President – BCDM Architects
A system does not exist that captures all the high-quality STEM programs in the Greater Omaha area and allows easy access for the community members. In addition, there is not a clearly defined assessment tool utilized across the city that defines key aspects of ‘high quality’. Currently, STEM pathways from pre-school to career, are not clearly defined, and are operating in silos.
The Quality STEM Programs/Pathways Committee is committed to identifying and promoting quality STEM programs through a standardized self-identifying tool and capturing STEM programs and resources for easy access within the community. A cornerstone of the STEM Ecosystem is to develop an on-line resource and access to programs for all members in the Greater Omaha area community. Future work of this committee is to review those existing STEM pathways, PK-16th grade that can lead to career opportunities, and fill in blank where programs do not exits.
Jim Dennell BCDM Architects
Steering Committee Advisers:
Paige Dempsey Contractor
Michael Flesch Metropolitan Community College
Neal Grandgenett University of NE at Omaha
Pam Ashley Omaha’s HD Zoo and Aquarium
Mike Baldino Baldino Enterprises, Inc.
Rosemary Edzie NU Foundation
Cassidy Jacobitz Omaha’s HD Zoo and Aquarium
Tracie Reding UNO/STEM Outreach
Pat Thraen PK Foundation
Kristin VanWyngaarden UNO Grad Student
Sally Wei UNL/Engineering