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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Educator Professional Development

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Science communication trainings

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Community engagement

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Curriculum development

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Workforce development

Our Faculty and Staff

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

Our Research Partners

Federal Sponsors

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

National Science Foundation

State Sponsors

Governor’s Office of Science Innovation and Technology

Nevada Divison of Environmental Protection

Nevada NASA Space Grant Program

Nevada NASA EPSCoR

Local Government

City of Henderson

Private Sponsors

Colocation America

Cox Communications

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Las Vegas Sands Corp

Microsoft

Nevada Gold Mines

NV Energy

Ormatt

REI Co-op

Republic Services

Southwest Gas

SPIE

Tahoe Fund

Tesla

Waste Management

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