February 2022 Newsletter: Leveraging Education and Business to Close the Talent Gap

February 2022 Newsletter  Leveraging Education and Business to Close the Talent Gap     Summer’s Coming, Are you Ready?   Summer is quickly approaching which means its time to get ready for summer camps and internships. Summer programs and internships are vital educational tools to engage students in STEM learning….

Annual Impact Report 2021

It was a busy year for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem. See what we’ve been up to this past year with our Annual Impact Report: STEM Annual Report 2017_Final_spreads (2)

STEM Community Platform Adds Internship Feature to Help Prepare Students for In-Demand Careers Left Unfilled in Nebraska

Omaha, Neb. (Nov. 3, 2021) – Millions of STEM jobs go unfilled each year due to an ongoing nationwide shortage of STEM professionals. The shortage also hits home in Nebraska. National STEM Day on November 8 highlights the importance of creating accessible STEM opportunities for all, especially populations currently underrepresented…

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…