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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…

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…

Family Engagement: Taking it to the next level

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

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…

UNO College of IS&T Cybersecurity Program

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

What is Cybersecurity? Would you like to be a part of helping secure our nation’s information technology (IT) infrastructure? If so, the study of Cybersecurity will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Today more than ever emerges a strong need for professionals interested in finding ways to make…

Coding Classrooms from Bricklayer

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

Photo: Bricklayer Bricklayer has been used in over 80 schools, across 8 school districts, in the Omaha metro area. They provide free teacher training to all teachers because they believe that, empowered teachers empower students! As one of their Bricklayer Instructors, Shanna Mathia, so aptly stated, “Watching students engage so…

Making Tornado in a Glass

On July 19, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Photo: Rookie Parenting Science A tornado, also called twister or cyclone, is a violent rotating column of air extending between the Earth’s surface and the base of a thunderstorm. This vortex of wind, usually funnel-shaped, can be very destructive. It can destroy large buildings, uproot trees, drive sticks into trees and hurl cars hundreds…

8 Fun Ways To Keep Math Learning Alive Through the Summer

On July 16, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

  Summer is a time for play and rest, family time and adventures. But there’s compelling research to show that kids forget a lot of what they learned during the school year if they don’t have opportunities to continue reading, using their mathematical thinking skills and exploring the world around them. It’s…

Bridging the STEM Skills Gap Involves Both Education and Industry Commitments

On July 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

Photo: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The workforce of tomorrow requires a strong STEM foundation today. INSIDE SUBARU OF Indiana Automotive, students gather around a scaled-down version of the robotic arms the industry uses to make cars. They watch as it sorts colored blocks on a miniaturized production line, occasionally glancing at the nearby…