Legislative and administrative aides, as well as committee clerks, took some time before the upcoming legislative session begins to tour the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus.
While on campus, guests toured the Biomechanics Research Building, where they learned about how researchers study the human body to solve difficult problems in medicine and health.
Jeff Kaipust, Biomechanics Research Building Coordinator, showed guests how they use a modified flight simulator to help stroke patients learn to walk and react to stimuli. He also introduced the legislative guests to the department’s many 3D printers and explained how they use them to create low-cost prosthetics for patients all across Nebraska and the world.
Conner Kozisek, an administrative aide for Senator Dan Quick, was surprised to learn about the work that the Biomechanics Department does for not only patients in Nebraska, but for students right here on campus.
“To see the amount of opportunities in tech fields that the Biomechanics department provides was especially impressive. It’s exciting to see how students, even as undergrads, get to help patients across the state who have lost limbs get that freedom and mobility back again.”
Guests also visited the Office of Military and Veterans Services, where Director Leah Meyer explained the many opportunities and services that UNO provides for veterans on campus.
Kim Davis is a legislative aide for Senator Dan Watermeier who has toured campus several times. This time, she said she was particularly excited to learn about what UNO does to help veterans who are adjusting to life after service.
“I just think it's great to get the opportunity to find out what UNO is doing to help veterans adjust to civilian life while also receiving their education.” she said “Knowing that they have a reliable resource here on campus to help them along has to be a great relief.”
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 email@example.com to schedule your visit.
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.