As passionate designers who focus on learning environments, we applaud the Lincoln STEM Ecosystem (LNKSE) starting up here in our community. On November 14th, 20 non-profits who focus on a wide variety of enrichment and family programs had the opportunity to give their “reverse pitch” to business and school leaders at the Zoo School. It is amazing to see the work of these groups hitting a diverse range of learners in many authentic real-world experiences and support. We learned that UNL and SCC were recently awarded a joint $3,000,000 grant to provide disadvantaged students STEM scholarships at both institutions over the next 3 years.
Among the presenters were: YWCA, Boy Scouts, and many Community Learning Centers working hard to find mentors and people working in the field to help their students find their passions and think about future jobs. The UNL Physics Nanotechnology department has some crazy equipment they are looking for local industry partners to help them put to work (which may just tie into our Historic Preservation practice) while providing students some crazy cool experiences.
We are lucky to have a strong and innovative school system in Lincoln. LNKSE is a timely addition that BVH Architecture is proud to be a founding member of.
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