EPSCoR: Nevada EPSCoR provides a statewide interdisciplinary program that stimulates transformative research, education and outreach on effects of regional climate change on ecosystem resources and supports use of this knowledge by policy makers.
K-12 Seismic Network: The Nevada Seismological Laboratory is a research division within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Laboratory has overall responsibility for instrumental studies of earthquakes in the Nevada region. The laboratory operates a statewide network of seismographic stations and investigates the sizes, frequencies of occurrence, and distribution of earthquakes in the region, and other problems related to seismic risk in Nevada.
NNELI: Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative: The NNELI program is a National Professional Development grant program funded by the United States Department of Education. The grant was fully funded in May, 2012 by the Office of English Language Acquisition of the United States Department of Education. It is expected to continue for five years, with a total grant award of almost two million dollars ($1,935,167.) NNELI’s purpose is to improve instruction to English Learners (ELs) by providing professional development opportunities for pre-service and classroom teachers as well as paraprofessionals in Northern Nevada. The grant will assist with tuition for four classes leading to an ESL endorsement for pre-service teachers as well as 2 additional courses- one in Sheltered Instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the other in Academic Language in STEM. Classroom teachers will also receive graduate credit for taking the 2 STEM-related courses, but must already hold an ESL endorsement. Paraprofessionals in WCSD working with ELs will be recruited beginning in year 2 for nine free online modules that will serve their specific needs in the classroom. Tuition assistance includes payment of per-credit, In-State registration fee, and surcharge; students are responsible for all other per-credit mandatory and Out-of-State tuition charges. The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) will also help cover the costs of texts for NNELI courses.
NERDS: Nevada Educators Really Doing Science: The NERDS Institute combines a focus on professional development in science teaching with research in science education. Participants are asked to participate in the research by completing questionnaires and volunteering for short interviews throughout the process. The NERDS Institute is dedicated to helping teachers develop their skills in teaching science through the process of inquiry.
Newton Network: The Newton Network is designed to serve the teachers of Nevada by providing opportunities and communication to which they might not otherwise have access.