Mission, Vision & History

Who We Are

The Nevada STEM Coalition was founded in 2010.  Our organization is governed by Gathering Genius, Inc. (G² Inc.), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2006.

Mission

The Nevada STEM Coalition was founded by Gathering Genius, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to promote leadership and collaboration among business, community, education, and government stakeholders to develop nationally recognized science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for ALL Nevada students EC-12.

Vision

ALL Nevada students are provided the inspiration and opportunity to attain the necessary skills in STEM to be productive in their personal, work and civic lives.  We look forward to the day when Nevada produces the skilled and innovative STEM workforce required to develop an internationally competitive and diversified economy that attracts key industries to our state.

History

G² Inc. raised over $1 million and hosted the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno. Some of the brightest high school students from over 55 countries competed for over $1.5 million in scholarships.  Many participants said that it was one of the
best-run fairs in 20 years.

G² Inc. met with interest groups in 2010 and formed the Nevada STEM Coalition of individuals, organizations, districts, and businesses that have a stake in increasing the numbers of capable students interested in STEM jobs, degrees, and careers.  In 2011 we established a website of resources, www.nvstem.org, expanded our Coalition, and increased the conversation about STEM education in the state.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, G² Inc. raised $100,000 and hosted the first annual Nevada STEM Summit in Las Vegas in March 2012.  This was the first time that many STEM educators across the state had had a chance to meet and talk about the challenges surrounding science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the state.  We produced a background briefing book that contains valuable information about the state of STEM education: Nevada STEM Coalition Summit Briefing Book 2012.  We disseminated a final report that discusses in detail what teachers, supervisors, businesspeople,legislators, and community members see as challenges and needs for STEM education in Nevada and what recommendations they have for implementing reform: Nevada STEM Coalition Inaugural 2013 STEM Summit Final Report.

After the summit G² Inc. raised $25,000 in sponsorships and hosted two days of workshops with Nevada STEM Coalition members to generate the outline of a strategic plan for the next 12 months, based on the results of the summit. Results of the 2012 STEM Summit guided our target goals.  G² Inc. and the STEM Coalition members will implement this plan using G² Inc. as a fiscal agent, driver, promoter, and advocate to the community and government.  We have produced a report of our progrss and 2013 goals and objectives: Nevada STEM Coalition Report and Strategic Plan 2013.

 

 

 

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