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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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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. https://www.novozymes.com/careers/jobs/5926_2057_1124030   Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School, Fremont, NE They are accepting applications for the following positions 2018-2019…