March 2022 Newsletter: Building a Vibrant STEM Community

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March 2022 Newsletter 

Building a Vibrant STEM Community

OSE Annual Survey

Thank you so much for your engagement with the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and our partners throughout the past year. We are partnering with Parlay Consulting Firm to collect your vital feedback as we continue to facilitate connections, collaborations, and communication to strengthen the local STEM workforce and pipeline. We have been conducting our annual survey since 2016 and we use the feedback provided to make data-informed decisions and plans moving forward. Your response to the survey helps to ensure we are getting a broad picture of our engagement in the community. The survey is very brief and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. We would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to complete the survey by March 18.

Save the Date for April 5th


You are invited to our 2022 in-person event, Omaha STEM Community Connect, on April 5th at 5:30. Join us at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for a Happy Hour that highlights the STEM Community Platform, and how it serves as a critical piece in leveraging business and education expertise to close the talent gap. Learn how you can be a part of this shared opportunity to grow our STEM talent and assure Omaha remains a vibrant STEM Community. Click here to register for this opportunity.


Featured Founder

We are grateful to have Clarkson College as a founder of the OSE. Clarkson College is continually innovating in education and scholarships to ensure they meet the needs of students and the ever-changing field of healthcare. They are committed to excellence in everything they do and we appreciate their support as a founder.

Clarkson College offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs for both entry-level and highly advanced roles. One program that they have available is a Nurse Aide (CNA) course. Learn more about this program and other upcoming events that Clarkson College has to offer by visiting the STEM Community Platform.


City Nature Challenge

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, April 29 to May 2 as they unite forces to identify and count plants and animals that live among us during the City Nature Challenge. The City Nature Challenge s an annual, global community science competition to document urban biodiversity. For the past five years, Omahans have participated in this challenge by cataloging the wildlife in our city. This year there will be both virtual and in-person events. Click below to learn more about City Nature Challenge and to stay up to date with all the events.


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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