Sen. Robert Hilkemann of Nebraska’s 4th legislative district recently toured the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus. During his time on campus, Hilkemann had the opportunity to learn more about the Department of Biomechanics as well as the Goodrich Scholarship Program.
His first stop on campus brought him to the Biomechanics Research Building to meet with Nicholas Stergiou, Ph.D., chair of biomechanics. Jeffrey Kaipust, M.S., and Angela Collins organized a tour of Biomechanics Building topics included 3D printing prosthetics and human movement variably. Sen. Hilkemann was impressed with extent of the Biomechanics Department, “having an interest in it professionally I would like to come back and learn more,” he said.
After the tour of Biomechanics, Senator Hilkemann visited the Goodrich Scholarship Program. Imafedia Okhamafe, Ph.D., chair of the Goodrich Scholarship Program, highlighted the graduation rate (73.1%) and retention rate (98.3%) of participants in the Goodrich Scholarship Program. Aya Yousuf, UNO Student Body President/Student Regent and Goodrich Scholar, spoke about the important role the Goodrich Scholarship Program has played in her educational journey here at UNO.At the conclusion of his afternoon at UNO, Sen. Hilkemann stated “we need to encourage people to take advantage of the opportunities offered at UNO. The best years are ahead.”
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.