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A Deeper Dive into Key Readings on the Future of Work

On July 10, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

STEMconnector released the State of STEM report in May of this year, and we continue to use the framework and research to drive knowledge and action for our networks. We are pleased to share a series of blog posts diving more deeply into the resources found in the call-out boxes included throughout the report….

Flying Mavs Earn Top 10 Finish Nationally

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

Photo: UNO Aviation  The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Flying Mavericks earned the highest team finish in program history this weekend as they placed eighth at the 2018 National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON competition, which took place Monday, April 30, through Saturday, May 5, at Indiana State Univeristy. The…

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…

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…

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…

Research event lets undergrads, grad students network

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

By Misty Pocwierz-Gaines, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center On April 28, in conjunction with the Nebraska Science Festival, the UNMC Office of Recruitment and Student Engagement hosted the first undergraduate and graduate research poster presentation in the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Thirty-eight undergraduates attended the event from…