Ferial Pearson is the recipient of the 2016 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. She started the Secret Kindness Agent Project with students at Ralston High School and has since helped over 30 other communities start kindness projects, wrote a book and started a Facebook Page with the students.
From teacher preparation to community partnerships and from emerging technologies to cutting-edge research, we are committed to advancing the UNO campus priority of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education. Our efforts provide rich learning experiences for students, faculty, and community partners.
Our students are a clear reflection of our relationships - from the support of our donors to our faculty members - they are continually innovating, persevering, and excelling through the challenges and opportunities they encounter.
For Derrick Nero, engineering isn’t just another STEM content area, it’s his expertise, and so is teaching. He’s making it his mission to improve engineering instruction for educators and students, from project conception through production.
Three graduate Athletic Training students intern for MLB teams. This was the first year UNO students have been awarded the prestigious and competitive opportunity, offered by the Japan Baseball Athletic Trainers Society in conjunction with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.
The Department of Counseling’s Community Clinic provides UNO students and residents of the Omaha metro community with a unique option for accessing affordable quality mental health services.
Beginning the Fall 2016 semester, UNO will offer a Bachelors of Science in Education with an Early Childhood Inclusive focus - bringing together faculty expertise from the Teacher Education Department and Special Education and Communication Disorders Department.
A new NIH grant, worth $425,000, will fund biomechanics research with a large potential impact on those who use prostheses to get around. This grant is the first since a record-setting $10.1 million award last year.
"We brainstormed a list of random acts of kindness that could happen at school and didn’t cost any money... at the end of the week we would reflect on what happened, how we felt before, and how we felt after we did our assignments. Perhaps it comes as no surprise, not only did I see the culture of our school change, but I also saw the change within my students."