Prairie STEM/UNL Engineering
In creating PK -12 pathways, through experiential learning, quality STEM programs and job-connected mentorships/externships, supporting educators with resources and training is essential. Although there are many training opportunities throughout the Omaha area, they are operating in silos and not necessarily connected to building strong career pathways.
The Professional Development/Training Committee is committed to identifying professional development/training opportunities and resources for educators, and industry partners that provide STEM knowledge, competency and pedagogy. As STEM pathways for students is developed, PD and training opportunities will support each pathway from PK- Career.
Anna Sumner Prairie STEM
Steering Committee Advisers:
Megan Addison Collective for Youth
Elizabeth Mulkerrin Omaha’s HD Zoo & Aquarium
Justin Andersson Omaha Public Schools
Emily Brown Omaha’s HD Zoo & Aquarium
Reid Claussen Novozymes
DeLayne Havlovik Omaha Public Schools
Nicole Mitchell Urban League of NE
Michelle Rono HD Zoo and Aquarium
Hillary Saalfeld Omaha’s Children’s Museum
Megan Sigmon McGrath North Law
La Resha Swiney Omaha Public Schools