The STEM Community Platform has been a vital tool toward building a stronger STEM community, connecting education and business development for tomorrow’s workforce since its 2021 inception.
Thanks to a $5,000 Meta Community Action Grant, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and our committed partners will have the necessary resources to continue expanding and promoting the STEM Community Platform, increasing STEM opportunities throughout the area.
“The Omaha STEM Ecosystem prides itself on developing collaborations, and so we work with many of our community partners to accomplish that,” Director Julie Sigmon said. “Whether through our series of speaking engagements or through the STEM Community Platform, the ecosystem is constantly finding ways to spark excitement and innovation within Omaha’s STEM community.”
The platform, formed in partnership with the AIM Institute and the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, provides the greater Omaha area with a robust catalog of STEM programs and resources for all levels of education. In doing so, the platform has become the area’s primary resource for sharing and promoting local STEM programs and resources.
“The impact, to me, is the collaboration piece,” Tony Veland, Director of Business Development and Community Engagement at AIM Institute, said. “It’s sometimes really hard to get business and education together to accomplish your goals. When we’re thinking about trying to grow this pipeline of trying to get more people into STEM, one thing that is really important is to make sure that what they’re learning in school is going to translate into being productive elsewhere.”
Thanks to the Meta Community Action Grant, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and its partners can continue to live out its mission of connecting education and business development for tomorrow’s workforce.
You can read more about the STEM Community Platform and explore its ever-growing catalogue of STEM offerings by visiting the STEM Community Platform website.