The successful STEM Career Investigation Program (SCIP), part of the statewide EPSCoR Nexus grant, concluded its second year for high school sophomore, junior and seniors in Nevada. The goal of SCIP is to provide students with opportunities to observe research and career presentations by scientists and engineers in a wide array of specialities in order to understand the the STEM disciplines are integrated.
During the six sessions of the 2014 SCIP program, students were introduced to marine biology and research conducted in Antarctica; the advances of robotics in computer science and engineering; and research being conducted at the UNR Biology department on the side effects of Ephedra. During other sessions, students learned about research with mud and analyzed mud cores samples from research being conducted in the UNR Geology department. The UNR Mining Engineering department used videos to explore Nevada mines and mining-engineering students shared the job opportunities they look forward to after completing their higher education.