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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Harry Reid met today with leading educators from Nevada at a showcase of educational technology sponsored by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Ian Buckle and his team from the University of Nevada, Reno demonstrated how to teach industrial engineering with an earthquake shake table. The project is designed to illustrate how different magnitudes of earthquakes and different building materials are impacted by earthquake levels.
Dr. Kim Vidoni demonstrated the Nevada Department of Education’s use of economic recovery funds to develop a 21st century classroom model for Nevada, including the use of laptops by teachers to connect to student’s handheld learning devices in real time.