The state of Nevada has a compelling need for education and workforce training for its citizens in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Nevada has distinct regional differences, both economically and demographically. The distribution of the population in Nevada makes it simultaneously one of the most urban states in the nation and one of the most rural.
The System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR office is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Our mission is to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary learning among NSHE institutions and to enable alignment of our efforts with the needs of the state to increase research competitiveness. Our goal is to create new opportunities in Nevada for workforce development and to promote the development of STEM disciplines for the state.
Pathways to STEM Nevada (formerly Nevada STEM Pipeline) has been developed as a resource to engage students, teachers, parents, and the community in STEM education and employment. This effort is at the forefront to increase the number of students interested in pursuing college degrees with the overarching goal of strengthening our future workforce and economic development in the state.