November 2019 Newsletter

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 Building Omaha’s Future Leaders

November 2019

A STEM Professional You Should Know

Dr. George Grispos – Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity  at UNO

Dr. George Grispos, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Omaha, bears a diverse background of software and information systems experience. Grispos received his MSc. In Computer Forensics and E-Discovery and his PhD in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Previously, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Lero, an Irish Software Research Centre in Limerick, Ireland where he studied engineering forensic-ready software systems. His teaching interests include digital forensics, security policies, security incident response, and information security management. Grispos currently serves on the Editorial Board for Digital Investigation, an international journal that focuses on digital forensics and incident response research. In addition, he also chaired tracks related to security and privacy in healthcare at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences and has been a member of program committees and conferences and workshops such as TrustCom, WSDF, and SERF.


Look Forward to Math Teaching Circles in 2020!

Math and Medicine/Clarkson College – February 18  4:30pm -6:30pm

Math and Biomechanics/UNO Biomechanics Research Building – March 3rd 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Mark Your Calendars!

Science on a Sphere Open House: December 7 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on December 7th for a tour of the new Science on a Sphere facility! We will learn about new courses offered through Metro Community College and watch global weather and climate systems come to life on Science on a Sphere. Don’t miss our special guest Houston Alexander, former UFC competitor, community leader and president of The Houston Alexander Foundation.

Douglas/Sarpy County Holiday STEM Workshops: December 30 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have Yourself a STEM-y Little Workshop with Douglas-Sarpy 4-H! 4-H of Douglas-Sarpy Counties will be hosting a Holiday STEM Workshop on Monday, December 30th for youth ages 5-18. 

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Entrepreneurship | $2

Being a 4-H’er means always learning and improving your skills. Join us for innovative thinking & project brainstorming. Then enter our 4-H MakerSpace to create a product of your own design! Bring a friend & bounce ideas off each other.

Have Yourself a STEM-Y Little Christmas | $2
Centered around the holidays, it’s all things computer science!
Whether you make a guitar out of oranges or solve problems
with a computer, get your mind moving with STEM.

American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Truss Bustin’ Competition: February 22nd 

The Nebraska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host its annual Truss Bustin’ competition at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha on Saturday, February 22nd. The competition is intended to educate students on the engineering design process, and provide a hands-on approach to learning the basics of structural design. Prizes of $300, $200, and $100 are up for grabs for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively! To learn more, visit


The Omaha STEM Ecosystem would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Stay tuned for our January newsletter in 2020!

We want you to be a part of the conversation about how to find solutions for addressing the shortfall of STEM professionals in the Omaha community. To collaborate with innovators, educators, researchers and leaders of tomorrow, join the Omaha STEM Ecosystem today at

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