Coming Up in Summer 2014: Find a Career with UNL’s Big Red Summer Academic Camps!

Nebraskans are lucky in that our state has such an incredible number of resources for young adults and students interested in meaningful learning experiences. Whether you know what you want your career path to be or you’re still searching to find a passion to pursue, exploration into new subjects and activities is always beneficial. One […]

Foxconn to Seek Factory in America

The main manufacturer of Apple products and other global technologies (and a representation of United States outsourcing) is allegedly weighing the pros and cons of building an advanced display manufacturing facility in the United States. Hon Hai Precision Industry, trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company. Foxconn is the […]

Stratasys Launches Full-Color 3D Printer

It’s always exciting when the “first” and “only” of something exists–innovation is a tricky game to play. That’s why when a groundbreaking development in technology is made, it’s time to celebrate! On Monday, professional 3D printing company Stratasys introduced the only machine currently existing in the world that combines color with multi-material 3D printing. We’ve […]

Central Community College Expands Welding Program

Ask any manufacturer, engineer, or scientist in the world, and they won’t even blink an eye before testifying to the incredible importance of welding to all industry. From artists and sculptors, to papermakers, construction workers, and food processors, virtually every industry is served by welding. To learn more about the basics of welding and what […]

Google Buys DeepMind Technologies–What’s Next?

It’s been an interesting past few months for Google. In December of 2013, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, maker of humanoid robots. Then, earlier this month, they acquired Nest, maker of smart home gadgets. And most recently–today, actually–Google announced plans to purchase DeepMind, a London-based Artificial Intelligence company. In fact, over the last year or so, […]

Nebraska Robotics Expo Coming to Ashland In February

In the past, one way we’ve recommended that students get involved in STEM education is through robotics. There are a number of robotics leagues and clubs, both nationally and locally, that can teach students about technology–while also being a whole lot of fun! And as it so happens, there’s an event coming up that could […]

Will You Vote for the Lincoln Career Center?

Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College are teetering on the verge of a decision that could change the lives of Nebraskan students, especially those interested in manufacturing or STEM careers. The catch? A $153 million Lincoln Public Schools bond request, hinging on the approval of a mail-in vote. Margaret Reist of the Lincoln Journal-Star […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: CanCooker

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. The manufacturer featured in this post just goes to show […]

Program Spotlight: Industrial Technology at University of Nebraska-Kearney

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage […]

First Manufacturing Hub to Be Placed in North Carolina

A few days ago in Raleigh, NC, President Obama announced the government’s intentions to strengthen the United States manufacturing sector and stimulate advanced manufacturing. He visited North Carolina to promote technology-enhanced, 21st-century manufacturing jobs as the key to an economy that offers well-paying jobs to middle-class citizens. While in Raleigh, Obama announced a “new public-private […]