Omaha STEM Ecosystem and UNO Mathematics Dept’s “Math Series”, Provides K-12 Teacher Support

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , , With No Comments

The latest issue of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s “Pride of Place” magazine features the story of Preska Hinapa Wi Poor Bear and her experience with the UNO/Zoo STEM Initiative. You can see math, she says, in all the circles of the Earth. In the sun, stars and moon ……

Aviation STEM Fair

On June 12, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

The event aims to get young people interested in aviation. OMAHA, Neb. — When you combine pancakes and airplanes, it’s easy to capture a a kid’s attention. “We get them into a plane, show them how it works, get them up in the air. If they feel comfortable we let them…

$92 million military contract extension is NU’s biggest research grant yet

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By Mike Ruggles The University of Nebraska system has won its biggest research grant in history, a $92 million, five-year contract with the military. The new contract is an extension of the previous biggest grant, an $84 million military contract that NU won in 2012. NU officials and faculty members…

Research event lets undergrads, grad students network

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By Misty Pocwierz-Gaines, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center On April 28, in conjunction with the Nebraska Science Festival, the UNMC Office of Recruitment and Student Engagement hosted the first undergraduate and graduate research poster presentation in the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Thirty-eight undergraduates attended the event from…

Omaha World Herald: UNMC program readies teens for health jobs and rewards those who ‘try their hardest’

On May 31, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

By Michael Kelly / World-Herald Columnist Once suspended from her high school for fighting, a 17-year-old girl talked eagerly about the future Thursday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As the student speaker on recognition day for UNMC’s High School Alliance — a distinctive program to encourage health-care careers…

Greater Omaha Chamber’s May Small Business of the Month

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From Greater Omaha Chamber Joseph H. Hodges, Jr. and Calvin D. Jones have spent their professional lives serving and protecting others – as long-time officers with the Omaha Police Department and now as owners of Lion’s Gate Security Solutions, Inc., our May Small Business of the Month. “We believe that security…

Midlands Voices: Work-based learning opportunities abound in Nebraska

On May 17, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

  By John Witzel The writer is president of the Nebraska State Board of Education  Teen employment is now at the lowest level since the Great Depression. Lack of meaningful workplace experiences after completing postsecondary education has proved to have a negative impact on workplace success and directly affects the…

UNK Breaking Ground for STEM Building

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

Image: UNK Communications KEARNEY — University of Nebraska at Kearney will take another ceremonial step forward Wednesday with the groundbreaking for a long-awaited science-technology-engineering-math building on the university’s west campus. The 3:30 p.m. celebration is free and open to the public. Plans for the 80,000-square-foot, $30 million building have been…

Recapping Math with a Computer Scientist

On April 20, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With No Comments

We were very excited that all 30 of you could join us for Math with a Computer Scientist. The gathering brought math concepts into the real world and the classroom, as well as creating works of art using the power of the computer. Computer science professors shared innovative ways to…

What a Fascinating Evening Showcasing Endless Virtual Possibilities!

On March 30, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines, By , With 1 Comment

 “Pathways to Emerging Technology: Virtual Reality in the Workplace, Today and Tomorrow” was a success! The Omaha STEM Ecosystem’s event, held at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, March 27th, began with a panel discussion with leading virtual reality industry experts focused on current virtual reality practices in the…