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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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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

On July 25, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

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…

UNO Aviation Institute creates drone program

On July 24, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

  A new concentration within UNO’s Aviation Institute, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, is giving students the opportunity to learn how to use drones in many different types of careers. By: Taylor Barth, Reporter OMAHA, Neb. — Students at the University of Nebraska-Omaha see drones as more than just a hobby, but the…

College students try to close pilot shortage gap – from KMTV News Now

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

Omaha STEM Ecosystem 2017 Annual Report

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

It was a busy year for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem. See what we’ve been up to this past year: STEM Annual Report 2017_Final_spreads (2)