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Ask an Astronaut Episode 2 is Live!

In this week's episode of Ask an Astronaut, AIM Institute’s resident spaceman and STEAM advocate tackles the issues of space junk, what blastoff feels like, loneliness in outer space, and how much math you need to know to become a programmer. With apologies to Pauly D...

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Upward Bound Senior Spotlight: Ayo Oludipe

“I love math.” This is beautiful music to a schoolteacher’s ears whenever a student says it—and means it. Ayo Oludipe (above, left) means it. The Papillion La Vista graduating senior loves math, chemistry, anything to do with science and she has worked hard at them....

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Women in Technology: Susan Courtney

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...

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Ground CTRL to Astronaut Tom

The AIM Institute is excited to announce an enlightening new question-and-answer video series, Ask an Astronaut, featuring Astronaut Tom as host. Ask an Astronaut gives viewers the opportunity to ask a real-life astronaut whatever’s on their mind. While the series...

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Upward Bound Senior Spotlight: Rebant Shrestha

“Gotta keep the grind going.” Papillion-La Vista Senior Rebant Shrestha (above, third from left) lives by this maxim. It’s served him well. In the fall he’ll attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha to study aviation on a number of scholarships, including a Dean’s...

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Women in Technology: Marina Brown

Technology was not Marina Brown’s first choice of profession. Originally from Bulgaria, Brown is the daughter of medical professionals who urged her to become a doctor. She wasn’t interested in medicine, however. And as high school slid toward college, she began...

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AIM Upward Bound Senior Spotlight: Lesly Lopez

Omaha Bryan High School senior Lesly Lopez loves to read. One of her favorite authors is Rainbow Rowell, the Omaha writer whose novel Eleanor & Park was recently optioned for a film adaptation. She also enjoys reading poetry. More than that, Lopez is a writer. She...

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AIM Institute releases 2018 Impact Report

AIM Institute has had an impact across generations throughout its 27-year history. The 2018 nonprofit impact report highlights how AIM, through the support of its partners, donors, collaborators and the community, has impacted lives through the footprint of its...

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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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