Legislative candidate Wendy DeBoer, running for the District 10 seat in the Nebraska Legislature, recently toured the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
During her time on campus, DeBoer visited the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) and also took a tour of UNO’s Biomechanics Research Building.
As a former faculty member, DeBoer was eager to see everything that had changed and evolved since she left. She said it was exciting to see how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is progressing and how that is taking place at UNO.
“The whole facility (the Biomechanics Research Building) is just so interesting. I didn’t know anything about this before I came here today,” DeBoer said. “To see the ways in which UNO collaborates with the other universities in the system, as well as with others in the area, is really fascinating to me.”
While touring, DeBoer had the opportunity to see how UNO’s biomechanics research is leading the way in areas such as virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation, 3D printed prosthetics, medical diagnosis, and more.
“Thinking about how these partnerships can make not just this particular program and the university stronger, but the whole community stronger; it’s a really exciting thing to see."
DeBoer's opponent in the legislative district race took part in a campus visit on July 18.
All government officials and legislative candidates are welcome to visit campus to better understand UNO, our impact on the state and faculty's varied areas of expertise. Contact UNO University Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.
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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.