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ROUNDTABLE SERIES  2021
BUILDING A THRIVING STEM COMMUNITY: Cultivating and Advancing Emergent Ideas

August 26, 2021 Roundtable

The second virtual roundtable opened with a presentation about the newly launched internship page on the STEM Community Platform by Levi Thiele, Director of Career Development at University of Nebraska Omaha. She challenged the group to continue to post internship opportunities to assure students had access to this vital career exploration experience. Jim Collison, Gallup, moderated a business and education panel discussions around their needs and best practice internship models. We thank our speakers, Nebraska Tech Collaborative, HDR, Olsson, Avenue Scholars, OPPD/Legacy, ACE Mentoring, Girls Inc/Eureka, UNIO/ NE STEM 4U, and MCC/Go Network, for highlighting the great internship models that exists in our community. We are looking forward to diving deeper into this discussion of building a thriving STEM community in our last Virtual Roundtable Discussion, October 28, 2021.

Please join us in continuing the conversation during our next event on Oct. 28. Register at ose.unomaha.edu/register.

May 25, 2021 Roundtable

Emerging from a year of disruption and uncertainty, we are optimistic and impressed by the collective efforts to cultivate positive changes in education and business that will influence our future. Our 2021 roundtable series shares experiences and develops a vision to transform emerging ideas from the 2020 series to solutions.

Please join us in continuing the conversation during our next event on Aug. 26. Register at ose.unomaha.edu/register.

ROUNDTABLE SERIES  2020
CELEBRATING CREATIVITY IN A COVID-19 CULTURE: Navigating What’s Next: Now, Near and Far

As we navigate the challenges and opportunities in this new COVID-19 culture, we draw on the knowledge of our diverse network of thought leaders and experts to understand the implications to our work, education, and future workforce. This series of virtual roundtable discussions, allows us to share our experiences and lessons learned, as well as share ideas that can give voice to building a stronger community.

October 20, 2020 Roundtable
The third virtual roundtable opened with a presentation by Rachel Jacobson, President of Heritage Services.  Rachel walked us through the early design concepts of the new STEM Center, which will open spring of 2023.  The response from previous roundtables was tremendous.  This roundtable enabled our discussion to focused on specific ideas that could be brought to fruition through the Omaha STEM Ecosytem’s committee work.  These areas of impact included building tech equity, maximizing technology, creative engagement in a virtual setting and returning to an in-person environment.

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September 23, 2020 Roundtable
The second virtual roundtable focused on key areas of impact such as building tech equity, maximizing technology, creative engagement in a virtual setting and returning to an in-person environment.

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June 23, 2020 Roundtable
The first in a series of three roundtables, identified key areas of impact: What are you doing new and transformative today in your organization due to COVID-19; How will this potentially impact the work you do in the STEM sector; Where have you felt most success or improvements in this forced innovation; and Where do you want to dive deeper or explore more with others.

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The second roundtable in the series will take the themes of today’s conversation around  innovation, and structural changes in a deeper dive of specific topics.  Hope you will join us for the September 23rd conversation.