Dr. Derrick Anthony Nero
- Teacher Education, Assistant Professor
Authentic learning experiences
Engaging underrepresented groups
Awards and Honors
STEM Innovator's Award, Leadership - 2017
Nebraska STEM Fellow, Scholarship/Research - 2016
Leading Excellence Award, Leadership - 2015
Taylor, James, Nero, Derrick. 2017. Project HALON: Engaging secondary students in high-altitude ballooning experiments, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), 587-592.
Steiner, Amanda, Lemke, Jennifer, Nero, Derrick, McGlamery, Sheryl. 2019. STEM and Community Engagement: Providing Pre-service Teachers Authentic Experiences Beyond the Classroom, Science and Children, 56, 8.
Nero, Derrick. 2015. STEM Education In Progressive Classrooms: A Practitioner’s Approach, Cycloid Publishers, One, First, 182-188.
Stratospheric Ballooning Association, Committee Chair, 2018 Academic High-Altitude Conference (AHAC) planning committee co-chair., 10/23/2017 - present
Other, YouTube, TED 2800 Science Methods and Design documented first high altitude balloon launch. Produced by UNO Office of University Communications. https://youtu.be/c773KHXOc_k, 11/01/2018
Reserach & Creative Interests
- K–12 Engineering Education
- Authentic learning experiences
- Engaging underrepresented groups