The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska's premier metropolitan university offering nationally recognized bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
In an effort to simultaneously increase our educational quality and enrollment, five academic areas have been designated as key campus priorities to spearhead our goal to reach 20,000 students by 2020, also known as the "20/20" milestone:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Early Childhood/Child Welfare
- Global Engagement
- Doctoral/Graduate Research
Throughout the semester, we will spotlight the efforts of UNO faculty, staff and students to advance these priority areas.
Spotlight: STEM Education at UNO
Did you know that UNO has an office dedicated to STEM education? UNO’s Office of STEM Education (OSTEM), housed in UNO's College of Education, is establishing a reputation as a national leader in STEM education. The office is focused on many aspects of STEM education, including improving teacher training, increasing the number and diversity of STEM teachers, providing innovative STEM curriculum, and researching STEM education interventions.
Past projects have ranged from improving teaching techniques for minority learners in a district-wide effort, to using robots in the teaching of middle school science and mathematics.
The core leadership of the office includes five UNO science, technology, and mathematics education professors, a multi-cultural professor, and two UNO educational technologists. Professors of the Office of STEM Education have previously brought in over six million dollars of external funding.
Learn more about STEM Education at UNO by viewing the NET video below.
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