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The Omaha STEM Ecosystem believes in the power of connections, collaborations and communication to address the critical shortfall of STEM professionals in the Greater Omaha area.

Our work depends on your support. There is no single initiative that can close the STEM talent gap problem, as the elements we face are complex.  Our challenges span from identifying critical workforce skills, aligning curriculum content with careers of the future and providing access to high-quality STEM education programs for all community members.

With your support, we can:

  • Build a stronger diverse and sustainable STEM Community – assure growth that creates balance between industry needs and available talent
  • Create a culture of access to STEM resources for all community members – all students have access to career exploration on the STEM Community Platform; underemployed people gain skills for better-paying jobs
  • Provide access in education resources to all students no matter their personal life experiences, income level, culture or family support



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If you would like to donate at a Supporter level of $25, $50 or $100 or more, use the link below

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*Please note that the Omaha STEM Ecosystem is a collaboration between the Omaha Zoological Society and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Your payment receipt and 501c3 documentation is with the Omaha Zoological Society.


“We are proud to participate and to help lead the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, as we collectively strive to make Omaha a model for excellence in STEM and STEM workforce development.”

Jeffrey P. Gold, MD
Chancellor of UNO & UNMC


“Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in partnership with UNO/UNMC, in support of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem helps extend our reach, efficiency and advocacy when students are considering a STEM Career.”

Dennis E. Pate
President & CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium


“Union Pacific Railroad is proud to support the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, fostering innovation and putting youth on track to become our community’s future leaders and role models.”

Scott Moore
Senior VP & Chief Administrative Officer of Union Pacific Railroad


“BCDM has been committed to the Omaha STEM Ecosystem offering financial support and leadership to the mission of connecting education, agencies and industry to benefit in developing  STEM career pathways.”

Jim Dennell
 Senior Partner of BCDM Architects