October 2020 Newsletter

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October 2020

A STEM Professional You Should Know

Allison Sillik is the Director of Community Learning at Do Space, the nation’s first technology library. She is responsible for all community technology programs, events, and outreach, and she brings 6 years of collective experience in human services, libraries, and community outreach to her position. While earning a Master’s of Information Science and Learning Technologies degree from the University of Missouri, her work on the role of women in the advancement of public libraries was accepted for publication.

Allison is passionate about connecting the community with technology and access to resources. She landed in her position at Do Space through the library community where she saw the perfect opportunity to serve all members and facets of the Omaha Metro. Through her time at Do Space, she has assisted in transitioning all programs into virtual learning opportunities, created the Do Space Code Community, and is ready to launch Do Space’s first After-School Club for Elementary and Middle-School aged children.

Virtual Roundtable Series

Don’t forget to register for the October 20th Roundtable Discussion. This is a great opportunity to have a deeper conversation around issues important to you. We are pleased to announce Rachel Jacobson, President of Heritage Services, will be opening our third Roundtable Discussion. Heritage Services recently announced the new STEM Center project on the riverfront. The proposed science center will be a learning and entertainment attraction with a focus on STEM-inspired activities.

Register for the October Roundtable here

Save the Date for Project Lead the Way

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem and Project Lead The Way are partnering to host a virtual event to collaborate and share best practices in the new space we all find ourselves in for learning and collaborating. Engaging and motivating learners is a challenge educators face regardless of where learning takes place, but it can be increasingly difficult in these new structures of learning.

This collaborative session will provide tips and tools to engage your learners, build excitement for your content, and discover meaningful ways to motivate learners to tackle real world problems. We hope you will join us for this collaborative session where best practices and resources will be shared from across the region.

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 8:30am-9:30am


Read More About Other Events And Resources

Earth to Sky Academy, a program in partnership with NASA, the National Park Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is now accepting Applications

Check out all the Resources for ParentsEducators and Families by clicking this link!

Now featuring resources from Do Space, Prairie STEM and UNL’s 4-H Program!

ROUNDTABLE, September 23rd recorded session HERE

Stay tuned for our November Newsletter!

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 https://omahastem.com/get-involved/.

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