OMAHA – Students from the Omaha-metro area will have two great chances over the last two weeks of July to learn about science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) ahead of the upcoming school year.
Through the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Office of STEM Education, with the help of other area partners, two events will be taking place on the UNO campus this Friday, July 25, and next week from Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31.
“Out and About Storytime: Soaring the Skies at UNO”
On Friday, July 25, UNO is partnering with the Omaha Public Library’s Saddlebrook Branch for an “Out and About Storytime” for preschool aged children and their families. Those in attendance will first hear a story of aviation excellence before having the chance to create and test their own paper airplanes.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend “Out and About Storytime: Soaring the Skies at UNO,” which will take place at the UNO Pep Bowl on UNO’s Dodge Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend.
“Partnership 4 Kids BLAST! at UNO”
From Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31, UNO will host Partnership 4 Kids – a collaboration between UNO’s Office of STEM Education, Biomechanics Research Building, Aviation Institute and Department of Mathematics.
This four-day camp will feature a host of STEM-based activities for 30 middle school students from the Partnership 4 Kids mentoring program. Topics will include the NASA Space Program, rocketry, electricity, mathematics, biomechanics and aviation.
UNO’s Office of STEM Education was formed with the goal of improving the quality and number of educators in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Housed in UNO’s College of Education, the UNO Office of STEM Education is committed to being a national leader in this very important field.
General questions about either of the two STEM events can be directed to Amelia Squires, UNO STEM outreach coordinator, at email@example.com.
Media requests can be sent to Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.