June 2021 Newsletter: Join Our Efforts to Ensure Five More Years of STEM Excellence & Innovation

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Five years ago, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem was formed and engaged with 180 community stakeholders to address the overwhelming shortfall of current and future STEM professionals in the Greater Omaha area. Today, we are almost 1,000 community stakeholders strong and growing.

As we celebrate our 5th Anniversary, we continue to fulfill the roles of connector, collaborator and communicator to support programs and resources for students, families and educators. Through these efforts, the stage has been set to build an even stronger infrastructure and engage more advocates for innovative STEM programs that ensure equity and access for all.

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.

Help Us Cultivate and Advance Emergent Ideas
Thank you to all who attended our recent virtual roundtable discussion on Building a Thriving STEM Community. We were enlightened by your experiences from this challenging year, which will help shape our vision for the future of STEM. Click here to view the May roundtable, and visit ose.unomaha.edu/register to sign up for our other upcoming virtual roundtables in August and October.

Visit the STEM Community Platform for Upcoming Events, Internships and Resources
The STEM Community Platform, www.stemplatform.org, showcases STEM resources and career exploration tools in our community.

Intern Omaha
Do you know a high schooler entering their junior year? Be sure to keep Intern Omaha on your radar! Intern Omaha (powered by Avenue Scholars) is an innovative program connecting high school students with paid, yearlong internships at some of the area’s best employers in the business, IT, trades and automotive fields. Click here to learn more about applying for internships.


Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge is a national coding competition that gives middle school and high school students the opportunity to create and submit their own unique app. No prior experience or skill in computer programming or coding is required, and free online resources are available to help participants interested in competing for a chance to be invited to the annual #HouseofCode award ceremony and STEM convention in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more and register.

Create an account on our STEM Community Platform if you have an upcoming event or resource to share with the community.

From all of us at the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, we hope you have a fun and safe summer. We look forward to sharing back-to-school updates with you in our August Newsletter.



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