A NNSS employee gives a demonstration to students raising their hands.

NNSS Outreach & Engagement | January – March 2024 spotlight

A NNSS employee gives a demonstration to students raising their hands.

Year-round, NNSS employees make a difference in STEM education and community outreach. Learn more about our January through March 2024 highlights.

Field trips, with visits to:
Atomic Museum
Ernest A. Becker Middle School
Duane D. Keller Middle School
Canyon Springs High School

STEM Saturdays, featuring:
NNSS Geology
NASA at the NNSS

NNSS STEM volunteer hours by 13 employees

Nevada Future City | Platinum Sponsor
In addition to being the 2024 platinum sponsor for the Nevada Future City Competition, NNSS graphic artists designed and produced event print collateral. Our STEM leaders have also proudly served as special award presenters in past competitions.

Students present a city model onstage.
Students stand beneath a slide thanking event sponsors.

Clark County School District Book Bus | Chapter Book Level Sponsor
To promote literacy and a love for reading, every K-12 Southern Nevada student who boards the Book Bus gets to select titles of their choosing to take home and build their own personal libraries. The project aims to distribute 75,000 new books throughout the year.

Students line up in front of a colorful bus while displaying books they selected for reading.

FIRST Nevada | Leader in Technology Sponsor
FIRST, a nonprofit organization, engages the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade level through FIRST LEGO League, seventh through 12th grade level through FIRST Tech Challenge and high school level through FIRST Robotics Competition, inspiring students to apply science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics principles through its core values of discovery, innovation, impact, teamwork, inclusion and fun.

“We are the largest employer in Southern Nevada of technical and STEM-related people, and we do it with FIRST Robotics alumni. FIRST Nevada and FIRST Robotics are training the young men and women who are going to continue to secure the nation for our kids, grandkids and all of our families. That’s why we at the NNSS are all in with our support of FIRST Nevada.”

MSTS President and FIRST Nevada Board Member Garrett “Sack” Harencak

Nevada Science Bowl | First place: Davidson Academy
For the fifth consecutive year, Davidson Academy championed the Nevada Science Bowl, now celebrating 34 years. Students received funds to support their school’s STEM programming and represented the Silver State at the Department of Energy National Science Bowl.

Volunteers and students smile in a classroom.

Nevada Reading Week
In celebration of Nevada Reading Week March 4 to 8, NNSS employees met with students in 22 Helen Anderson Toland International Academy classrooms to read their favorite stories and promote books available through the school library.

Elementary school students with a NNSS volunteer inside a classroom.

Davidson Academy wins fifth consecutive Nevada Science Bowl title
33 Years of Academic Excellence: Nevada Science Bowl Inspires Student Passion for STEM
Nevada Science Bowl inspires students to pursue STEM careers
Fueling the future through Outreach
NNSS invests in next generation of STEAM leaders with FIRST Nevada