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August 2018 Newsletter

On October 3, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Building Omaha’s Future Leaders June 2018 Celebrating STEM in Omaha  A STEM Professional You Should Know: Joe Pecha Joe Pecha is a journeyman electrician specializing in commercial projects who has worked for Miller Electric for eighteen years. He graduated from the Apprentice program through the Local 22 electrical union and also…

Congressional App Challenge

On August 13, 2018, Posted by , In Events, With No Comments

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district. Middle and high school students code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress,…

STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem (Education Week)

On August 10, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Focusing early education efforts solely on STEM integration does students a disservice By: Gina Picha In 2012, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report calling for a national effort to produce 1 million more STEM graduates. Science, technology, engineering, and math educators have responded with…

It’s a Breeze to Teach Wind Energy with these STEM Resources (DOE)

On August 9, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Want to be in the second fastest-growing job field in America? Then you’re going to be a wind turbine technician! Just last year, an additional 107,000 workers landed jobs at wind energy firms in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at…

How This Female Fortune 100 Executive Is Helping Women Advance In STEM Fields (Forbes)

On August 8, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

By Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Contributor At a time when women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), it is heartening to see women who rise to leadership positions and actively encourage and empower other women to advance. Nicola Palmer, the chief network engineering officer…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Participates in Panel Discussion

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Photo: AIM Institute The Omaha STEM Ecosystem took part in a round-table panel of local leaders in education, business, and non-profit. These leaders were joined by Congressman Don Bacon to discuss efforts in encouraging young students to pursue careers in tech. Everyone agreed that there’s a shortage of talent in…

Urban Forestry In the Schoolyard: Trees and Student Performance

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Photo: PLOS Ecology Community By: Jeff Atkins Research into how nature impacts our well-being has shown that being outside makes us feel better. Images of nature alone have been shown to lift people’s mood. But is there any connection with how the natural environment affects students’ grades? Researchers Sivajanani Sivarajar, Sandy Smith,…

TIES: Topics in Education Symposium

On August 6, 2018, Posted by , In Events, With No Comments

Math Matters: The Importance of Mathematics in Elementary School (BU)

On August 5, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Photo: Boston University By Sam Richard, SED’19 As an elementary school teacher, I will soon be expected to teach a variety of school subjects from language arts and history to math and science. While my major is Elementary Education, I have always enjoyed math, and I am pursuing a minor…

Students at Metropolitan Community College build a house and get a taste of the real world

On August 4, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Metropolitan Community College students are erecting a house inside a building, and the concept makes perfect sense to everyone there. Building the house while inside the new Construction Education Center on the Fort Omaha campus in northeast Omaha gives faculty members the chance to conveniently observe the more than 100…