Omaha – Exploring the fun and exciting side of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the focus of a special STEM Field Day on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Saturday, April 19.
As part of UNO’s inaugural STEM Field Day, student participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities about each of the major elements of STEM beginning at 9 a.m. in Roskens Hall, home to UNO’s College of Education.
Interactive activities for the day include straw rockets, pH testing, a tower-building challenge and guiding robots through a maze.
“We really want to introduce these students to the world of STEM education and the best way to do that is through fun activities like the ones we have planned for Saturday,” explained Yasmine Farhat, president of Women in STEM (WiSTEM), a UNO student organization dedicated to STEM education. “The hope is that this introduction will inspire students to consider STEM when looking at their choices for college majors or career opportunities."
As one of UNO’s strategic priority areas, the campus is dedicated to preparing future leaders for careers in one of the nation’s fastest-growing focus areas.
For questions, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2129.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.