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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…

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 julie.sigmon@omahazoo.com.  

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh20W2uXHCc 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 www.lauritzengardens.org for more information about the indoor and outdoor displays.  Lauritzen Gardens offers exciting opportunities for people to be closely involved with the challenges…

Underwater Robotics Curriculum

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image: waterbotics.org WaterBotics, from the Stevens Institute of Technology, is an innovative, underwater robotics curriculum that can be used in traditional classroom settings or in afterschool and summer camp programs. Using the curriculum, teams of students work together to design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots made of LEGO and other components. Students…

Game to Develop Understanding of Calculus Concepts

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

Image: triseum.com Created by the game developer Triseum, which grew out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, the learning game Variant: Limits is designed to assist high school and college students with the intuitive understanding of calculus concepts, which they must apply to save a planet from powerful geomagnetic storms. The game features an immersive 3D…

What It’s Like to Go to Space Camp—as an Adult

On March 30, 2018, Posted by , In News,Resources, With No Comments

Image: Natioanal Geographic The debut of NASA’s Adult Space Academy means you’re one small step closer to achieving your space-travel dreams. There’s only one place in the solar system where you can wear a flight suit, experience weightlessness, and work on rockets, all without entering orbit: Space Camp. And, until recently,…

KANEKO Reality

On March 30, 2018, Posted by , In Event,Resources, With No Comments

Experience a new kind of reality at KANEKO this summer.  The notion of truth, history, and the presentation of what is “real” will be dissected within the Reality programming season at KANEKO. A collaborative, interdisciplinary exhibition will investigate art, science, and technology that create, alter, and reflect upon our sense…