PLATINUM2023

Nevada Business Aviation Association

Empowering Aviation Excellence in Nevada and Beyond

aka NVBAA   |   Henderson, NV   |  https://nvbaa.org

Mission

1. Promoting STEM Education in Aviation, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, aka Drones), and Aerospace to Nevada’s K-12 Students 2. Working with state stakeholders to improve Nevada’s rural airport infrastructure 3. Fostering the creation of skilled, good paying aviation/aerospace/UAS jobs, and fueling economic diversification across Nevada. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your ideas, suggestions and comments, and working together to promote aviation, aerospace, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) throughout the Great State of Nevada.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. Reza Karamooz

Main address

35 E Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 110-530

Henderson, NV 89002-7906 USA

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EIN

46-2983424

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (O03)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To develop Nevada’s STEM workforce, NVBAA conducts various youth STEM education programs throughout the year, including showcasing its World-Class STEM Discovery Zone at different Nevada youth events, supporting after-school STEM programs (aviation, robotics, and math), the operation of the Aviation Post 888 Aviators (to introduce youth 14-21 to aviation careers), and year-round internship programs. The funds from this grant application provide the financial resources for the NVBAA team to continue improving and implementing a Part 107 drone pilot training program that will prepare future pilots for passing the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification exam. This training program will specifically train youth and young adults (16-25 years old), educators, and veterans in the state of Nevada through a comprehensive online curriculum, in-classroom curriculum, and with supporting educational resources that include webinars, newsletters, and other information for pilot certification.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

STEM Discovery Zone

STEM Discovery Zones, the largest and most advanced hands-on STEM experience for youth in America, aims to inspire young minds. Building on its success, the Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) and GRADD are thrilled to bring their youth STEM learning programs to the 2023 National Championship Air Races for the eighth year. This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever as it marks the final year of air racing in Reno, with record-breaking attendance anticipated.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
At-risk youth
Academics
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

STEM Discovery Zone

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have continued to increase participation in the NVBAA STEM Discovery Zone every year. Our participants are from K-12 schools, and youth groups from all across Nevada, Northern California, and Utah.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are addressing the need to educate and train young Nevadans, educators, and veterans with the objective for participants to gain their FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification, and have the opportunity to pursue a career in the fast-growing field of using drones in a number of industry and government sectors. We will provide program participants with an easy to use online, self-paced, learning management system, and high-quality training materials for drone piloting, as well as cover topics on the use of drones for professional applications. We will begin building a pipeline of future pilots and leaders in these rewarding STEM careers. While many of the youth who engage with NVBAA lack the tools and equipment to fulfill their dreams in the STEM workforce, this program will allow them to work directly with NVBAA advisors, mentors and industry partners to further their knowledge and skills in becoming UAS (drones) pilots and industry professionals.

There are 3 key goals associated with this training and career development project. Given the large reach and impact of NVBAA across several states, we expect to achieve the following goals:

1. Continue to develop and update our online Part 107 training program to provide FREE UAS (drones) education, FAA ground school training, and FAA Part 107 Exam preparation to high school educators and high school students.
2. Expand the reach of aviation training and UAS (drones) education programs and provide education and internship opportunities for participants.
3. Promote best practices in aviation STEM education through innovative learning practices such as drone application case studies, and development of course content and materials on commercial uses of UAS (drones) in several industries including; energy, public safety, mining, and construction.

NVBAA has a vast reach across the State of Nevada, Northern California, Southern Utah, and Oklahoma, through its email list of over a 10,000 (ten thousand) educators. This list of educators and school administrative leaders ways NVBAA impacts STEM Education throughout Nevada.

NVBAA is committed to promoting integrative science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education for underrepresented K-12 students and raising awareness of the importance of STEM-based Aviation careers for Nevada’s youth. NVBAA brings the latest technology and tools to create advanced learning opportunities for youth.
Additionally, NVBAA is the Official Youth STEM Education Partner of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA). In 2020 the Reno Air Races annual event was cancelled due to COVID-19. However in 2021 NVBAA hosted its STEM Discovery Zone at the Reno Air Races for the 7th consecutive year. The NVBAA STEM Discovery Zone at the 2021 Reno Air Races was visited by over 6,000 youth, parents, and educators from all across Nevada, Northern California, and Southern Utah, plus race fans from all around the World.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Nevada Business Aviation Association

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Reza Karamooz

Thitiya Karamooz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/07/2023

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.