Nebraska Steers May Make Super Bowl Football!

If you’re looking forward to the upcoming game on Sunday, you’re not alone. We hear there’s some little football game happening down in Phoenix… This year’s Super Bowl is already recognizable for having ticket prices that have exploded to more than $8,000 a ticket for the cheapest version, and the most expensive going for $35,000. Needless […]

Nebraska, A Good Place for Latino Entrepreneurs

Last year, the University of Nebraska-Omaha announced that Nebraska’s population of Hispanic and Latino citizens is expected to triple by the year 2050. Why? Well according to Lazaro Arturo Spindola, executive director of the Nebraska Latino American Commission, “Latinos tend to stay together as families. We place a very high value on the family unit. […]

Why Do Students Leave STEM?

The skills gap isn’t the only problem in the United States these days– worrisome statistics regarding SLS, Students Leaving STEM, is a massive issue at educational institutions across the county. According to a late 2014 report, it was revealed that 48% of bachelor’s degree students who entered STEM fields between 2003 and 2009 have left. […]

From the Family Farm to Concert Arenas

There’s a fantastic video on EduTopia about learning STEM through agriculture on a Nebraska farm. Student Elisabeth Loeske says that “I feel like I basically live in a science laboratory, whether it is the crops that are grown in the field, the nutrition that dad has to figure on his cattle to figure out how […]

Why Business and Manufacturing Go Hand-in-Hand

At many educational institutions, the business schools and programs are in a separate department than technical skills for manufacturing– i.e., why welding isn’t in the business school curriculum, and vice versa. While both typically incorporate some science and engineering, and most definitely math, culturally, there are different skill sets associated with these paths. And while […]

Manufacturers Inducted to the Business Hall of Fame

Role models in your desired industry are always, always a positive influence. Even if you don’t have someone as a mentor directly, it’s always inspiring to follow the careers or choices of those who have been successful in said field. Having a career role model is just like following an actress on television or even […]

The Construction Industry Will Continue to Thrive in 2015

There’s only so much projecting and speculation analysts can do about the future, but one way to get a good grip on what will be happening in the manufacturing industry in Nebraska is to do just that– talk to the manufacturers. That’s why this week, when the Lincoln Journal-Star reported the results of a recent […]

2015 State of the Union: What You Need to Know

One of the most highly watched, critiqued, criticized, dissected, and analyzed television moments of the entire year is the president’s State of the Union address. This annual message from the president of the United States is meant to update the populace on current events, and actually stems from the U.S Constitution: “The President ‘shall from […]

3D Printing Revolutionizes the Art Community

The relationship between art, technology, and science is oft-debated and certainly full of disputed questions. In a sense, art is manufactured, but an artist might disagree with you about whether or not that’s the case. In any sense, the materials often used to create art are manufactured, but does that mean a manufacturer is an […]

Manufacturing How-To: The Resume Builder

Are you someone who has been unemployed for a period longer than two years? Are you a student just preparing to graduate, but not quite sure to start with your job search? Are you a veteran recently discharged from the service and looking for work? Manufacturing is a great industry for all of these situations, […]