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Celebrating R1 - Promoting STEM in Our Community

$2,297
45%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
23 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 28, at 12:00 PM PDT
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Celebrating R1 - Promoting STEM in Our Community

Promoting Diversity in STEM

Women and minorities are under-represented in Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) disciplines diversity. This lack of diversity is tied to many factors, but one key aspect is a lack of exposure to these disciplines. Many underrepresented persons enter college without knowledge of what STEM work is like, what career options are available if they are trained in a STEM discipline, and what preparation might be needed to pursue a STEM career. Importantly, many diverse students also lack role models and mentors in STEM careers.

Help us raise funds for the launch of a new program to provide local high school students with a hands on science lab experience at the UNLV campus. The goal of our program is to provide local high school students with exciting exposure to a STEM laboratory, allow them hands on experience with lab microscope equipment and visually stunning prepared samples, as well as expose them to the incredibly diverse UNLV campus. We want to show them not only what STEM is, but also to give them a sense of belonging in a setting that could otherwise be intimidating. This program will also provide an enriching experience for current UNLV students who will interact with, mentor, and act as role models for visiting students. 

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$10

STEM Sustainer

$10 will purchase a flash drive with STEM materials & microscope images for one student to take home - ensuring continued inspiration!

$25

Slide Supporter

$25 will purchase 10 microscope slides, allowing students to see the magic of STEM with their own eyes.

$50

Chemical Collaborator

$50 will purchase stain chemicals for the samples on the slides.

$100

Student Sponsor

Donations of $100 will help cover all costs for one student to attend the program.

$500

Program Champion

Donations over $500 will be put toward purchasing more microscopes so that we can accept and accommodate more students into the program.