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Office of STEM Education Overview and Strategic Plan Document

UNO’s Office of STEM Education (OSTEM), housed in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 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. The STEM Office members have won several awards in the past few years, including named professorships, the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, the UNO Research and Creative Activities Award, the Chancellor’s Medal, the NASA Mission Home Award, and the UNO outstanding staff member. Professors of the Office of STEM Education have previously brought in over six million dollars of external funding.

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