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M.U.D. Donates 15 iPads to Support Youth-in-Tech Programs

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Representatives from Omaha’s Metropolitan Utilities District visited the AIM Brain Exchange Thursday to donate 15 iPads in support of AIM’s youth-in-tech programs. The iPads will help AIM expand its free tech education outreach to a wider audience, particularly underserved students who might not get to experience technology otherwise. In this way, M.U.D. and AIM are […]

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“Cooler than the Oscars,” 2019 Tech Celebration Continues Tradition of Recognizing Excellence in Technology

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The first Academy Awards ceremony took place May 16, 1929, to celebrate excellence in movies. Ninety years later, the Oscars are still going strong. Less prominent than the Academy Awards, but probably no less important, AIM’s Tech Celebration awards ceremony began in 1995 to recognize excellence in technology. Since then, AIM has honored over 140 […]

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Check out our new Tech Talent Ecosystem tool!

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The AIM Institute exists to forge a stronger tech ecosystem in the Silicon Prairie, a region gaining considerable attention for its undersung role in tech innovation. Since our inception, we’ve implemented programs designed to generate new tech talent, match existing talent with employers, and celebrate technology and the minds who make it. Now, we are becoming […]

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AIM Institute Accompanies Underserved High School Students on a College and Tech Field Trip to Minnesota

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As a not-for-profit partially funded by the Department of Education, the AIM Institute provides free tech education to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. To that end, AIM staff accompanied 37 Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson High School students on an educational field trip to Minnesota last week as part […]

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The 2019 AIM Heartland Developers Conference Brings Tech Talent, Businesses, Bigfoot Together

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The 16th annual AIM Heartland Developers Conference drew over 700 attendees to Omaha last week and covered a range of topics relevant to the modern developer in 45 breakout sessions, 3 keynote speeches, multiple hands-on workshops and a panel discussion. Technical presentations on trending topics such as machine learning, data hierarchy and regional cloud automation […]

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The AIM Institute and Congressman Don Bacon to Host an App Inventor Workshop for Students in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 4, 2018 OMAHA – The AIM Institute is hosting an introductory level App Inventor workshop with special guest Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) for middle school and high school students in preparation for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This free workshop will be held Saturday, September 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 […]

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AIM Institute’s Cybersleuth Camp Teaches High School Girls about Technology, Cybersecurity, Digital Citizenship

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Last Friday, 18 high school girls graduated from the AIM Institute’s 2019 Cybersleuth Camp in an afternoon ceremony at the AIM Brain Exchange. About 40 people attended the graduation to show their support for the next generation of tech talent. AIM’s Cybersleuth Camp is a weeklong cybersecurity camp for girls that seeks to raise interest […]

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Women in Technology: Susan Courtney

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Susan Courtney didn’t go into tech right away. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota, she joined the navy for six years and worked as a naval flight officer. She took some classes to brush up on her programming skills, found a job in technology, and has grown into […]

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Highlander Code Camp Builds Tomorrow’s Tech Workforce

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Teach a kid to code, and they can debug their life. Studies have shown that programming benefits a child’s cognitive development, especially reflectivity and divergent thinking skills, both crucial to creative problem-solving. Learning how to code also helps children enhance their metacognitive abilities, so that they can think about the way they think. Metacognition training […]

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