Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5, marks the inaugural Kiewit Teacher Day, which will be hosted at the Scott Conference Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Pacific Campus.
The event, organized by the Kiewit Corporation, The Peter Kiewit Institute, UNO and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a joint effort to provide math, science and engineering educators with additional resources to use in the classroom. Kiewit Corporation will bring in some of its top engineers from their Leadership Succession Program to work with the educators.
Kiewit Teacher Day begins Wednesday, June 4, with a series of student presentations from across the metro area. Researchers from all grade levels will showcase projects from their schools, including robot and flight demonstrations to detailed presentations on park renovation projects and buildings dedicated to biodiversity.
On June 5, participating teachers will work with engineering professionals through brainstorming sessions, group activities and panel discussions to address issues facing STEM education and how to engage students in subjects that are in high demand but often lack in participation across all grade levels.
A keynote address will be given by Bruce Grewcock, CEO and Chairman for Kiewit Corporation, with comments and introductions by Vice President Steve Shive and Engineering Director Al Cushing of Kiewit Corporation. Jason Edwards, Kiewit’s leadership development manager will also make comments as a lead Kiewit organizer for the event.
At the end of Kiewit Teacher Day, participants will be able to return to their schools and districts with new ideas and knowledge to share with the students who will become future engineers and scientists.
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About the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute
The Peter Kiewit Institute is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering designed to serve the University of Nebraska, the greater Omaha metropolitan region and the State of Nebraska by educating high-technology workforce to meet industry, business and government needs; and by creating economic growth through commercializing technology and intellectual property created by faculty and students conducting advanced research in the institute’s laboratories.
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.
About the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
College of Engineering
The University of Nebraska –Lincoln College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on its campuses in Lincoln (City Campus and East Campus) and in Omaha at The Peter Kiewit Institute. Nebraska Engineering includes approximately 3,200 students and more than 165 faculty. The college is a member of the Big Ten Plus Engineering Consortium, among other entities. As the sole engineering college in the state, its mission is to educate excellent engineers for the workforce, establish global research in critically important technology sectors, and work closely with industry, especially in Nebraska.