The foundation for a strong workforce begins in the classroom. In order to adapt to the changing economic climate there needs to be a focus on developing a high-quality STEM pipeline that begins in the K-12 classrooms and continues through to college and beyond. There are a number of initiatives and programs that were started or continued in the Nexus project to educate students and teachers with the goal of increasing awareness and excitement about solar energy and the STEM disciplines as a whole.
Develop a Sustainable STEM Workforce by Creating a Pipeline of STEM-Trained Students, Educators, and Workers
- STEM Career Investigation Program (SCIP)
- Nevada Educators Really Doing Solar (NERDS)
- Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Bilingual Online Peer Sessions (STEMBOPS)
- Student Interactions with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (SISTEM)
- Other Workforce Development Activities
- Secondary Science Teacher Professional Development: NGSS Engineering Design