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World-Herald editorial: Right strategy for PKI’s future

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140204/NEWS08/140209562/1677 - April 11, 2014

In the late 1990s, the Peter Kiewit Institute was created with two key goals in mind: Boost the pool of engineering graduates for the local employment market. And put Nebraska on the radar screen for cutting-edge engineering studies. Outside studi ... more ->

Schools, agencies respond as supply of workers trails IT demand

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131013/MONEY/131019646 - October 15, 2013

His parents thought it was kind of crazy, going to college to study computers. Shouldn't he become a doctor or an architect? But Edgar Vazquez says he got into the right field at the right time when he majored in computer science at the University of ... more ->

Computer innovation and common sense imbued by a ranch upbringing lead to a college student’s new cattle breeding program

http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/university-nebraska-student-develops-chuteside-ai-recordkeeping-app?fb_action_ids=10151768461214164&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 - October 8, 2013

If necessity is the mother of invention, where does aggravation fit? For Rachel Ostrander, the aggravation factor provided the necessity, which in turn led to the invention of a new computer program, still under development, that helps cattle bree ... more ->

UNO College of Information Science and Technology Surpasses Phase One Goal to Increase Number of Women in IT

http://www.unomaha.edu/news/releases/2013/10/02_phaseone.php - October 2, 2013

Omaha - After only four months, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)’s Women in IT Initiative announces today that it has surpassed its Phase One goal of raising $250,000 – more than half of the program’s two-year goal of raising $400,000 ... more ->

Omaha by Design - First Annual Sustainability Summit

http://www.omahabydesign.org/2013/08/students-asked-to-think-green-at-first-annual-summit/ - August 15, 2013

What do you ask 20 of the region’s most gifted high school seniors if given the opportunity? The group was in town July 25 for a three-day Academy of Sustainable Environments and Renewable Energy at the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit In ... more ->