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Omaha STEM Ecosystem Partners with City Nature Challenge 2021

On April 5, 2021, Posted by , In Press Releases & News Coverage, With No Comments

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem is a partner of this year’s City Nature Challenge. April 30-May 3, 2021, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is promoting citizen science by asking people to identify and count plants and animals that live among us. This is an opportunity to get to know…

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem is Offering Free Online Resources

On March 22, 2021, Posted by , In OSE Ecosystem News, With No Comments

KIOS Radio Interview, March 2021 Omaha STEM Ecosystem Director, Julie Sigmon, Julie Sigmon, joined Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” program with KIOS to discuss the new STEM Community Platform and the importance of STEM education.  Listen to the Interview

Technology Platforms Elevate Access to Career, Professional Development

On March 22, 2021, Posted by , In OSE Ecosystem News, With No Comments

Technology Platforms Elevate Access to Career, Professional Development – Midlands Business Interview, March 12, 2021 Technology has played a very important role in how individuals access educational opportunities to develop their skills. Omaha STEM Ecosystem Director, Julie Sigmon, recently shared her insights on this topic with the Midlands Business Journal….

March 2021 Newsletter: Online STEM Community Platform Makes Programs and Resources More Accessible

On March 8, 2021, Posted by , In Newsletters,OSE Ecosystem News, By , With No Comments

Last week, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and AIM Institute announced the launch of the free online STEM Community Platform, presented by Cox. The mission of the STEM Community Platform is to connect youth, parents, educators and professionals to an online hub of high-quality STEM programs, resources and events. The website…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem and AIM Institute Launch New STEM Community Platform

Omaha STEM Ecosystem and AIM Institute Launch New STEM Community Platform Free Online STEM Resource Hub to Help Create Vibrant STEM Community in Omaha  Omaha, Neb. (March 1, 2021) – The Omaha STEM Ecosystem and AIM Institute announced the launch of the online STEM Community Platform, presented by Cox. The…

February 2021 Newsletter: Building a New Chapter in 2021

February 2021 Newsletter As we begin a new chapter in 2021, we are in awe of the power science, technology, engineering and mathematics have had in the ever-changing landscape of education and business. This year, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem will celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary, and we hope to expand the…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Publishes 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Hello, Four years ago, in 2016, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem (OSE) was launched to address the overwhelming shortfall of current and future STEM professionals in Omaha and across Nebraska. The demand for STEM talent has increased 31% over the past 10 years, and that trend is continuing, according to the…

Backers Hope Omaha’s New Riverfront Science Museum Will Inspire Future Scientists and Engineers

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Omaha World-Herald: A new jewel is coming to Omaha’s riverfront. Ground will be broken this fall for a privately funded $101 million science museum that backers hope will rank among the nation’s best. Architects’ renderings of the new science center show a sizable glassy structure on city parkland at Lewis…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Working To Connect People With Technology Resources

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Director, Julie Sigmon, was interviewed by NET Nebraska on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting work and education.

Built on connecting with partners, Omaha STEM Ecosystem stakeholder base surges

The need for STEM talent in the region has increased 31% over the last decade. Omaha STEM Ecosystem is a collective impact organization that works to change systems and unite stakeholders for a common goal of closing the STEM talent gap. View the full article in the Midlands Business Journal….