Beatrice Companies Are Opening Their Doors for Manufacturing Day

grain silo There are only two more days until National Manufacturing Day on October 2! You can read more about the day here, but it’s been tremendously exciting watching our favorite manufacturers amp up for the big day. The @mfgday Twitter account is a great one to follow to stay updated on information and events: […]

Why You Should Celebrate American Archives Month

We’re right on the cusp of one of our favorite months of the year: National Manufacturing Month! Specifically, MFG Day 2015 is coming up on the first Friday of October (that’s this Friday!), and we couldn’t be more excited. You can read more about it here, but the festivities will continue throughout the rest of […]

Nebraskans Gather to Witness the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

Even if you’re not a STEM aficionado, haven’t taken astronomy, or care more about what’s happening on our little earth than in the sky above, the blood moon total lunar eclipse this weekend was pretty awesome. And if you do love science, or technology or photography or history or engineering or astronomy or math, this […]

Participate in Manufacturing Day 2015 Virtually

Our favorite day of the year, Manufacturing Day, is October 2. If you are not familiar with the history of this special day, check our previous blog. Manufacturers will open their doors to give the world a taste of what the industry truly entails through factory tours, informational sessions, and more! Last year was a watershed […]

Manufacturers In Nebraska: Cyclonaire

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many manufacturers in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. Pneumatic conveying isn’t necessarily one of those turns of phrase that rolls […]

The Future Is Bright For Nebraska Sports Tech Startups

Log onto your computer, and connect immediately with hunting and fishing events in your area. Find athletes, pitch deals, and sign with agents in the blink of an eye. Earn free rewards on the golf course by downloading an app. Enter racecar data into an iPad for real-time tracking and inventory management. If you love […]

What Do Nanoscience and Nebraska Have In Common?

If you haven’t strolled into the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience lately, you may be unaware that Nebraska is home to one of the premier nanoscience and nanotechnology research facilities in the world. Even if you are aware of it, you might not be entirely sure what nanoscience and nanotechnology entails, and you’re not […]

Nebraska Manufacturer Aims to Improve School Bus Safety

According to the National Safety Council, 25 million students across the country spend time on a school bus during the day: “Designed for safety, with flashing lights, giant mirrors, high seat backs, and that bright yellow color, school buses keep more than 17 million cars away from school buildings every day.” The NSC says that […]

Mark Your Calendars: MFG Day 2015 Is 2 Weeks Away!

See posts from previous years about Manufacturing Day here and here. Autumn is one of our favorite seasons, and not just because it includes sweaters and pumpkin-flavored things. No, autumn is one of our favorite seasons because October is National Manufacturing Month! It’s the time of year in which we can step back, admire, and […]

STEM Teachers: The Other Skills Gap

We discuss the skills gap on the blog fairly often, and that’s because the shortage of skilled workers to fill manufacturing positions across the country is a tremendously important inhibitor to manufacturing growth. However, there’s another skills gap that isn’t discussed as frequently, and that is the teacher skills gap. As programs to develop the […]