Resources for Educators
The Science Alive program at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) conducts various STEM education and engagement programs to support pre K-12 educators in Nevada. Science Alive provides inquiry-based STEM curriculum kits called Green Boxes and STEM Kits, offer periodic educator trainings and provide school support in the form of speakers, field trips and other special opportunities. All resources and events are provided FREE to any formal or informal Nevada educator.
The Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is home to some of the most advanced STEM resources in Nevada! Among these resources are fiber optics and robotics labs, sure to delight any budding roboticist.
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences to PreK-12 students and teachers all across the United States. Many of these experiences focus on building real-world skills through engaging, hands-on lessons.
Research and Publications
- VEX Robotics Competition Evaluation
- VEX Robotics Program: Gender Differences in Attitude, Engagement, and Performance
- Impacts of a Summer Robotics Program on Regular Year Attendance September 2014
- The Development of an Instrument to Measure the Self-Efficacy of Students Participating in VEX Robotics Competitions
- The Condition of STEM 2016
- The Impact of Participation in VEX Robotics Competition on Middle and High School Students’ Interest in Pursuing STEM Studies and STEM-Related Careers