Education and Workforce Development

Education and Workforce Development at DRI

The mission of DRI’s Office of Education is to foster scientific and engineering talent and literacy through education and workforce development. We meet needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities inside and outside of Nevada. 

Our Services

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Broader impacts for scientific grants

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Informal STEM education

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Citizen science programs

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Teacher Professional Development

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Science communication trainings

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Community engagement

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Curriculum development and evaluation

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Workforce development

Our Faculty and Staff

Meet the people doing Education research and workforce development at DRI.

Our Citizen Science Programs

Tahoe Rain or Snow

Microplastics - Tahoe PipeKeepers

Our Research Partners

Federal Sponsors

Department of Energy

Department of Defense

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

National Science Foundation

State Sponsors

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Nevada Division of State Lands

Local Government

City of Reno

Clark County

Nevada Tahoe Conservation District

Truckee Meadows Water Authority

Southern Nevada Water Authority

Private Sponsors

Clean Air Task Force

WaterAid

WorldVision, Inc.

CONTACT

Rina Schumer, Ph.D.
STEM Education and Workforce Development
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno NV 89512
Rina.Schumer@dri.edu 
775-673-7414