February 2020 Newsletter

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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 and how it applies to her work.

Art is full of STEM principles and processes. Observing, cataloging, and designing new ways of telling a story through one or more images is a process that uses science, technology, engineering, and math. Any artists out there who think STEM has nothing to do with them ought to give it a closer look. Have you measured out the amount of paper or clay for a project? Do you observe the world around you for inspiration? Do you use a computer to draw digitally? These are all ways STEM helps develop the art process.

Theresa is a freelance graphic artist who takes commissions for anything from book covers to business logos, layout and character design. Got a message you want to share with the world? Contact her and get started!


Math and Medicine Recap

The STEM Ecosystem was excited to partner with Clarkson College in offering the Math Teaching CircleMath and Medicine.  This event was hands-on with a variety of stations set up for activities connecting math principle to healthcare concepts.  Topics covered included math behind the logarithmic growth of bacteria, algebraic equations and information when charting radiology exposure reading and calculation of infusion rate for fluid replacement. 

Each participant went home with a digital packet of lesson plans to utilize in their classroom.  For the culminating activity, the Clarkson staff conducted a tour of their state of the art Interprofessional Learning Center.

The Math Teaching Circle is in partnership with the UNO Mathematics Department and the OSE.  For more information on how you can be a part of this series, contact: Julie Sigmon Julie.sigmon@omahazoo.com


Spotlight: Conagra’s Educator Internship is live on their career site!

“We are looking for 2-3 educators to host for a 6-8 week experience this summer at our downtown campus. This is our “Pilot” Year, and we want to make sure it is a success! During their internship educators will be exposed to a wide variety of innovation, technology, and automation, as well as learning about different areas of our Global Business and Information Services group.”

Click this link to learn more!

More Internship Opportunities 

Hungry for the chance to learn through an intern/externship opportunity? Check out our Internship Page!

Do you want your intern/externship opportunity posted? Contact Julie Sigmon at julie.sigmon@omahazoo.com

Mark Your Calendars!

Math Series

Math with Biomechanics

Math and the Body

Explore how mathematics helps scientists understand human body movement!

This event is for Educators, Administrators and Pre-Service Teachers

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (4:30pm – 6:30pm)

Registration Information

Math at Union Pacific

Math Makes Trains Move

Learn how Union Pacific Railroad applies math in its drones and engineering construction programs.

This event is for Educators, Administrators and Pre-Service Teachers

Monday, April 6, 2020 (4:30pm – 6:30pm)

Registration Information

We want you to be a part of the conversation about how to find solutions for addressing the shortfall of STEM professionals in the Omaha community. To collaborate with innovators, educators, researchers and leaders of tomorrow, join the Omaha STEM Ecosystem today at https://omahastem.com/get-involved/.

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