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Greater Omaha Chamber’s May Small Business of the Month

On May 22, 2018, Posted by , In News,Resources, With No Comments

From Greater Omaha Chamber Joseph H. Hodges, Jr. and Calvin D. Jones have spent their professional lives serving and protecting others – as long-time officers with the Omaha Police Department and now as owners of Lion’s Gate Security Solutions, Inc., our May Small Business of the Month. “We believe that security…

Carnegie Mellon Offers New Artificial Intelligence Major

On May 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

  By Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh will offer the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in artificial intelligence. Officials with the school announced Thursday the new major will be available to students enrolled in the School of Computer Science starting in the fall. Many American universities…

Midlands Voices: Work-based learning opportunities abound in Nebraska

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

  By John Witzel The writer is president of the Nebraska State Board of Education  Teen employment is now at the lowest level since the Great Depression. Lack of meaningful workplace experiences after completing postsecondary education has proved to have a negative impact on workplace success and directly affects the…

Breakthrough Challenge 2018 is Open for Submissions

On May 17, 2018, Posted by , In Event,News, With No Comments

  Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual, global competition for students, designed to inspire creative thinking about science. Students, ages 13 to 18, from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit an original video, no more than 3 minutes in length, that brings to life a concept…

Career Readiness is a Concern for Parents and Employers

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

By; Matt Parke A nationwide listening tour by the Committee for Economic Development revealed that parents and employers have the same concerns about how children are being prepared for the future of work. The United States labor market is running at full steam, so much so that a record 6.6 million…

UNK Breaking Ground for STEM Building

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Image: UNK Communications KEARNEY — University of Nebraska at Kearney will take another ceremonial step forward Wednesday with the groundbreaking for a long-awaited science-technology-engineering-math building on the university’s west campus. The 3:30 p.m. celebration is free and open to the public. Plans for the 80,000-square-foot, $30 million building have been…

This Mission-Driven Business Helps Millions Of Students Learn STEM Skills

On May 15, 2018, Posted by , In News,Resources, With No Comments

Image: Project Lead the Way CEO, Vince Bertram By: Devin Thorpe, Contributor Vince Bertram, 50, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides STEM education, curriculum and training to schools, districts and teachers for millions of students across the country, says operating as a mission-driven business is key…

For early participants of Girls Who Code, the program’s impact is indelible

On May 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

By: Chloe Kim, edscoop Four women who took a summer course in 2014 describe how it grew their interest in STEM and computer science well beyond high school. For most of Fiona Liang’s high school career, computer science was not on her radar. She’d maybe heard it mentioned a few…

April 2018 Newsletter

On May 4, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Building Omaha’s Future Leaders April 2018 Celebrating STEM in Omaha    A STEM Professional You Should Know! Griff Elder PhD, Professor of Mathematics at UNO Since 1999, math students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have been partaking in a nationwide test of mathematical might called the Putnam Competition….

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…