STEM Saturdays

An adult and child build a geologic model with colorful clay.

The letters S, T, E and M are in the forefront of atom, calculator and gear sketches.

Welcome to STEM Saturdays, a free monthly event presented by Nevada National Security Sites (NNSS), the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the Atomic Museum! STEM Saturdays bring together the Las Vegas community and local subject matter experts for educational topics, activities and insights into how STEM influences various career paths. Lunch and prize raffles are also included in the programming.

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Highlights from previous STEM Saturdays

Students learned about geologic modeling and how it is used at the NNSS, then made their very own clay models!

Two boys prepare to create a geologic model with purple, red and green clay.
Core samples of volcanic rocks in a tray.

NNSS employees showcased geology and geophysics, using a sandbox model to demonstrate tectonic forces.

A student examines a science demonstration.
Students interact with geology-themed props on a table.
An NNSS employee demonstrates a science activity to students.

November 4, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Nevada program team presented about groundwater and what happens when it encounters different mediums at the Site.

October 7, 2023

NNSS Fire & Rescue personnel met with dozens of students and families to share how STEM integrates with with their career fields. Special tours of the 1950s Seagrave engine and an ambulance along with hands-on demonstrations of Fire & Rescue gear and equipment followed the presentation.