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On March 26, the first day of the Envirolution Sustainability Tour, students swung by the Desert Research Institute in north Reno. There, knowledge-thirsty students heard presentations from DRI faculty and NV Energy staff; checked out DRI's solar installation and solar storage; engaged in a hands-on solar water pump project; and joined in a roundtable discussion with three research students.

article and photo by Sheri Samson
In an outreach to bring free, additional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational resources to the Mineral County School system, the Desert Research Institute (DRI), located in Reno and Las Vegas, sent three DRI representatives to a meeting with five school members, arranged by Shelley Hartmann of the Mineral County Economic Development Association...

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The DRI Science Alive Program is the only Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) program and one of only two non-profit programs (out of 16 total) to earn this commendation.