Raggio Research Center

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Welcome to the website for the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education. The Raggio Research Center (RRC) for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education was created in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002 as an educational outreach and training facility for primarily STEM education and STEM fields.

The RRC advances the theory and practice of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through collaborative research, development, instruction, dissemination, leadership, and outreach.


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Current Projects

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The Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers

The Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers (CBESS) program is a five-year, multi-collaborative, multi-disciplinary initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health. It is a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), a highly prestigious and competitive award that aims to increase linguistic diversity in science, engineering, technology, math and health care fields. 

Learn More About CBESS


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Nevada Educators Really Doing Science (NERDS)

The Nevada Educators Really Doing Science program is a year-long program, funded by the EPSCoR Nexus grant. The program combines a focus on professional development in science teaching with research in science education. NERDS is dedicated to helping teachers develop their skills through the process of inquiry and documenting research the process. 

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Northern Nevada Energy Efficiency Teacher Training Initiative

The Northern Nevada Energy Efficiency Teacher Training Initiative (NNEETTI) program is intended to train grade 7-12 teachers in innovative energy efficiency technology content, which will allow them to engage students in authentic data access, manipulation, and analysis. Participants will be able to research energy phenomena in order to create energy saving plans for their schools.

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Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative

The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) program aims to improve instruction to English Learners (ELs) by providing specific English as a Second Language (ESL) training for undergraduates to procure an ESL Endorsement as part of their undergraduate teacher licensure program at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

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Contact Us

Contact Raggio Research Center (0432)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


Phone (775) 784-8288

Fax (775) 327-2016

William J. Raggio, Room 4001