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NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM TO RECEIVE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STEM EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY
LAS VEGAS (April 2022) – The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) announces it will receive $2 million in federal funding as the result of the United States Congress passing the federal appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022. The federal funds will be utilized for exhibit upgrades as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and technology.
“The museum is especially grateful to Congresswoman Dina Titus and her staff for their work to ensure this funding was included in this year’s omnibus appropriations bill,” said Darwin Morgan, president, National Atomic Testing Museum board of trustees. “We are gratified to provide these educational opportunities to the Las Vegas community and visitors from all over the world. None of this would be possible without Congresswoman Titus’s tireless advocacy.”
With the goal of supporting the nation’s future workforce and assisting Nevada in meeting its goal of diversifying the economy, the museum seeks to inspire students interested in science, technology, engineering and math to pursue future careers in these fields. Additional educational programs as well as new immersive technology in exhibits, including virtual and augmented reality technology, will bolster student interest in STEM-related fields and promote Nevada’s distinctive role in global nuclear security.
Initial planning is currently underway with the goal of completing new exhibits and integrating new educational programs. For more information on the National Atomic Testing Museum, visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.
ABOUT NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is operated and maintained by its parent company, the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation (NTSHF), an IRS 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization chartered in Nevada. NATM is one of 37 museums designated as an Affiliate Partner of the Smithsonian Institution and is a repository for one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history in the world. Covering nuclear history beginning with the first test at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951, NATM’s exhibitions and programming also address current affairs related to the nuclear industry. For more information, go to www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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