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Tesla's K-12 Education Investment | FIRST Nevada Event at Cimarron-Memorial

FIRST Nevada chosen as part of Tesla's K-12 
  Education Investment in NV

Media Coverage of Tesla K-12 Investment
 
Las Vegas Review Journal reports, “Tesla will fund new employees in both the Clark and Washoe county school districts” and “help bolster half a dozen science-focused nonprofits in an effort to bring new technology skills to Nevada students.” Las Vegas Review Journal writes, “it aims to expand robotics programs to every high school in Nevada, create specialized training for teachers and provide summer camp opportunities for students, all in the name of science,” adding, “Sevens nonprofits, in addition to the two school districts, are getting funding from Tesla for various projects. The projects will be monitored on a quarterly basis and more money can be doled out as needed throughout the year.”
 
State Superintendent of Instruction Steve Canavero recalls his family couldn’t afford to send him to science camp, but he was able to attend one summer on a scholarship, saying, “Nearly every day of that experience, I remember that. For me, it hits close to home.” Gov. Brian Sandoval said, “An integral part of our vision for the new Nevada economy is developing an educated workforce that meets the demands of the industries coming into our state.”
 
J.B. Straubel said, “The demand for STEM jobs in Nevada will continue to grow dramatically over the next few years,” adding, “That is why we’re investing in initiatives that inspire students to choose a career in STEM and sustainability, and give them a foundation for success.”

The Nevada Independent reports, Tesla “announced an initial $1.5 million worth of grants Thursday morning at the Board of Education meeting,” adding, “It’s the first phase of the funding rollout, which will inject $7.5 million annually into education initiatives related to the so-called ‘STEM’ fields — science, technology, engineering and math — over the next five years.” Nevada Appeal adds, “The company plans to make continuing investments in education programs on a quarterly basis.”
 

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