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Highlander Code Camp Builds Tomorrow’s Tech Workforce

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...

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Underwater Robot Wars at Monroe Middle School

Last Friday, students at Monroe Middle School battled each other by proxy at the underwater robot wars. Since October, two teams of students in the AIM TRIO Talent Search program have been building their own Remotely Operated Vehicles. They have worked with...

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Upward Bound Student Spotlight: Alexis Hamilton

When she becomes a psychiatrist, Papillion-La Vista High School graduating senior Alexis Hamilton (above, second from left) wants to use technology to reach people in rural communities who would not otherwise be able to access the care they need. That’s good, because...

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SmartBiz Omaha Showcases Cutting-Edge Community Tech

When the eyes of a slack-mouthed robot boy dart toward you and a prerecorded voice whines from its rubbery frame—“I want to go home”—you can thank the latest smart technology for any heebie jeebies you feel. HAL is a simulated patient developed through the UNMC iEXCEL...

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AIM Institute Announces Expansion of Youth in Tech Program

AIM Institute, an innovative not-for-profit that grows, connects and inspires the tech community, today announced an expansion of its youth in technology program. The three-year, $850,000 program expansion is partially funded by grant funding received from an...

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Women in Tech: Camille Eddy

Growing up, Camille Eddy wanted to be an astronaut. She went to space camp, loved Star Trek, and was even mentored by former NASA mission specialist Barbara Morgan. Part of being an astronaut, Eddy discovered, involved developing STEM skills. So she began programming...

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