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Funding at your fingertips

We get the right funding, into the right hands, so that educators can elevate the STEM experience in their classrooms.

Congratulations to our 2021 Fall Funding winners!

Kristin Steinkraus – Pioneer High School
David Moss – 
Billinghurst Middle School-S.T.E.M.
Matt Harper – Depoali Middle School STEM Lab

Accessible Funding for the Resources You Need




Classroom experiences


To provide easily accessible, quality resources for STEM education in Northern Nevada


Create and sustain a culture of integrated STEM education in the community.

Meet the Board of Directors

Leah Ochs


Leah Ochs is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Leah currently works in the aerospace manufacturing industry, and is also a private pilot. 

Kelsey Nelson

Treasurer, Secretary

Kelsey Nelson is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Her Bachelors degree is in Applied Physics from University of California, Santa Cruz. Kelsey currently works as a mechanical engineer in Reno in the medical industry. 

Ted Oleson

Board of Directors

Ted Oleson is a lecturer in Economics and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He has been involved with nonprofits and social enterprises in Nevada for over 35 years including work with organizations such as the Committee to Aid Abused Women, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Sky Tavern, and The Life Change Center.

Sami Romanick

Board of directors

Sami Romanick is currently working on her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University at Nevada, Reno (UNR).  Sami is also a science instructor for the Upward Bound summer academy, as well as the Secretary of the Distinguished Women in Science Club at UNR.

Omar Ziadeh

Board of Directors

Omar Ziadeh is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration. Omar is a long-time mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and currently works as a content creator for Twitch, a video gaming platform. 

Additional Funding opportunities coming soon!

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