Dream Big – Engineering our World

SUNDAY, MAY 21st, 2017: See Dream Big in Las Vegas at the UNLV Science and Engineering Auditorium! Dream Big is a HUGE film. Literally. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Dream Big will transform students’ understanding of engineering and inspire them to learn more about the “E” in STEM. But it’s more than a film. Teachers have access to a variety of educational resources including an Educator Guide with 12 lesson plans for grades K-12 that align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), 50 hands-on engineering activities and 10 educational videos. These resources can be found at www.DiscoverE.org/DreamBig.

Summer Research EXperience (REX) Program

The Summer Research EXperience is a six-week long research program offered for High School and Community College students. We aim to provide an introductory STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research experience to students who have no formal research training beyond high school courses. This program is especially useful for students who are considering enrolling as a STEM major in college or who are taking introductory college courses (first/second year) in a STEM major. The program runs from June 26 to August 4, 2017.

If accepted, students are expected to: 1) Work 30 hours each week on research. Any time off must be approved by the REX Coordinator and your supervising faculty member. 2) Attend weekly workshops and trainings. For the most part, these will take place during your regular 30 work hours. 3) Complete your poster and report by the end of the program. This may require time outside of your regular work hours. Applications are due April 1, 2017.

Solar NEXUS Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate funding opportunities are released throughout the year for the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research ‘EPSCoR’ grant.  All open opportunities can be found by visiting the Solar NEXUS website. Contact Marcie Jackson, Research Administrator with questions.

Nevada NASA Programs Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate and graduate funding opportunities are released throughout the year for NASA Space Grant and for NASA EPSCoR.  All open opportunities can be found by visiting the Nevada NASA Programs website.  Contact Gibran Chavez-Gudino, Research Administrator with questions.