They Built a Car? Student Engineers Compete In Lincoln This June

College students looking for hands-on learning opportunities in manufacturing and design will be hard-pressed to find a better test of their abilities than building a car. SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, holds competitions each year for what may be the most involved engineering project students can possibly do. For the SAE Collegiate Design Competitions, […]

3 Reasons University Education May Not Be for You

It’s the time of year when students are beginning to frantically check their mailboxes for college acceptance letters. A common American myth is that a university education is imperative to success in life. The truth is, there are many successful people with bachelor’s degrees, but there are many successful people without them, too. Part of […]

4 Opportunities to Hone Your STEM Skills In 2016

Somehow, it’s already March (time flies when you’re having fun, right?), which means that it’s time to begin planning for summer and the rest of 2016. How will you take advantage of those precious summer months? For many students, summer break is the time to enjoy enrichment opportunities that may not be possible during the […]

How Manufacturers Can Become More Involved In Education

It’s a pretty common reply to questions about manufacturing problems: The solution to the shortage of skilled workers is to create partnerships between actual manufacturers and schools. With more and better communication, manufacturers will be able to ensure that they have a workforce coming down the pipeline; they can spread the word about the amazing […]

What Is Ag Literacy and Why Do We Need It?

Just this week, Farm Credit Services of America donated $100,000 to help Nebraska students of all ages gain a better understanding of science and agriculture. FCSAmerica, which is based in Omaha, serves farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. They supply the nation’s agricultural industry with almost one-third of its credit needs, […]

STEM Trends: Innovation Transcends Good Grades

An inherent part of secondary education is grades. From A-F, the majority of school systems place some value on what grades a student receives, using them as an indication of intelligence and potential future success. However, recent studies have shown that innovation is not only not linked to good grades, but in fact, there might […]

Bellevue Girls Redefine Robotics Gender Norms

A few months ago, a young girl named Cash Cayen from Timmins, Ontario, noticed that her summer robotics program at the local library was only available to boys. When she asked the library’s assistant director about why only boys were allowed to participate, the director noted that “boys’ academic and literacy skills don’t improve over […]

Consortium of Nebraska Community Colleges Launches Career Campaign

This month, The Community Colleges of Nebraska have put their heads together and launched a statewide awareness campaign titled “My Great Career,” designed to focus on promotion of Career and Technical Education programs to prospective students, parents, employers in business and industry, and teachers from high schools and colleges. You can visit their website at […]

Celebrating Mentorship in Manufacturing

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? The designation was created back in 2002 by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and since then has actively worked to focus national attention on the need for mentors. From raising awareness of mentoring in its various forms, […]

How Drones Could Change the Future of Education

Humans have always been compelled by flying objects. Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright took the first aircraft up into the skies over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, some of the most extraordinary human inventions have utilized the air above us. Orville’s first flight was in the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which remained aloft for approximately 12 […]