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2018 Nebraska/Iowa Regional VEX IQ Championship

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

In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.  Be a part…

City Nature Challenge 2018

On February 7, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Be a part of the excitement!  On April 27th-30th, Omaha will be participating in the City Nature Challenge, an international bio-blitz. This is the first time that a city in Nebraska is participating in the challenge. City Nature Challenge is a worldwide conservation event, where youth and adults are encouraged…

Nebraska Science Festival

On February 7, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

~April 28, 2018~ The UNMC Office of Recruitment and Student Engagement, in conjunction with NE Scifest, is excited to announce two events at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Nebraska Undergraduate Poster Presentation  Any undergraduate student that is enrolled at a Nebraska college or university, and is doing research,…

STEM Night at Hillside Elementary – April 19th, 2018

On February 7, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

Hillside Elementary would like to invite all students and their families for a night of fun and interactive activities. There will be a variety of STEM organizations each with their own engaging activities. For more information contact, Cortney Rooney, through email at:

Building a Future in Science with Construction-Based Toys

On February 7, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Spatial skills higher among those who played with construction-based toys and video games in childhood Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person’s spatial skills, according to a new CIRES-led study — those skills can be critical to success in fields like science and engineering. Young adults who played with construction-based…

DOE and National Laboratory News

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

New Lesson Plans Teach Openwind® Siting Software to Students In collaboration with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, renewable energy consultants AWS Truepower developed an educational package to teach the basic functionality of the siting software Openwind®, a tool used to design and assess utility-scale wind farms. Published in December, the four lesson…

2018 Celebrating Young Children Conference

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In Event, With No Comments

~ Saturday, February 24, 2018 ~ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm ~ Celebrating Young Children is an event to recognize the positive impact of early childhood educators in the lives of young children in the Omaha metropolitan area. Participants have the opportunity to connect with other educators serving children, birth…

Interested in Teaching STEM classes this Summer? Look no further!

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Metropolitan Community College is inviting educators to apply to teach youth at Do Space. Teachers can apply to teach in June and July (Fourth of July week is scheduled off). The curriculum will require teachers to train utilizing the Black Rocket software platform and then teach the program to students ranging…

Interested in a STEM Teaching Position or Internship?  Check this out!

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Novozymes –Internship Novozymes has an internship spot available for the laboratory. Candidates would need to be a science background major who is preferably going to be a junior or senior in college in the fall.   Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School, Fremont, NE They are accepting applications for the following positions 2018-2019…

Elevate Your Career in Information Technology

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IS&T’S NEWEST DEGREE Designed for tomorrow’s leaders The Executive Master of Science in Information Technology is a flexible 12-month degree that will provide you with technologically current education and prepare you for today’s leadership positions at your organization. This cohort-based degree uses a hybrid model of online and face-to-face instruction,…