HYBRID AND BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Engaging and Motivating Learners Wherever Learning is Happening!

December 3, 2020 The Omaha STEM Ecosystem, in partnership with Project Lead the Way, hosted a virtual presentation, on a key topic that many educators face – engaging and motivating learners in the blended and virtual space of classroom today.  This collaborative session provided tips and tools, on how to…

Backers Hope Omaha’s New Riverfront Science Museum Will Inspire Future Scientists and Engineers

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Omaha World-Herald: A new jewel is coming to Omaha’s riverfront. Ground will be broken this fall for a privately funded $101 million science museum that backers hope will rank among the nation’s best. Architects’ renderings of the new science center show a sizable glassy structure on city parkland at Lewis…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Working To Connect People With Technology Resources

Omaha STEM Ecosystem Director, Julie Sigmon, was interviewed by NET Nebraska on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting work and education.

Built on connecting with partners, Omaha STEM Ecosystem stakeholder base surges

The need for STEM talent in the region has increased 31% over the last decade. Omaha STEM Ecosystem is a collective impact organization that works to change systems and unite stakeholders for a common goal of closing the STEM talent gap. View the full article in the Midlands Business Journal….

Learning opportunities and career development are critical for local ecosystem

Local organizations say education and career development is an ongoing progress. Julie Sigmon, director of Omaha STEM Ecosystem, said the most significant trend in the industry right now is that business and education are collaborating to ensure Omaha remains a vibrant community of innovation. View the full article in the…

Omaha STEM Ecosystem offers online resources for families

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem has provided a resource list with online links that families can use that can help with productivity and connection, especially in relation to science, technology, engineering and math. Click to view full article.

STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem (Education Week)

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Focusing early education efforts solely on STEM integration does students a disservice By: Gina Picha In 2012, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report calling for a national effort to produce 1 million more STEM graduates. Science, technology, engineering, and math educators have responded with…

It’s a Breeze to Teach Wind Energy with these STEM Resources (DOE)

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Want to be in the second fastest-growing job field in America? Then you’re going to be a wind turbine technician! Just last year, an additional 107,000 workers landed jobs at wind energy firms in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at…

How This Female Fortune 100 Executive Is Helping Women Advance In STEM Fields (Forbes)

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By Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Contributor At a time when women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), it is heartening to see women who rise to leadership positions and actively encourage and empower other women to advance. Nicola Palmer, the chief network engineering officer…

Math Matters: The Importance of Mathematics in Elementary School (BU)

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Photo: Boston University By Sam Richard, SED’19 As an elementary school teacher, I will soon be expected to teach a variety of school subjects from language arts and history to math and science. While my major is Elementary Education, I have always enjoyed math, and I am pursuing a minor…