Student Interactions with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (SISTEM)

The Student Interactions with STEM (SISTEM) program is a series of talks and activities open to all high school students in Southern Nevada.


Our goal as a program is to “increase awareness and excitement about the STEM disciplines as a whole” through a diverse set of talks and activities lead by STEM professionals.

Keep informed of future SISTEM opportunities by joining the SISTEM email listserve.

Spring 2017  Participants

Spring 2017 Participants

Spring 2020 Series

WHAT:  SISTEM is a series of talks and activities that gives high school students the opportunity to learn about various STEM careers and research. The program is free for students.

WHO:  This is a unique opportunity open to all high school students who already have an interest in STEM careers or would just like to learn more about careers in STEM.

HOW: In order to apply for SISTEM, applicant must be a high school student in Southern Nevada. Students should be committed to attending all the sessions.

The application period opens January 26, 2020. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2020. If accepted into the SISTEM program for Spring 2020, students will be notified by February 25, 2020. For your application to be considered complete, please mail in your Parent Agreement form and Liability form via USPS and postmarked by the application deadline. You can also scan and email your documents to the SISTEM program manager, Cilla Jose, at so long as it by the deadline.
If you are unable to complete the application on time, please reach out to the SISTEM Program Manager.”

WHY:  Not only will you get valuable hands-on experience in a variety of different STEM fields, your name will also be put into a raffle for a prize. Even if you do not win a raffle prize, you will not be going home empty-handed. You will receive UNLV SWAG for just being a part of this incredible program.

WHERE:  The series will be held in the Science and Engineering Building on the UNLV campus. (4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154) Transportation is the responsibility of the student. If you need assistance with transportation, please contact the SISTEM project manager.

If you have any further questions, please contact the SISTEM Program Manager via email at or phone at (702) 629-9408 OR the SISTEM Director via email at or phone (702) 890-3752. You may also refer to the FAQs.

Complete the above online application form AND please send both the Parent Agreement Form and the Liability Form through EITHER email or USPS postmarked mail by Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. If sent by email, the completed forms should be scanned and sent to the program manager, Cilla Jose at . If by postmarked mail, to this address:

c/o Dr. Erica Marti
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Parkway
MS 4015
Las Vegas, NV 89154

This series will run on
Tuesday, March 3 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 10 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 17 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 24 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 31 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Q:  What is STEM?
A:  STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Q:  Is there a fee in order to participate in the SISTEM program?
A: No, there is no fee. The program is funded by MSTS and UNLV College of Engineering.

Q:  Can I put my participation with the SISTEM program on my academic resume?
A:  Yes, you can.

Q:  Am I required to attend each of the sessions of the SISTEM program?
A:  Students must attend all 5 sessions to receive the Certification of Completion.

Q:  Will there be food at each session?
A:  Yes.

Q: Will my child’s dietary preferences be accommodated? 
A: Yes, your child’s dietary preferences can be accommodated so long as it is indicated on the online application prior to program admittance. I understand that failure to do so will result in the inability to cater to their restrictions during the program.

Q:  Can parents stay for the talks?
A:  Yes, parents may stay and listen to the talks, provided that they complete a Photo/Video Release form. Dinner will only be provided for the students in the program.