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June 2018 Newsletter

On July 2, 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: Kate Cooper, Ph.D Kate Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Big Data in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics at UNO. Kate received her Ph.D. in Pathology and Microbiology from the University of Nebraska at…

University to House Nebraska’s First Self-Driving Shuttle

On June 26, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

by Scott Schrage | University Communication Nebraska Innovation Campus is living up to its name. The university’s epicenter of forward-thinking initiatives will temporarily house the state’s first self-driving shuttle, which was announced June 20 at Nebraska Innovation Studio. The City of Lincoln, which won a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to…

FREE Family Safari Explorer Classes

On June 22, 2018, Posted by , In Events, With No Comments

Photo: Wildlife Safari Park  For more information: http://www.wildlifesafaripark.com/programs-day-camps

UNO Professor Among Tribute to Women Honorees

On June 20, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Photo: UNO Published: May 14th, 2018  The WCA’s Tribute to Women Awards recognizes local women’s impact on the community. A UNO professor will be recognized at the Women’s Center for Advancement(WCA’s) 31st annual Tribute to Women. The luncheon will take place Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The WCA’s list of 10 distinguished…

Combatting Bias and Steering Girls Towards Careers in STEM

On June 16, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Photo: LinkedIn  By: Laura Barrowman, CTO at Credit Suisse Ever since primary school, I have loved mathematics. There’s something about mental arithmetic and the satisfaction of finding a solution to a problem that captured — and has kept — my interest for decades. Augment that early passion with the good…

How to Build an Equitable Learning Community in your Science Classroom

On June 15, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Photo: STEM Teaching Tools By: Deb Morrison & Phillip Bell What Is The Issue? Equitable classroom communities foster trusting and caring relationships. They make cultural norms explicit in order to reduce the risk of social injuries associated with learning together. Teachers are responsible for disrupting problematic practices and developing science…

Maverick Investment Camp

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

Photo: UNO College of Business Administration  This camp is designed for students between the ages of 17 and 19, or grades 11 and 12 as well as college freshmen, who want to learn more about finance and investing. Campers will learn about the world of investing from professors and local…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem and UNO Mathematics Dept’s “Math Series”, Provides K-12 Teacher Support

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , , With No Comments

The latest issue of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s “Pride of Place” magazine features the story of Preska Hinapa Wi Poor Bear and her experience with the UNO/Zoo STEM Initiative. You can see math, she says, in all the circles of the Earth. In the sun, stars and moon ……

Aviation STEM Fair

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

The event aims to get young people interested in aviation. OMAHA, Neb. — When you combine pancakes and airplanes, it’s easy to capture a a kid’s attention. “We get them into a plane, show them how it works, get them up in the air. If they feel comfortable we let them…

$92 million military contract extension is NU’s biggest research grant yet

On June 11, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

By Mike Ruggles The University of Nebraska system has won its biggest research grant in history, a $92 million, five-year contract with the military. The new contract is an extension of the previous biggest grant, an $84 million military contract that NU won in 2012. NU officials and faculty members…