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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….

Learning opportunities and career development are critical for local ecosystem

Local organizations say education and career development is an ongoing progress. Julie Sigmon, director of Omaha STEM Ecosystem, said the most significant trend in the industry right now is that business and education are collaborating to ensure Omaha remains a vibrant community of innovation. View the full article in the…