CSN Receives STEM Education Grant
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) recently announced that the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology has awarded the college $1 million to help strengthen STEM education in under-represented student populations. The grant will be used to fund the development of initiatives that seek to increase the number of under-represented or low-income students studying and completing degrees or certificates in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Nevada Home Prices are Up
According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) existing single-family homes in Southern Nevada sold for a median price of $300,000. This is the first time the price has reached this high in over 11 years and is up 13.2 percent from the same time a year ago. On the other end of the state, sales volume around Lake Tahoe climbed 26 percent from the same time last year. The median price of a home in Lake Tahoe is up 12 percent to $655,000.
theCoderSchool Opens in Las Vegas
A children’s enterprise franchise that provides computer programming lessons to children aged between 7 and 18, theCoderSchool has opened a Las Vegas branch. The school was designed to help children develop computer programming skills and uses variety of platforms to teach various coding languages. The school was first founded in 2014 and began franchising in 2016.
Elko-Based Residency Program Opens Expanding Access
A partnership between the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) has resulted in the creation of the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program. The program is designed to expand healthcare for rural Nevadas and increase the primary care physician workforce in Elko and the surrounding areas. The residency program was made possible by a $1.4 million grant from Governor Sandoval’s task force on graduate medical education which was approved during the 2015 legislative session.