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Lecturing Not Effective In Teaching STEM Students

On August 3, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Developing a science literate citizenry and a qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce depend heavily on the learning environments provided in STEM courses at the university level. Despite numerous efforts nationwide to train STEM faculty in the implementation of teaching practices that have a demonstrated effectiveness, the extent to which…

Go Inside a Wind Turbine

On August 3, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

From OPPD The Wire By Laura King-Homan A wind turbine sits in an open field, moving with the wind and generating electricity for customers who may live miles away. The use of renewable energy resources has grown in recent years at OPPD. The recent groundbreaking of the Sholes Wind Energy Center in northeast Nebraska…

Teacher Festival

On August 2, 2018, Posted by , In Events, With No Comments

During Teacher’s Festival, the teachers take over Omaha Children’s Museum. This after-hours event is for adults-only who are educators, school administrators, homeschooling parents, and those involved in early childhood education. Tables will be set up throughout the museum showcasing programs and products useful to teachers. The event is free and…

SLE Workforce Data Snapshots

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

STEM Learning Ecosystems economic data for STEM industries in Nebraska. Check out the link for a downloadable PDF of data sources. SLE workforce data snapshots   

Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from College Admissions

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

  Photo: Hampshire College ONE YEAR AFTER HAMPSHIRE’S DECISION TO STOP ACCEPTING SAT/ACT SCORES IN ADMISSIONS, WE ARE SEEING REMARKABLE RESULTS. By Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College You won’t find our college in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released this month. Last year Hampshire College decided not to…

UNL engineering may get $75 million renovation

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

For a college that prepares students to design and build, the facilities that house the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering are uninviting. But the College of Engineering is likely soon to receive approval for $75.5 million worth of building improvements. The NU Board of Regents on Friday will consider…

ALS is topic of Aug. 14 Omaha Science Cafe

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In Events, With No Comments

From UNMC Newsroom Amy Nordness, Ph.D., director of speech-language pathology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, and Shannon Todd, a care services specialist with The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, speak at the next Omaha Science Cafe at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th…

Family Engagement: Taking it to the next level

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From STEM Next Opportunity Fund How can organizations integrate parent education into their STEM programs? With support, parents can learn to engage in positive interactions that spark and maintain their child’s interest in STEM. In this case study, Drs. Kekelis and Sammet highlight the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas—two…

Home Built by MCC Students Installed in North Omaha

On July 31, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

From KETV Omaha A new type of home could be coming to your neighborhood. The build took place on the Metro Community College Campus as an effort to bring education and community together. The project, called Bridge Network, was started by students and ends with a big benefit to the…

Omaha best city in U.S. for college grads to start careers, study finds

On July 31, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

From the Omaha World Herald Omahans have that humble Midwestern “aw shucks” mentality, which might not work to their advantage when recruiting young professionals. An analysis this year by ZipRecruiter and reported by the St. Louis Business Journal gave Omahans something to boast about, if only they would. The analysis called…