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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

High-Tech Lovers Can Find a Niche in Nebraska

One of the phrases commonly thrown around in connection with manufacturing is “high-tech.” And in case you haven’t yet heard, Nebraska is about to witness a birth of high-tech jobs in Kearney as a federal program turns the city into a “hotspot for jobs of the future.” NTV reports that Kearney is one of 21 […]

What’s New in 3D Printing: Spring 2015

It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on what’s actually current in 3D printing, although currency seems to shift with every passing day. In this update, for example, 3D printed fruit, makeup, and houses were all fairly new developments (and that was just last May!) Every day brings new advancements and creations from […]

3 Ways to Sharpen Your STEM Skills This Summer

At the beginning of 2014, we recapped a few goals for manufacturing students (and all students, really) to sharpen their STEM skills. It’s critical to strengthen abilities in science, technology, engineering, and math to pursue a future in a skilled trade or manufacturing industry, and what better time to do so than when you are […]

A Bionic Arm Inspired by… Star Wars?

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on any cool technology, and this technology we’re about to tell you about is positively mind-blowing, to say the least. Is it manufacturing related? No, not exactly. Although it was obviously manufactured by somebody, what we’re most impressed with is the tech itself. We think it ought to […]

An Introduction to Laser Additive Manufacturing

In the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about additive manufacturing—especially with the creation of 3D printing that allows companies to make three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape. But more and more recently, the idea of laser additive manufacturing (LAM) has been taking off. Laser additive manufacturing has been used […]

For March Madness, 3D Printing Galore!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the most exciting event in college sports: March Madness! While we’ll have to wait until later this weekend for the state’s Nebraska/Creighton basketball matchup that’s sure to happen on Sunday, we have plenty of fun stuff to hold us over until then. One of those fun things […]