Light the World Sponsors

The Southern Nevada Chapter would like to thank the following who generously have contributed to their "Light the World" humanitarian project. The Light the World campaign will be installing solar panels, LED lights, and ceiling fans to impoverished homes in Guatemala that do not have access to the electrical grid. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For questions or to donate, please contact the Southern Nevada Board of Governors at All donations are tax deductible. Chief Benefactor: Gritton & Associates Spots still available... Platinum: Spots still available... Gold: AERCO Bell & Gossett Engineering Partners, Inc. FEA Consulting Engineers Spencer Brinkme

Region X participates in the First Graduate Program!

The First Graduate program's mission is to help students become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue meaningful careers. To assist her Chapter in achieving the K-12/STEM Leadership Award, Alyse Falconer from the Golden Gate Chapter participated in a First Graduate Series workshop with 7th and 8th graders, putting together a design competition that the students really enjoyed. Here are some photos from the workshop: When students join the program First Graduate makes a 12-year commitment to support them every step of the way until college graduation and into their first career. First Graduate understands how important it is to keep students engaged and excited

Region X wins the Youth Outreach Award... Again!

I am very proud to announce that out of four strong contenders from various Regions in all of ASHRAE, the nominee from Region X was selected at the Winter Conference in Atlanta -- please join me in congratulating the 2019 Youth Outreach Award recipient, from the San Jose Chapter: CINTHYA CARRILLO! The Youth Outreach Award is given annually to an ASHRAE member who actively engages a youth audience in their country, region or local community through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities. Qualified activities include science fairs, technical tours, classroom activities, judging local competitions, and mentoring. Strong education in STEM is critical to America’s glo

Light the World Project!

Click here to view our sponsors! As part of ASHRAE of Southern Nevada’s commitment to advance human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, they are taking on another task to help the less fortunate. This year they will be helping people in rural Guatemala. Many people in the outlying villages of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala live by candlelight as electricity is simply too expensive or not yet available in the region. As a result, women and children often cannot leave their homes at night as it can be very dangerous. The lack of light also means children are unable to complete schoolwork as they work in the fields until sundown and have no other light source. ASHRA

University of Nevada, Reno Central Plant Tour!

On February 22, 2019, the Northern Nevada ASHRAE chapter hosted a tour of the Central Heating Plan at the University of Nevada, Reno. This presented an environment in which students and professionals in the HVAC industry could meet and mingle. At UNR, there is not yet an ASHRAE student chapter, no HVAC courses, and very little mention of the industry in general, making this event an extremely important starting point for establishing a connection between UNR students and the HVAC industry. The tour was led by Candice George, an experienced professional in the industry who has worked as a design engineer, facilities engineer at UNR, and now works in sales at R.F. MacDonald. She was able to us

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