Nearly 1,000 Iowa Junior High Students Learned to Code Today. That’s Good News.

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Today, with the help of the AIM Institute, nearly 1,000 students at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Council Bluffs learned the fundamentals of computer programming as part of the international Hour of Code initiative.  Principal Mike Naughton expressed his excitement over every student getting a firsthand experience with coding during their science classes. “Anytime […]

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How to launch your tech career with 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. From the beginning, we’ve implemented programs to generate new tech talent, match existing talent with employers, and celebrate technology and the minds who make it. Now, we are becoming the one-stop […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and AIM get spooky with technology at SpookTechular

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and the AIM Institute will host the Halloween-themed tech event SpookTechular this Saturday at the AIM Brain Exchange. Kids and families will get to experience a variety of fun, tech-related activities like playing with the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift and piloting drones. The event runs from 9 am […]

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Upcoming 2019 AIM Tech Celebration Fosters Connections, Creativity’s Most Important Element

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“The source of every new idea is the same…a network of neurons in the brain, and then the network shifts. All of a sudden, electricity flows in an unfamiliar pattern…But sometimes a single network isn’t enough. Sometimes a creative problem is so difficult that it requires people to connect their imaginations together; the answer arrives […]

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2019 AIM Tech Celebration Fosters Connections, Creativity’s Most Important Element

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“The source of every new idea is the same…a network of neurons in the brain, and then the network shifts. All of a sudden, electricity flows in an unfamiliar pattern…But sometimes a single network isn’t enough. Sometimes a creative problem is so difficult that it requires people to connect their imaginations together; the answer arrives […]

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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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AIM Institute Launches AIM Code School, formerly Interface: the Web School, to Meet Demand for Tech Talent

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The AIM Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the AIM Code School, formerly Interface: the Web School. AIM Code School is the region’s only federally accredited nonprofit code school, offering night classes in web development, full-stack programming, data science and corporate training. AIM Code School also provides job placement services for each student […]

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