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Fascinating Ideas found in Active Learning

On February 21, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Over the past two decades, numerous studies have explored the effectiveness of active learning in the college classroom. Active learning uses activities and instruction designed to enhance conceptual cognition; students become enthusiastic participants in their own education. They — not the instructor — control their own learning. More than just…

EON Reality VR Innovation Academy

On February 21, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

New course in virtual reality being offered!  Housed on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus in Omaha, Nebraska, the EON Reality VR Innovation Academy (VRIA) is an exceptional opportunity for candidates interested in learning how to work in the exciting field of 3D/AR/VR. The EON Reality VR Innovation Academy…

WiStem Pro^2 Academic Caregiving

On February 21, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Thursday March 1st, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Managing the pushes and pulls of academic life can be challenging. Keynote speakers, Dr. Kelly Ward and Dr. Lisa Wolf-Wendel, will share their insights on research findings and will present strategies for leadership to promote effective and healthy choices in all academia…

Engineering Camporee

On February 19, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

The Boy Scout Wagon Wheel District has scheduled a weekend camporee for April 20-22 at Camp Eagle just south of Fremont. The theme of this camporee is Engineering. There will be many exciting activities including Laser Gun Electrical Engineering, Solid Fuel Rocket Closest to the Pin, Pop Bottle Rocket and many…

Girls Who Code Club

On February 14, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology is seeking partners to host its Clubs programs.  Computing skills are the most sought-after in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. Computing is where the jobs are — and where they…

IET teams up with will.i.am to push STEM participation

On February 14, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

  Musician and self-proclaimed futurist will.i.am has appeared at the Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET) to promote his new book and encourage STEM participation. The Black Eyed Peas artist was joined at the book signing event by Brian David Johnson, with whom he co-authored the STEM-themed young adult novel…

Interested in Speaking to Elementary Students?

On February 12, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Rockbrook Elementary Schools is looking for a guest speaker to come talk to the Robotics group about anything in the realm of robotics. The group meets each Friday of February and the first two Fridays of March from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. For more information contact Laura Scahill at scahill.laura@westside66.net

Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches into Orbit – New York Times

On February 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Kennedy Space Center, Fla – February 7th marked the first time in history that a rocket of Falcon Heavy’s caliber was launched into space by a private company, SpaceX, instead of a government agency. The rocket was carrying an exciting piece of cargo, a red Tesla Roadster, the electric sports…

Shaping the Future Workforce

On February 9, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

IBM’s Jennifer Crozier says Big Blue is working to close the skills gap through its innovative P-TECH educational program and increasing veteran hiring. P-TECH is a six-year tech education program that begins in the 9th grade and continues for two years after high school. In addition to in-class training, each student…

Enhance Your Zoo Field Trip

On February 9, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Field trips provide wonderful experiences for students to learn outside of the classroom, but they can take a lot of work to plan.  Let Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium help make the experience even more meaningful for you and your students!  In this workshop, they will go beyond the tried…