This Year, STEM Toys For Girls May Be Under The Tree

This year, two conflicting trends seem to be pulling retailers in either direction. Fortune reports that retailers are discarding “boys” and “girls” labels on toys, instead leaning towards gender neutrality—toys that can fit for either gender. For example, on Halloween costumes, lunch boxes, backpacks, and other children’s accessories, Disney Stores labeled them as “kids” rather […]

Education Spotlight: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Wide-open plains, larger-than-life sunsets, and herds of livestock are all part of the portrait of Curtis, Nebraska. Head out to this small southeastern Nebraska city, known for both their strong focus on agriculture and their spectacular Easter Sunday pageant—Curtis calls itself “The Easter City of Nebraska”—and you’ll see why it’s such a perfect location for […]

Show, Don’t Tell: Using 3D Printing as a Creative Outlet for Those who Struggle with Learning

Recently, we’ve advocated that students seeking STEM degrees should also think about taking artistic classes right alongside their science and technology classes. Only with some artistic background can a student who’s heavily geared towards engineering, mathematics, and science be able to translate those skills into real-world designs and solutions. And thankfully, with today’s technology, people […]

Plan Your Summer With STEM Camps

Time flies when you’re having fun, and next thing you know, you’ll be standing around scratching your head and wondering where summer went. There’s only a little under two months left of summer, so let this be your reminder to maximize your time and take advantage of school-less days. Summer break never felt so good. […]

UNO Hosts Eureka STEM Program On Campus

If you’ve noticed the laughs and giggles of 55 middle-school girls over on the UNO campus, it’s clear that there’s something special happening over there during the month of June. You’re certainly correct: The Eureka! STEM program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is a week old, as of today. Beginning Monday, June 1st and running […]

Education Spotlight: Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Omaha

UNO, one of the largest universities in Nebraska, has made our spotlights on the blog before for their outstanding “alternative education,” (for lack of a better term). Adult learners, transfer students, and members of the military transitioning to UNO are all welcomed and accounted for in wonderful ways. However, today we wanted to chat about […]

Education Spotlight: Welding at Western Nebraska Community College

We’ve highlighted welding and machine shop technology at Mid-Plains Community College on the blog before, but lucky for us, there’s more than one outstanding place to get an education in welding in the state of Nebraska. Welding is a hugely growing, dynamic field with plenty of opportunity for growth and an incredibly lucrative career. In […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Nebraska Scientific

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. In honor of the Nebraska Science Festival approaching its last weekend, […]

Education Spotlight: Nondestructive Testing Technology at Southeast Community College

Sure, you could get your degree in math, or science, or engineering. However, there is one more exciting field that doesn’t usually make the average list of career options: The Nondestructive Testing Technology program at Southeast Community College in Nebraska. The Nondestructive Testing Technology program is one of the most successful programs at SCC, with 94% of the […]