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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…

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…

January Newsletter 2018

On February 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Building Omaha Future Leaders January 2018 A STEM Professional You Should Know! Bronchae Brown   Bronchae Brown is the Regional Sales Director for First Data, a credit card processing and payments solution firm for merchants. Brown leads a team of business consultants spread across six states. His team helps small…

Wilson Focus School Becomes an Apple Distinguished School

On January 17, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Wilson Focus School: Celebrating a New Dawn in Leadership, Technology, and Communication. Part of becoming an Apple Distinguished School is having 75 percent of teachers complete Apple Teacher training. We ended up having more go through the training with 17 getting Apple Teacher certificates. For more information, pull open the…

December 2017 Newsletter

On December 27, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your support in making STEM learning a priority in Omaha!     Lights On Afterschool – Collective for Youth  North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Conference   ACE Mentoring Program    Do Space STEM Ecosystem Launch Science Olympiad                                                                 Gallup  NE SCIFEST…

November Newsletter 2017

On December 4, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

    Building Omaha Future Leaders November 2017  A STEM Professional You Should Know! Rebecca Stavick   –  Do Space Rebecca Stavick is the Executive Director of Do Space, the nation’s first technology library. Stavick actively manages Do Space relationships, direction, and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and five years of…

October 2017 Newsletter

On November 9, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

          Building Omaha Future Leaders October 2017 A STEM Professional You Should Know! John Kyndt, Ph.D. Dr. John Kyndt is a biochemist and entrepreneur who is bridging science and business by turning scientific discoveries into real-life sustainable innovations. He has a strong interest in emerging fields…

September 2017 Newsletter

On October 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Building Omaha’s Future Leaders September 2017 A STEM Professional You Should Know!  DeeDee Bennett, Ph.D. Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Services Program within the School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Her primary research areas include, emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters,…

August 2017 Newsletter

On September 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

    Building Omaha Future Leaders August 2017 A STEM Professional You Should Know! Dr. Jorge M. Zuniga Dr. Jorge M. Zuniga received Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, Dr. Zuniga is a faculty at the Department…

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium wins Education Award

On August 7, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

 Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s education department received a 2016-2017 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its digital learning program. The Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the CILC, to organizations across the country that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by…