Check out this Monday Morning Musing from Lindy Hoyer

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

Play is Serious Learning  There is a four letter word that relates to learning, and depending on your level of understanding, this word can spark a positive or negative reaction. Play for children is learning. Fred Rogers has a well-known quote to this fact, “Play is often talked about as…

The Nebraska SciFest Essay Contest

On March 2, 2018, Posted by , In Events,Resources, By , , With No Comments

Make your wildest dreams come true.  Write an essay related to the keynote speaker, Ginger Zee, and win a chance to meet her. This year’s SciFest essay question is: At age 8, keynote speaker Ginger Zee knew she wanted to study meteorology. What science career do you want to pursue…

Shaping the Future Workforce

On February 9, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

IBM’s Jennifer Crozier says Big Blue is working to close the skills gap through its innovative P-TECH educational program and increasing veteran hiring. P-TECH is a six-year tech education program that begins in the 9th grade and continues for two years after high school. In addition to in-class training, each student…

2018 Nebraska/Iowa Regional VEX IQ Championship

On February 9, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.  Be a part…

Building a Future in Science with Construction-Based Toys

On February 7, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

Spatial skills higher among those who played with construction-based toys and video games in childhood Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person’s spatial skills, according to a new CIRES-led study — those skills can be critical to success in fields like science and engineering. Young adults who played with construction-based…

Interested in a STEM Teaching Position or Internship?  Check this out!

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , , With No Comments

Novozymes –Internship Novozymes has an internship spot available for the laboratory. Candidates would need to be a science background major who is preferably going to be a junior or senior in college in the fall. https://www.novozymes.com/careers/jobs/5926_2057_1124030   Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School, Fremont, NE They are accepting applications for the following positions 2018-2019…