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Upward Bound Summer Academy Concludes with Poetry, Music

Last Wednesday, students in AIM’s Upward Bound Summer Academy concluded five weeks of intensive STEAM instruction with a poetry reading on the historic Trading Room Floor of the AIM Exchange Building.  Under the guidance of Thomas Jefferson High School English...

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Ask an Astronaut Episode Four Has Landed

In this episode, Astronaut Tom makes a distinction between Einstein's general and special theories of relativity, talks about time travel, and demystifies everyone's favorite irrational number, Pi. And over at the Brain Exchange, Ground Ctrl gives us a sweet...

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Upward Bound Senior Spotlight: DeShauna Johnson

DeShauna Johnson is interested in comedy. When asked if she’d ever participated in an improv show or a comedy open mic, the recent Thomas Jefferson High School graduate deadpanned, “I am the mic. And I improvise every day of my life.”  That spirit of improvisation has...

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Highlander Code Camp Students Visit Hudl

Last Thursday, Highlander Code Camp students toured the Lincoln headquarters of Hudl, a video streaming service for athletes and coaches to review and improve gameplay. With over 1,900 employees and satellite offices in Omaha, Boston, London, Sydney, and Mumbai, Hudl...

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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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