Learn2Code.Live

At Learn2Code, students from top tier universities teach coding to kids in structured live online coding classes. We enable easy access to high quality beginner to advanced level coding lessons for kids. In Learn2Code classes, students write, test and debug code with an instructor over live video classes. The classes are held in private, semi-private or group environments. Learn2Code programs inspire creativity and confidence among kids, and hone their problem solving skills. Moreover, Learn2Code instructors are students of top tier universities who also serve as role models to further motivate the kids.

Regeneron Science Talent Search

The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019 application is now open! High school seniors across the United States are invited to share their original research projects and apply to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious STEM competition, where they could win up to $250,000.

The top 300 scholars receive $2,000 each, and their schools also receive $2,000—that’s funding for STEM education in your community. Forty finalists will be invited to compete in the finals week competition in Washington, DC, all expenses paid. Every finalist receives at least $25,000 and if named in the top 10, could win between $40,000 and $250,000.

The application will close on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8pm ET, but interested students are encouraged to open applications early in order to receive tips and reminders. There are no limits to the number of students who can enter from any school, region or state, and students may submit research from any year of high school. The program is free. Please email sts@societyforscience.org with any questions you may have about the application process.

Girls Who Code Clubs

Girls Who Code is the national non-profit that works to inspire, educate and equip girls with the skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Our vision is to reach gender parity in computing and technology sectors.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Clubs meet 2 hours per week after school or on weekends during the academic year.

Clubs can be hosted in schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations, or nonprofits.

They are led by Facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members.

Club girls are prepared for the future of work through the following pillars:

Sisterhood: Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers & role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists. Beyond the Club, girls can tap into an alumni network of tens of thousands of girls across the country who are using computer science to solve problems they care about.

Code: Club girls learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Returning Clubs girls can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets.

Impact: Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.

For more information about our programs and how to join, please visit our website at www.girlswhocode.com/clubs/ or email Emily Ong, Community Partner Manager, at emily.ong@girlswhocode.com.

Science Alive

Science Alive conducts education and outreach for the Desert Research Institute (DRI), a global scientific research and development institute under the Nevada System of Higher Education. The mission of Science Alive is to support pre-K-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need, so all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in our community. Science Alive achieves our mission by providing inquiry based STEM Curriculum through our Green Boxes, offering Teacher Trainings and Workshops throughout the school year, and through School Support in the form of speakers, field trips, and special opportunities.

SOL Traveler

The Sol Traveler: A Portable Solar Energy Classroom Kit is a great way to introduce students to engineering and solar energy and a free resource for Nevada teachers! (Recommended for grades 8th-12th) The Sol Traveler is a compact solar water heater that uses two types of solar energy. A 10-watt photovoltaic panel provides power to pump the water and a thermal panel absorbs the sun?s energy to heat the water. Included with the Sol Traveler educational kit is a guide that shows how to set up the kit and instructions for a laboratory experiment involving data collection, analysis, and calculations.

Engineer Girl Contest

Every year EngineerGirl hosts a writing contest to encourage students, grades 3-12, to investigate engineering and the ways that it shapes our world. Our hope is that the competition can spark discussion and activities that can enhance or extend the material you are already teaching.Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. Usually the announcement is posted in the fall with judging and winners announced in the spring or summer. Write your essay according to the current topic and format found on our website.

ExploraVison

The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2-4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles. Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time.

eCybermisson

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Your team will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards. eCYBERMISSION challenges you to explore how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics work in your world.

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.

Nevada Agricultural Education & FFA

School-based agricultural education (SBAE) is an essential educational program delivered through career and technical education in Nevada for students desiring to learn about the science, business, and technology of plant and animal production and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems. Consists of three principle components: contextual, inquiry-based instruction; premiere leadership, personal growth and career success through engagement in FFA; and experiential, service and/or work-based learning through supervised agricultural experience programs.