STEM at CSN
On this page you will find helpful STEM resources for our students and community, and learn what the college is doing to address this need.
If you are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at CSN, you can find our more by searching through our Areas of Study and Skills Certificates and Degrees, visiting our Schools, viewing Gainful Employment information and looking into the opportunities offered through CTE College Credit.
STEM Innovation and Impact Fund RFP
The STEM Steering Committee is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 recipients of the STEM Innovation and Impact Fund: Curriculum Development of Students to Industry Standards, led by Douglas Sims, and ESHS Outreach Activities to Recruit and Retain Students, led by Patricia Armour.
The STEM Innovation and Impact Fund RFP is now open for faculty and staff to apply. The submitted RFP must be one PDF, with the supporting materials included to the application. All applications must be received by Friday, March 20 at 5:00 pm to be considered.
- Application - the submitted proposal must be one PDF document
- Budget Form - this format must be used and an Excel version is in the email announcement
- Approval Form - must be included in the application
- Assessment Plan Approval - designated individuals must review your assessment plan and their approval must be included in the application
- Scoring Rubric - what the STEM Steering Committee will use to score the proposals
- FAQ - additional information on the allowable expenses and deliverable aspects of the grant
Please contact Kristen Dwyer with any questions.
Upcoming STEM Events in the Community
Urban Chamber of Commerce IT Roundtable
Wednesday, January 15 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Urban Chamber of Commerce.
Find out more here.
VetsinTech Las Vegas Education Meetup
Friday, January 17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at AFWERX.
Find out more here.
Making Connections - Women Veterans Conference
Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Texas Station.
Find out more here.
Upcoming STEM Events at CSN
Tips for Preparing Research and Other Grants
Thursday, January 16 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at our North Las Vegas campus in H211.
This is a Convocation session hosted by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
STEM Innovation & Impact Fund and Spirit of CSN
Due on Friday, March 20 at 5:00 pm.
More information on STEM RFP is above.
More information on Spirit of CSN here.
Health Career Exploration Camp
May 26 through May 29 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at our Charleston campus.
Applications are due March 15.
In October 2018, the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology awarded CSN a four year grant to directly address the need to increase the number of students who declare degrees in the STEM fields, to complete their degree, and ultimately enter the workforce in a STEM related job in our community. This grant will help address barriers that impede our students' success and increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM that complete STEM degrees, credentials and/or certificates. To focus its energy and commitment, a STEM Innovation and Impact Fund is being created that will be used to help our students’ completion.
The current STEM Innovation and Impact Fund projects are:
CHEM Curriculum Development
- Contact Doug Sims and Mark Garner
- This project will create simple, scientifically-based education, with a Training Model to overcome student perceived obstacles that will improve the hands-on-experience in CHEM 121, 122, 220, 241, 242 and 298. This will include industry stakeholders, so training mirrors industry methods, and faculty will assist participants understanding through techniques developed with hands-on-training.
ESHS Outreach Activities
- Contact Pat Armour
- The Ralph and Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences (ESHS) offers degrees and certificates within 16 programs. The purpose of this project is to 1) Purchase marketing materials for ESHS programs; 2) Provide support for the 2020 Summer Camp; and, 3) Purchase and install additional Zoom or similar virtual classrooms.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
- Contact Paula Michniewicz and Terry Norris
- This project will begin to address the cost of textbooks as a barrier to student success and how OER can be a part of the solution. (OER is defined as teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.)
- To learn more or to be a part of the OER Task Force, visit OER.
Student Emergency Fund
Women in STEM Careers Speaker Series