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STEM Daily News Alert October 19th 2018

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  News Alert From STEM Daily The Stem News Aggregator Friday, October 19, 2018 Diversity in STEM English-Learners Often Denied Full Access to STEM Education, Report Finds (Education Week)  School systems across the country should do more to ensure that current and former English-language learners have access to STEM education,…

August 2018 Newsletter

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…

INSIDE the Omaha Public Schools August eNewsletter

Omaha STEM Ecosystem is excited to be apart of the monthly OPS eNewsletter. OPS Continues Shift to STEM Focused Education by James Harrington, OPS Supervisor of Math and Chris Schaben, OPS Supervisor of Science With the revision of the Nebraska State Mathematics Standards in 2015 and continuing with the newly-adopted…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Participates in Panel Discussion

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…

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

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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…

UNL engineering may get $75 million renovation

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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…

Home Built by MCC Students Installed in North Omaha

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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

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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…

Cybersecurity Professionals Wanted: Experts weigh in on closing the skills gap

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At WorkingNation’s fourth Town Hall event, experts provided their insight on how to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals in the IT workforce. By: Matt Parke, WorkingNation Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing sectors in information technology and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply entering the workforce….

Highlander Code Camp Visits TEAM Software

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Photo: TEAM Software Inspiring Omaha’s youth to pursue opportunities in tech. TEAM Software welcomed the 2018 Highlander Code Camp participants to learn more about the company, working in the tech field and the real-world skills needed to be a successful software developer. The 13 high school students met with TEAM…