Research and Advocacy Committee

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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.

Our Work


Stan Odenthal – Heartland Workforce Solutions

Vice Chair: 

Jodie Meyer – Ne Department of Labor/Economics


Ayanna Boykins – Omaha Public Schools

Kate Cooper – UNO – IS&T

Shannon DeVivo – Olsson

Ciara Issaoui – UNICH

Gerald Kuhn – City of Omaha

Amanda McGill Johnson – NE Coalition for Lifesaving Cures

Dana Richter-Egger – UNO Math Science Center

Dakota Smith – Metropolitan Community College