Desert Innovation Research and Technology

Better building comes from strong foundations, and it starts with education.

aka DIRT   |   Henderson, NV   |  http://www.dirtnv.org

Mission

By coalescing and marshaling scientific expertise, DIRT’s mission is to foster interest in and support STEM industries by way of real-life practical application and innovative approaches.

Ruling year info

2020

Director

Sherri Mantanona

Main address

535 Moses Lake Ct

Henderson, NV 89002 USA

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EIN

84-2423432

NTEE code info

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Biological & Life Sciences (U50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Trades Support through community organizations

DIRT helps create curriculum and community events for the local Nevada Contractors Association to support the trades education in our valley.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

Creating and executing college courses with a local college partner. Classes provide focused and detail vocational training in key topics. Entry level to professional and CEU credits available. Working with local regulatory agencies to get FAFSA approval for students under financial aide. Classes are open to public professionals looking to increase their skill sets, as well as college students looking to break into their futute careers.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people
Teachers
Low-income people

Collaborating with breakthrough tech developers, researchers and industry professionals to build smarter software. Streamlining environmental compliance and habitat conservation efforts with smarter tools that help save time and money for environmental mitigation, risk and planning projects.

Population(s) Served

Creating a collaborative, engaging game that builds in difficulty for concepts starting from environmental systems and increases in intricacy all the way to developing an infrastructure project while keeping in compliance. Innovative gameplay that reaches all ages and demographics to teach about ecology, construction and strategic thinking. STEM, trades, reading comprehension, critical thinking skills all addressed in one fun package. Great introduction and outreach to various professions.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults
Students
Adults
Researchers
Students
Adults
Researchers
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Desert Innovation Research and Technology

Board of directors
as of 2/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherri Mantanona