monday November 22, 2021.  

    Flyer and more info here: 

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:51 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    See flyer below.  Please contact Amy Page or Paula Garrett at with questions

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 10:24 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

     Calling all 6th-12th grade educators
    Launch your ideas to new heights this year in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge!   Students across the nation between 6th-12th grade can compete to launch technology and research payloads on NASA-supported commercial suborbital flights!

    From remote sensing and climate research to microgravity experiments and technologies to explore the Moon, schools are invited to join NASA in its mission to advance space exploration and enhance our knowledge of Earth.

    Teachers are invited to pre-register today to stay informed and receive TechRise content, including curricula, summer workshops(see below), and events as they become available.

    This week, on July 28 OR August 11 you can dive into the basics of electronics  , coding ⌨️, and designing for flight  in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge, Educator Summer Workshops.

    Space is limited, RSVP to save your spot!

  • Friday, June 11, 2021 9:07 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) has produced a STEM asset map to help educators  identify potential STEM education partners. 

  • Friday, June 11, 2021 9:04 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) have produced several videos to help schools understand what constitutes a Model, Established, and Developing STEM School. 

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