AT&T awards AIM $25,000 grant to promote diversity and inclusion among youth through tech education program

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AIM Institute, an innovative nonprofit committed to growing a strong and diverse tech community through education, career development and outreach, received a $25,000 grant from AT&T for its Youth in Tech program. These funds will support the program through immersive, problem-based learning, design thinking and growth-mindset techniques to affect interest, attitudes and career aspirations in […]

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First-gen college student, entrepreneur and AIM youth academy participant AnhPhu Nguyen lands scholarships to Harvard, Stanford

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AnhPhu Nguyen is going to Harvard. The 2021 Papillion La Vista High School graduate and entrepreneur recently received a full-ride scholarship to the university, where he’ll study computer science and economics. (He was also offered a full scholarship from Stanford, but opted for the Cambridge institution instead.) Getting to this point has been quite a […]

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Women in Tech: Vonda Page

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“‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself,’” said Radical Change founder and CEO Vonda Page, quoting one of her favorite artists, Andy Warhol, during her recent keynote presentation at the Infotec 2021 virtual conference. “What types of changes happen over time with no effort?” she asked rhetorically, setting […]

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Latest cohort of Advanced Tech Leaders Academy graduates with career-changing leadership skills

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Last Friday, AIM held a virtual graduation ceremony in celebration of the latest cohort to complete Advanced Tech Leaders Academy, AIM’s intensive leadership development program for tech professionals.  Thirty-four participants from 14 companies completed this an annual management course for tech professionals, the goal of which is to enhance leadership skills essential for current and […]

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Women in Tech: Evelyn Espinoza-Macias

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Growing up in a low-income, Spanish-speaking household in South Omaha, Evelyn Espinoza-Macias said she always struggled with a language barrier.  Her parents, though supportive, could not speak English or provide the same level of help on schoolwork that many of her peers received. The Latinx young woman remembers spending countless extra hours at school working […]

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New chair of AIM Institute Tech Leadership Academy encourages representation, giving back

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In Todd Campbell’s home recording studio, a Fender Telecaster rests against a small amplifier in front of a green-screen wall that doubles as a backdrop for the tech leadership classes he teaches virtually. Whenever the application development senior manager for TD Ameritrade gets stuck on a hard technical problem and needs a respite from the […]

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First Callers to Coders cohort graduates

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Six local professionals graduated from the AIM Callers to Coders program on Friday.  This was an opportunity that Physicians Mutual provided for their employees.  Emily Matis, director at Tech Education at AIM Institute, said, “The people that you have are the people that you need to invest in.”  The year-long program was held entirely virtual […]

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AIM Institute and Omaha STEM Ecosystem Launch New STEM Community Platform

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The Omaha STEM Ecosystem and AIM Institute announced the launch of the online STEM Community Platform, presented by Cox. The mission of the STEM Community Platform, stemplatform.org, connects youth, parents, educators and professionals to an online hub of high-quality STEM programs, resources and events in the Greater Omaha area. The website is the first of […]

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LATEST CROP OF AIM CODE SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE GRADUATION IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY

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Last night, the AIM Institute held a virtual ceremony for students graduating from AIM Code School’s accredited courses, including Full Stack Java and Foundations of Web Development classes and the fourth module of the Callers to Coders program (a custom corporate training partnership developed between Physicians Mutual and the AIM Institute).  A diverse cohort of […]

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