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 […]

Lee Terry Leading Congressional STEM Competition

We’ve discussed the skills gap on the blog before, especially as the shortage of skilled workers becomes more pronounced in the United States. It’s just another reason to invest in the future of manufacturing, and to explain and inform students, parents, and teachers of why STEM skills are so important to the future of our […]

Can U.S. Manufacturers Learn from Other Countries About the Skills Gap?

In a lab in Germany, two Technical University of Munich students focused on engineering the BMW i3, which is BMW’s first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle due to its electric powertrain. The car also features carbon-fiber reinforced plastic to improve the vehicle’s energy consumption. All of this was designed and assembled by researchers, designers, and—wait for […]

Holiday Gifts for the STEM-Minded Student

Okay, we admit it–we talk about STEM a lot. But that’s because science, technology, engineering, and math are so closely tied to careers in manufacturing and the skilled trades. No matter whether you’re in the classroom or out, STEM skills and education have lots of value. And while we could talk about STEM skills in the classroom […]

MFG Day 2013 is Here!

We’ve been talking about it for weeks, and it’s finally here: MFG Day 2013! Manufacturing day this year–the second year in a row–really represents what we stand for here at NeMAC: manufacturing education, a stress on the importance of STEM skills, and really, an investment into manufacturing’s future. We’re proud that Nebraska is stepping up […]

NASA Hosting Competition for Mars 2020 Rover

We spend a lot of time singing the praises of STEM skills. And we do that for a lot of reasons: they’re good for manufacturing, they’re good for careers like engineering, and really, they’re an integral part of a well-rounded education. Although we obviously love seeing STEM skills put to use in advanced manufacturing, we […]

The US Manufacturing Pipeline: A Great Way to Find a Career In Manufacturing

This week, we’ve focused quite a bit on how to get a start in manufacturing. As the school year starts up (next week for students in Nebraska), many students are starting to try to figure out their career plans for after graduation, and there’s never been a better time to get involved in manufacturing than […]