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June 2020 Newsletter

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Building Omaha’s Future Leaders June 2020 STEM Professional You Should Know Making a Digital Difference: Pincurl Girls’ Texts Send Teen Girls Right Message Jen Landis inspires hundreds of girls daily across the country through her text messages to them. Landis, a graphic designer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker in Lincoln, Neb.,…

May 2020 Newsletter

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Building Omaha’s Future Leaders May 2020 Message from the Director As we have adhered to the new culture of social distancing, and as we forge a new normal, I am inspired by the creativity in how our community met these challenges. Now more than ever we are connecting with each…

April 2020 Newsletter

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Building Omaha’s Future Leaders April 2020 Message from the Director As I settle down in my home office, the jolt from communal workspace to isolation wears away and is replaced by awe. Science is powering on to find a cure, technology fills in the distances between us, engineering repurposes factories…

March 2020 Newsletter

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Building Omaha’s Future Leaders March 2020 A STEM Professional You Should Know This month it’s the STEM Professionals You Should Know! Here are some brief descriptions of professionals that presented on February 18th for the Math Circles: Math with Medicine event held at Clarkson College! JoAnn Acierno, M.S.N, R.N. and Joan Blum…

February 2020 Newsletter

Building Omaha’s Future Leaders February 2020 A STEM Professional You Should Know Theresa Woods is an intern at the Omaha STEM Ecosystem. With a degree in Graphic Design, visual narrative is her passion. After learning Graphic Design is categorized as earning a Bachelors of Science, she looked further into STEM…

January 2020 Newsletter

 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders January 2020 A STEM Professional You Should Know In December 2019, Neyda Zavala became the program’s first intern to be hired full-time by the utility. Zavala, part of the first of three Legacy classes at OPPD, works in the Customer Care Services call center. In this…

November 2019 Newsletter

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 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders November 2019 A STEM Professional You Should Know Dr. George Grispos – Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity  at UNO Dr. George Grispos, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Omaha, bears a diverse background of software and information systems experience. Grispos received his MSc. In Computer…

October 2019 Newsletter

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 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders October 2019 Celebrating STEM in Omaha Meet the iEXCEL Tech Team! iEXCEL is a bold and visionary program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center purposefully designed to transform health professions education and offer unprecedented opportunities for research and development. The iEXCEL training model focuses on…

September 2019 Newsletter

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 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders September 2019 Celebrating STEM in Omaha A STEM Professional You Should Know! Derrick Nero Derrick Nero, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Education (UNO COE), never expected to become a teacher. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in…

August 2019 Newsletter

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 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders August 2019 Celebrating STEM in Omaha A STEM Professional You Should Know! Stephan Grot Stephan Grot, Executive Director of the creative center KANEKO, credits his unique and fulfilling career path to his simultaneous passions for STEM and art. As a child, he loved multiple mediums of…