State Senator-Elect Machaela Cavanaugh, representing Nebraska’s 6th District, recently toured the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The UNO alumna had a chance to talk to representatives of several campus departments.
Cavanaugh started with Roskens Hall, home to UNO’s College of Education.
There she met Dr. Neal Grandgenett, the Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education. Together they discussed the STEM opportunities that UNO provides the university as well as the Omaha metro. From rigorous degree programs to summer programs for Omaha children and even programs designed for area elementary school teachers, Cavanaugh was excited to see UNO extending their STEM knowledge to peers.
“What STEM is doing, as far as trying to break out of its traditional silo, working with other departments and broadening the reach and impact of their area is very exciting,” she said. “It’s exciting to see the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections happening at the university.”
Cavanaugh also had the chance to sit down with Catherine Lang, assistant dean of the UNO College of Business Administration and state director of the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) which is located in UNO’s Mammel Hall with multiple additional locations across the state. The NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities; providing confidential, impartial services and educational opportunities for established and start-up businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals.
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.