STEM Education: Igniting a Passion for Innovation
The Office of STEM Education is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort across the University of Nebraska at Omaha's campus. With the guidance of the STEM Leadership Team, UNO is providing meaningful learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students of all ages.
The team 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 district-wide efforts targeting improvement of teaching techniques for minorities to using robots as manipulatives to enforce science and mathematics learning experiences.
STEM Leadership Team members have won several awards over 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. Notably, professors of the Office of STEM Education have received over six million dollars in external funding to promote research and development in the aforementioned areas.