The ‘T’ In STEM: How Technology Can Change the World

There are plenty of people working in the technology industry because they love it, or because they like the paycheck that comes along with it, or because they felt that they were a match for a specific tech company. All of these are certainly valid reasons to embark upon a thriving career in the tech […]

Airbus Brings 20 New Jobs to Minden

“When it comes to small businesses making high-tech parts, we’d be hard-pressed to think of a better example than Royal Engineered Composites. They may be based in a small town in Nebraska, but their capabilities and facility are anything but small.”   It was back in 2013 that we featured Royal Engineered Composites as part […]

Fairs and Shows for the Maker-Minded

As we well know, “to make” can mean many different things, but it’s rare that nobody else is interested in the same things you are. More often, there are associations, gatherings, and fairs for those who make or manufacture a wide variety of products. This can include all industries and sectors, from agriculture to manufacturing […]

3 Challenges Today’s Manufacturers Face

It seems as if there’s a new survey every week regarding indications of optimism, success, and employment in Nebraskan manufacturing. Recently, these surveys have been fairly positive, thanks to Nebraska’s low unemployment rates and relatively bright future in both education and manufacturing job growth. Last week, the Omaha World-Herald even reported that Nebraska should see […]

3D Printing and Art Blend at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

It isn’t breaking news that 3D printing and additive manufacturing have revolutionized what the art world considers to be art. Just as definitions of what it means to “make” or “manufacture” are developing different trajectories thanks to the advanced technology of additive manufacturing, a boom in “additive art” has rocked the artistic community. Last year, […]

Take Advantage of 3D Printing at Your Local Library

Back in May, we covered the advent of Maker Spaces in public libraries across the country. While libraries generally have an array of technology (think desktop computers, and maybe a few iPads), the ready accessibility of 3D printers has truly changed the game for library technology. 3D printers are no longer just special tools to […]

Nebraska’s Department of Labor to Host Job Fair

On Thursday, August 20th from 1-5pm, head over to the Metropolitan Community College’s South Omaha Campus at the ITC Building. Thanks to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the college will be hosting a job fair for all Nebraskans looking for work. This is a particularly good opportunity for Nebraskans interested in the manufacturing, distribution, and […]

Experience STEM at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Here in Nebraska, August is a month of toasty temperatures, back-to-school preparation, and the kickoff for one of our favorite Nebraska events: The Nebraska State Fair. This year, the fair will run from August 28th to September 7th and will be the state’s 146th celebration of Nebraska culture and community. The first-ever state fair took […]