Where can you find a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, radiology lab, veterinary clinic and an emergency room in one building? At the William N. Pennington Health Science Center. There, students learn how to deal with real-life health science scenarios in a variety of hands-on laboratories.
A commitment by the University of Nevada, Reno to foster science, technology and entrepreneurship has garnered international attention and an increasingly beneficial partnership with Israel-based HIL Applied Medical.
What’s next? We already have Megatron, R2-D2, Optimus Prime and Rosie. On back-to-back days at Western Nevada College, students immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education showed what they could do when their minds were stimulated through technology and robotics.
Currently, there are not enough students following the path to a STEM career to meet the economy’s needs. As educators are scrambling to address the growing gap, a small group of local scientists, educators and community leaders turned to technology and grant funding, successfully bringing the first NASA-based Challenger Learning Center in the state to an unobtrusive brick building on campus at Sparks High School.