March 2023 Newsletter
Building a Vibrant STEM Ecosystem
Save the date for April 20, 2023, as the Omaha STEM Ecosystem kicks off the first of four upcoming Omaha STEM Connect events this year. Our Omaha STEM Connect events bring together business professionals, educators and STEMfluencers in the community to maximize STEM learning initiatives for students and adults, especially those underrepresented in STEM careers.
Stay tuned for event updates throughout the year!
Founder’s Meeting Recap
On February 8, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem hosted its annual Founder’s meeting at the UNO Barbara Weitz Engagement Center. UNO’s Senior Vice Chancellor He and Dr. Luis Padilla, President and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, opened the meeting and welcomed the Founders and OSE’s action committee members. Action Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs reviewed accomplishments from the past year and goals for 2023. Be on the lookout for our OSE STEM Connect Series of events as well as launching new careers on the STEM Community Platform.
Technology Infrastructure Careers Page Launches on STEM Community Platform
The STEM Community Platform is launching an exploration page of Technology Infrastructure Careers. Technology infrastructure involves building and maintaining all of the devices and applications that keep us connected. Careers in technology infrastructure require an understanding of networks, systems and hardware. As remote work becomes more common, infrastructure careers are more critical to an organization’s success than ever before. Technology infrastructure careers are full of problem-solvers who can assist customers and solve complex behind-the-scenes issues.
Get involved in a local STEM fairs or competition! Here’s your chance to help our Greater Omaha area students develop the critical STEM readiness skills needed for their future.
For more information, visit the Metro Science and Engineering Fair website.
For other volunteer opportunities such as science fairs, mentoring, etc., email Julie Sigmon (email@example.com).
Consider applying for the 7×24 Exchange – Silicon Prairie Chapter Annual Scholarship, if you are pursuing further education in the STEM field.
The scholarship will be awarded annually for a total of $4,000.
7×24 Exchange exists to enhance and expand the network, knowledge and community of the broad mission-critical industry in the region. The organization brings together those who design, build, operate and maintain mission-critical infrastructure to promote education, involvement, inclusion and improve communities.
Apply before March 31, 2023, by visiting the 7×24 Change Silicon Prairie Chapter website!
Save the Date for April 20: STEM Connect Roadmap
Save the date for April 20, 2023, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., as the Omaha STEM Ecosystem kicks off the first of four upcoming Omaha STEM Connect events this year: Roadmaps and Milestones!
Our Omaha STEM Connect events bring together business professionals, educators and STEMfluencers in the community to maximize STEM learning initiatives for students and adults, especially those underrepresented in STEM careers. Stay tuned for event updates throughout the year!
Click here to register for this free event today!
As the Omaha STEM Ecosystem continues to build and grow a more vibrant STEM community, we are committed to connecting individuals and businesses to STEM-related opportunities and resources around the area. Visit stemplatform.org to stay up to date on STEM offerings and resources.
Julie Sigmon, Director of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem