January 2022 Newsletter: Making 2022 the Best Year for STEM

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Making 2022 the Best Year for STEM

Happy New Year! In 2022 as we look for STEM influencers, we would like to thank all of our founders for helping us to provide high quality programs to Omaha youth. We would not be where we are today without the continued support from our founders. To learn more information about becoming a founder contact us at info@omahastem.com.

2021 Annual Impact Report

The year 2021 marked the Omaha STEM Ecosystem’s 5th anniversary. During this past year, we have defined a common agenda, identified critical skills needed for tomorrow’s careers, and created a framework to support partnerships between the education and business sectors. Our 2021 Annual Impact report highlights the key STEM areas that contributed to our success this past year. To read the whole impact report go to https://omahastem.com/about-us/

STEM Community Platform

Research has shown that they key influencer for students is often an engagement experience that sparks innovation. The STEM Community Platform speaks to that journey. We invite you to participate as well in that journey, by uploading your programs, resources, and training opportunities for students and teachers to the SCP. With Summer quickly approaching make sure that you get your Summer programming posted to the platform so that every student has equal access to STEM resources.


STEM Approved Program

The STEM Approved Program is a tool that we provide to ensure best practices for youth programs are evident. This tool is used for informational and educational purposes only. Take the survey at https://stemplatform.aiminstitute.org/ to learn what it takes to have a quality STEM program.


Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair

We are looking for volunteer judges for this year’s Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) coming soon. Volunteer judges will be needed for both Junior and Senior Division projects. The deadline to sign up is February 3, 2022. The event will take place at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Thursday, March 3rd. Being a judge is the perfect opportunity to help students show the knowledge they will use to build a better future for us all. Click here to sign up.

Featured Founder

We are grateful to have Cox Business as a Founder of the OSE. Cox believes it is good business to be good citizens of the communities they serve through volunteerism and financial support. Their focus is building for the future not only in their product offerings but in the youth who are the next generation of workforce. OSE is excited to bring on Cox Business as a new founder in support of our mission to provide quality STEM programs to everyone through their sponsorship of the STEM Community Platform (SCP). Cox in partnership with the OSE, is providing high quality STEM resources for the Greater Omaha area. Learn more about Cox’s sponsorship of the SCP at www.stemplatform.org

Join our efforts to ensure five more years of STEM excellence and innovation. Your time, talent and treasure will help move our work forward as we transform Omaha into a robust STEM community where our talent pipeline can grow.

From all of us at the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, thank you for your continued support in making STEM Learning and STEM careers a priority in the Omaha area!

Julie Sigmon, Director of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem

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