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December 2017 Newsletter

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…

Math with an Architect

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November Newsletter 2017

    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…

Volunteer Opportunities

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Want to Get Engaged  and Help Students connect to STEM  and future careers ?  Here are some great volunteer opportunities! Annual Alice Buffett Science and Engineering Fair January 19, 2018, Friday Alice Buffet Middle School is looking for volunteers to help judge at the  Science and Engineering Fair. This is an…

October 2017 Newsletter

          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…

Nebraska Science Festival Registration is Open!

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NEBRASKA SCIENCE FESTIVAL – APRIL 19 – 28, 2018 Teachers are encouraged to register classes early for the student Expo! The 2018 Nebraska Science Festival may be months away, but organizers are encouraging teachers to register their classes now for the Free Science Expos.  Registrations is now open, which will…

Not “Random Acts of STEM” Invite

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September 2017 Newsletter

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,…

The Perry Initiative Outreach Program

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Saturday, November 18th The UNO Biology Department of Biomechanics will be hosting the Perry Initiative Outreach program and leading all day event for female high school juniors and seniors.  The aim of this program is to introduce young women  to careers in STEM including engineering, medicine (specifically orthopedic), and biomechanics. …

University of Nebraska at Omaha Researchers Conducting Study

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 Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are partnering with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to conduct a study at the new Children’s Adventure Trails exhibit. The study, “Exploring Adventure Play Spaces,” began this summer and examines how visitor interactions with other Zoo and Aquarium guests, materials,…