Nevada Robotics at DRI

In 2018, as part of the Tesla Education Investment, Nevada Robotics was established to provide state-wide professional development for educators to bring more CS-STEM to the classroom. To date, Nevada Robotics has hosted over 70 hands-on trainings and provides on-going support to schools and teachers in all corners of Nevada. Nevada Robotics has successfully trained over 2,000 teachers reaching 200,000 students in grades PK-12. The mission is to support robotics, drones, engineering, & computer science in PK-12 education: focusing on Title 1, rural, and reservation schools. The vision is for all students across Nevada to think creatively and solve complex problems through hands-on robotics education.

United States Drone Soccer

Drone soccer is a thrilling indoor team sport played with radio controlled quadcopters in protective exoskeletons designed for collisions. Five player teams face off in a netted arena where they ram and block the opposing team to prevent them from scoring. But before pilots can compete they must first learn to build, program, fly, and repair high-performance drones, learning engineering skills towards exciting careers in aviation.


DIRT is a Nevada based non-profit that focuses on bridging the gap between STEM education, research, and working professionals in the infrastructure and development industries though real-world application and immersion learning.

DIRT will push the industry standards for how to approach the many obstacles we face as humans who are rapidly developing while balancing our responsibilities to the environment around us.

We believe strong foundations make better building, and it all starts with innovative education.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

UNLV Independent Summer Research Studies

UNLV Independent Studies are an opportunity for advanced students in the College of Science to explore their desired major. Independent study courses vary among departments within the College of Science. It is strongly advised that students interested in this program seek input from an advisor, the department or school chair and/or the College of Sciences Advising Center.

UNR Renewable Energy Program

Renewable energy is an important topic that cuts across academic disciplines. The University offers two programs in renewable energy, open to students in all fields, that are designed to complement their chosen field of study by exposing them to crucial technical, economic and social issues relevant to renewable energy.?

Summer Research EXperience (REX)

The Summer Research EXperience is a six-week long research program offered for High School and Community College students. We aim to provide an introductory STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research experience to students who have no formal research training beyond high school courses. The program lasts from June 26 to August 4. Students must be 18 years or older and they receive a stipend of $1200.

The Planetarium

Welcome to Southern Nevada’s only public planetarium, where the stars are literally the stars of the show. Our 68-seat theater features an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 high definition hemispheric video projection system that creates virtual realities on an impressive dome surrounding the audience.

We present different events and shows to the general public on weekends and to local schools on weekday mornings. In addition, the Las Vegas Astronomical Society calls our planetarium home, and the CSN college astronomy professors use the facilities during introductory astronomy courses.

Pathways to Science offers a search portal of over 1,500 STEM programs across the United States for students from high school through the graduate level. An online resource library provides students with professional development resources designed to assist students in finding and applying to programs. Resources for faculty focus on tools and strategies for increasing minority participation in the sciences. is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). IBP’s mission is to increase diversity in the STEM fields.