Engineering for Kids Camps & Classes

Engineering for Kids brings the excitement of STEM education to children, through hands-on experiments. Our camps, for ages 4 through 14, nurture students’ natural curiosity by guiding them in experiments that will show them the real-world relevance of the theory they learned in school.
Our campers are divided into three age groups with age appropriate curriculum. (Grades K-1, Grades 2-5 and Grades 6-8)
Here are some of our current offerings:
3D Printing & CAD, VEX Robotics, Lego EV3 Robotics, Coding, Minecraft & Roblox Moding, Hands-on Engineering, Video Game Design and much more!

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 or email Emily Ong, Community Partner Manager, at

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.


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.


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.

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.

Girls Math & Technology Program at UNR

The Girls and Technology program provides learning opportunities, resources, and participation in a community of support that better prepares girls to enhance the quality of their academic, vocational, and everyday lives and to contribute to advancement of the wider society.Our mission is to support and encourage girls from varied backgrounds to increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in mathematics, as well as technology use for mathematics learning.

Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is the premier place in Las Vegas to explore the valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, a botanical garden, hiking, trails, and live animal shows. Our mission is to create a visitor experience that builds culture and community, inspires environmental stewardship and celebrates the vibrant history of the Las Vegas Valley.