Joseph Maino, The Fernley Reporter
The 2017 Fernley STEM Festival and Science Fair at the Fernley High School had student posters and exhibits. It also had a special challenge, the “Road to STEM Careers,” which showcased the Hardie Lane construction project. Students had to visit the STEM Festival exhibitors and discover how many STEM careers were involved in the execution of paving Hardie Lane and discussed the training/education that was required. Students who participated in the challenged were awarded a special prize – a tour of the TESLA Gigafactory.
STEM Chairwoman, Tammy Roseberry says, “Science is the background of all life. When you do a project you learn more and more of how the world works.” Students from East Valley Elementary School, Fernley Elementary School, Fernley Intermediate School, Silverland School and STEM Council members had a personal tour of the TESLA Gigafactory. The students observed how the batteries were made, how TESLA employees contribute to the success of the company and learned about TESLA’s Powerwall (home battery) and electric cars.
Capping off the tour, the students enjoyed salad and pizza at Round Table Pizza restaurant.