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Expand evidence-driven research & assessments that lead to one common research outcome to measure impact of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem in the Greater Omaha area, and grow community development, recruitment and retention.


  • Build a data depository that users can access and upload data
  • Develop common metrics and data collection specific for each sector to be publishes and distributed
  • Identify research questions for each sector that leads to one common research outcome to measure impact

Our Work


Dana Richter-Egger                            UNO Math Science Center


Ayanna Boykins                                 Omaha Public Schools

Kate Cooper                                     UNO – IS&T

Shannon DeVivo                                Olsson

Anne Karabon                                   UNO Early Childhood Education

Gerald Kuhn                                     City of Omaha

Amanda McGill Johnson                    NE Coalition for Lifesaving Cures

Jodie Meyer                                      NE Dept of Labor/Economics 

Stan Odenthal                                  Heartland Workforce Solutions

Ken Sigmon                                      Sheppard’s Business Interiors, Inc.