Nevada Department of Transportation Receives Additional Federal Funding
The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced $21.6 in additional federal highway spending authority. The funds have been made available for Nevada road projects through redistribution of Federal Highway Administration fiscal year-end funds. The additional monies will help fund projects throughout the state including Interstate 15 and U.S. 93 improvements.
Nevada’s First Responder Network Gets Wireless Upgrade
Governor Brian Sandoval has approved a plan from FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network for public safety. AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate and maintain a secure wireless broadband communications network at no cost to Nevada. The two companies worked with the Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee to design a network solution to address Nevada’s unique communications needs.
Roseman University Receives $10 Million Gift for College of Medicine
Roseman University College of Medicine has received a $10 million pledge gift from the Engelstad Family Foundation. The gift is to advance the opening of Roseman’s medical school and is part of the school’s $66 million fundraising campaign for the school. Roseman’s College of Medicine is currently an applicant with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and has a goal to achieve accreditation to enroll its first class of 64 students in the summer of 2019.
Western Governor’s University Offers Women in Technology Scholarship
Western Governors University (WGU) has announced $200,000 in scholarships for women wanting to enter the technology field. The 100 new scholarships will range in value from $2,000 to $500 per six-month term for up to four terms. The scholarships will be for women seeking bachelor or master degrees within WGU’s College of Information Technology.