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  • Project MIST

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    A Funded Project of the Nevada State Department of Education under Title II, part B
    of the U. S. Department of Education’s Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program

  • Project PASS

    (Proficiency AND Success in Science)

    A collaborative teacher professional development project
    supported by the Nevada Mathematics and Science Partnership Program

    Visit the Official Project PASS Website

  • Project iSAT

    iSAT Explained

    Project iSAT was an initiative for collaboration between UNLV faculty and science teachers at Bridger, Monaco, and Robinson middles schools from the Clark County School District. iSAT provided staff development and graduate courses focused on increasing science content knowledge and student achievement in science through the use of instructional technology.

    Visit the Official iSAT Website

  • Nevada Real Time K12 Seismic Network

    UNR geologist Ken Smith and UNLV geologist Cathy Snelson are the founders and project directors for this statewide remote sensing project. Participating schools are hosting seismographs that are providing real-time data to the network. Science teachers in participating schools are provide with access to data on the network via the Seismic Explorer software authored by Ken Smith. In collaboration with Snelson and Smith, educators Kent Crippen (UNLV), Pamela Cantrell (UNR-Raggio Center), and Jacque Ewing-Taylor are developing proposals to expand the network, provide professional development for teachers, and study its use an inquiry tool for K-12 science.

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