Nevada Robotics in the News

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June 2, 2023

Thank you, Mike Kazmierski

Mike also has been a champion for robotics education in K-12, providing funding through EDAWN for a robotics coordinator. This support has augmented the great work of DRI/Nevada Robotics, helping to train teachers and providing robotics equipment so that all our students have the resources needed for learning the 21st-century skills our modern economy requires…

October 10, 2022

Nevada Gold Mines supports DRI’s Nevada Robotics

RENO — To address the economic need for a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce in Nevada, the goal is to bring robotics and engineering to every school across the state. With support from Nevada Gold Mines, Nevada’s educators are able to increase STEM education in the classroom with hands-on robotics training and support…

February 7, 2022

Las Vegas Student Celebrates Bar Mitzvah by Raising Funds…

Philanthropy comes in many different forms and sometimes from unexpected places. Caleb, a Las Vegas middle schooler, chose to give back to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. Caleb reached out to DRI’s Nevada Robotics program with a desire to help raise money to give greater access to robots for students at a Title 1 middle school …

May 14, 2021

Reno Tech Company Contributes to School Robotics Education

Virginia Turner and Bob Pratte, teachers at Traner Middle Schools in Reno, NV, were at the receiving end of a generous donation made by TrainerRoad to help foster STEM education in the Washoe County School District. Based in Reno, TrainerRoad is a virtual bicycle training and technology company…

Jan 22, 2021

Workforce Development Downtown: K-12 Robotics Center

The past will soon meet the future of workforce development in the historic Southside Studio, operated by the University of Nevada, Reno in downtown Reno. K-12 robotics competition teams help to stimulate interest and development in robotics, computer science, engineering and automation, and these teams need large, open areas in which to design, build and test their creations…

Feb 27, 2020

Nevada Gold Mines Donates $100,000 to DRI’s Nevada Robotics…

Robotics clubs and competitions have become popular in many Nevada middle and high schools in recent years, but opportunities for participation at the elementary school level have so far been limited. This is set to change, thanks to a new grant from Nevada Gold Mines to the Nevada Robotics program…

Jul 19, 2018

Tesla Selects DRI’s Science Alive Program to Develop Statewide Teacher Training Infrastructure Focused on Robotics and STEM.

The Desert Research Institute is proud to announce that the DRI Science Alive K-12 Outreach Program has been selected as one of several recipients of the first round of funding through Tesla’s new Nevada K-12 Education Investment Fund…

Apr 16, 2019

Nevada Higher Education Institutions Partner with Tesla in New Robotics Academy For Teachers

The Desert Research Institute (DRI), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are partnering with Tesla to help Nevada’s teachers go from curious to confident in coaching robotics programs….

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Apr 16, 2019

New Robotics Academy of Nevada to Offer K-12 Teacher Trainings

The Robotics Academy of Nevada – a new statewide professional development program funded by Tesla’s K-12 Education Investment Fund – is being developed by the Desert Research Institute…

Jun 20, 2019

Campus-based, Tesla-supported Academy Helps Teachers Advance STEM…

The Robotics Academy of Nevada is helping 60 Northern Nevada middle and high-school teachers sharpen their teaching skills, introduce engineering and robotics into their classrooms…

May 23, 2019

UNLV, Tesla Partner on Robotics Academy for K-12 Teachers

The Robotics Academy of Nevada – a new statewide professional development program funded by Tesla’s K-12 Education Investment Fund – will launch this summer…

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Jul 20, 2018

Tesla to Donate a Total of $37.5M for Education in NV

Tesla officials say a $1.5 million grant is only the beginning of their investment in K-12 education in Nevada

Jul 19, 2018

Tesla Announces Initial $1.5M in K-12 Education Grants

As part of its commitment to contribute $37.5 million over five years to K-12 education in Nevada, Tesla announced an initial $1.5 million in funding grants at today’s Nevada Board of Education meeting…

Jul 20, 2015

Tesla to Invest $37.5 Million in Nevada’s K-12 Education System

Tesla is known for electric cars that go from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. But many outside of Nevada may not know that the company is opening a new facility in Reno and heavily investing in the state’s K-12 education system…

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