RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Sierra Nevada Journeys announced that they received a $154,083 grant from Tesla on Thursday, July 19.
The grant is part of Tesla’s $37.5 million investment into Nevada’s K-12 STEM and sustainability education.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 24 percent of Nevada’s fourth grade students and 27 percent of eighth grade students scored proficient in science.
With the grant, Sierra Nevada Journeys plans to implement a new Girls’ Engineering Camp this November, increase classroom capacity for second through fifth grade students, offer 250 scholarships for their Outdoor Learning program at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, and develop Solar and Storage Energy curriculum in partnership with the Washoe County School District.
Nevada currently ranks 44th in the country and the Science and Engineering Readiness Index.
Tesla is hoping to increase Nevada students science and engineering proficiency with these programs.