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Recapping Math with a Computer Scientist

On April 20, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We were very excited that all 30 of you could join us for Math with a Computer Scientist. The gathering brought math concepts into the real world and the classroom, as well as creating works of art using the power of the computer. Computer science professors shared innovative ways to…

Family Nature Club

On April 20, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Family Nature Club will focus on the countless sensory experiences of nature. Help your child build a lifelong love of nature, science, and learning! Children will engage in hands-on activities and explorations while learning scientific concepts and building their understanding of the natural world. These 45 minute family-friendly nature classes…

Should the United States Assemble a Department of Cyber Security?

On April 20, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity -Ted Schlein: Tech Crunch Contributor This week more than 40,000 security professionals will attend RSA in San Francisco to see the latest cyber technologies on display and discuss key issues. No topic will be higher on the agenda than the Russian-sponsored hack of…

Great Plains Additive Manufacturing Symposium Open House

On April 18, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Image: UNL College of Engineering Thursday May 17, 2018 Symposium: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  /  OPEN HOUSE: 3:30 – 5 p.m. Attend the Open House and the first Great Plains Additive Manufacturing Symposium, featuring the NEAT Labs’ state-of-the-art hybrid metal additive manufacturing systems and industry experts. The symposium will…

City Nature Challenge 2018

On April 16, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Join the Omaha-Metro Area in competing against more than 60 cities across the globe for the title of “the world’s most biodiverse city” during the City Nature Challenge, Friday, April 27 – Monday, April 30. As a community, we will explore the great outdoors in search of as many plant…

Making the Connection from Business/Industry to Education Through Volunteer Opportunities

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Omaha STEM Ecosystem promotes STEM learning in our community. We believe that making the connection with business/industry to education is influential in building a talent pipeline. Do you have volunteer opportunities in your organization from June – December 2018? If so, contact Julie Sigmon through email at  

See How the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is being Technologically Enhanced in More Ways than One

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image: MotorTrend 2019 CHEVROLET CAMARO FIRST LOOK Chevy wowed us with its sixth-generation Camaro, which moved to a new platform that blurred the line between sporty coupe and legit sports car. We liked it so much that we named it our 2016 Car of the Year. But that was three years ago,…

An Innovative Approach to Bring Comfort and Relaxation into the Classroom

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image: (JOHN P. CLEARY/THE HERALD-BULLETIN/AP) Makeover Propels Math Classroom Into the Future ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Working on an absolute maximum problem, Anderson High School junior Jai Jackson writes 4x-7=0 on the dry-erase table as seniors Siraj Elbey and Marissa Merritt wait. Welcome to the classroom of the future, where students can work…

This Startup is Looking to Address the College Dropout Rate

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image: Nearly half of all US college students drop out. This startup wants to fix that Last October, Bill Gates weighed-in on America’s alarmingly high college drop-out rate in a video he posted on his blog: “The U.S. has the highest college dropout rate. We’re number one in terms of the…

Lauritzen Gardens Offering a Part-Time Educator Position

On April 11, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image:  Lauritzen Gardens Garden Educator Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, is a growing public garden located on a 100-acre site overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Visit for more information about the indoor and outdoor displays.  Lauritzen Gardens offers exciting opportunities for people to be closely involved with the challenges…