It’s True: Manufacturing in Nebraska Pays More

There are a lot of reasons to consider a career in manufacturing. Jobs are in high demand, the work is hands-on and engaging, you get to work with some really cool technology, and yes–there’s good pay, too (without student debt!). In Nebraska, that’s especially true. As it turns out, manufacturing in Nebraska pays more. Here […]

Prepping for Back-to-School STEM

Soon it will be August, which means that even sooner will be the transition to a new school year. Back in May, we suggested a few different ways to sharpen your STEM skills over the summer including factory tours, actual practice in a school environment, and online resources to keep your mind sharp. Nearly 80% […]

3D Printing Inspires Collaboration at UNL

The days when 3D printers were only available to scientists and researchers are long gone. As the new technology begins to trickle down to college campuses and high schools, opportunities for collaboration and education are growing–even in extracurriculars. Thanks to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Engineering College (whom we’ve highlighted here on the blog many times […]

Outlook Nebraska Expands Outreach

Back in May, we spotlighted Outlook Nebraska, one of the winners of the Greater Omaha Business Excellence Awards. Outlook Nebraska took home the prize for excellence and progress in innovation, a coveted award meant for those truly making a difference in the community and state. And if the Omaha nonprofit keeps heading along at the […]

5 Great Summer Maker Projects

We’re big fans of the Maker movement here at NeMAC. What’s the Maker movement? It’s a movement started by the folks over at MAKE Magazine to get kids interested in STEM by working on fun, DIY projects. There are formal Maker classes, but really, anyone with a DIY attitude and the desire to learn can be […]

MIT Students Create 3D Printer for… Ice Cream?

We’re all about cool new manufacturing technology here at NeMAC. And what could be cooler than 3D printed ice cream? According to a recent article on, graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a 3D printer for ice cream. In a class they were working on centered around additive manufacturing, the […]

Program Spotlight: Creighton University

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curricula 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 […]

The Scott D. Morris Institute

Kearney High School was already getting a new building. Now, thanks to a generous donation from a pair of graduates, that building will be bigger by about 10,000 square feet. It’s even better news because the wing will be a benefit to manufacturing in Nebraska. In a press release last month, the school district announced […]

Stratasys: Leading the Next Industrial Revolution?

Back in January, innovation leader company Stratasys made our headlines for the first 3D color printer in existence–a massive milestone in the development of this already revolutionary industry. Although three-dimensional printing has been around for over twenty years, it seems as if it’s only recently that the potential seems to be truly unleashed. Stratasys CEO […]