October 22. 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – National Security Technologies LLC, (NSTec), one of the leading science and technology companies in Nevada, is offering $50,000 in grants to local school teachers for innovations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the company has announced.
The management and operating contractor for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), NSTec employs more than 2,200 scientists and engineers who carry out the missions of the NNSS supporting homeland security and national defense. The company has locations in Nevada, New Mexico, California and Maryland. NSTec aggressively supports education in these areas through more than $2 million in education grants and charitable contributions.
The new grants, known as STEM Innovative Instruction Grants, are available to teachers in grades kindergarten through 12 in Clark and Nye counties; Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito and Carpinteria, CA; Alameda County, CA; Prince George’s County, MD; and Northern New Mexico. There are no specific restrictions on the grant except that the money must be used in support of STEM programs and must be requested by a teacher.
“Students who excel in science, technology, engineering and math are vital to the future of our nation, particularly in the area of national security,” says NSTec President Raymond J. Juzaitis. “Having worked in the university system, I can attest to the tremendous need for graduates in these fields and their value as future leaders in government and industry. Their skills are particularly valued at facilities like the NNSS, where cutting-edge technology is continually being tested and evaluated.” Prior to joining NSTec last year, Juzaitis was head of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University.
Grant requests will be accepted until Oct. 31 at NSTecSupportsEducation@nv.doe.gov. Awards will be announced by December 13, 2012. For more information, contact Jennifer Mankins at (702) 295-5247 or Shari Morrison at (702) 295-2843.