Prairie STEM Travels to Schuyler Central High School for their Tech/Career Fair 2022

On Monday, October 17, Prairie STEM brought tech fun to Schuyler Central High School for their Technology/Career Fair 2022. In one classroom, students learned about esports (organized, competitive video game playing) and the value and skills playing on an esports team gives. Esports is the world’s fastest growing sport now, for participants as well as […]

Drones, VR, and Coding at Waverly Middle School

Students rotated between 3 stations. Their field trip to fly was cancelled and we were called in for a wow factor. Station 1 – Droneblocks, students programmed drones in a simulated environment (city and mars) Station 2 – VR students flew biplanes in a WWI Warfighter simulator, the settings abided by real world aerodynamics. Station […]

Prairie STEM at AfrOmaha Festival

Prairie STEM had a booth at Afro Fest Omaha at Stinson Park, where we handed out 200 STEM Kits and provided a VR experience for visitors of all ages. The app we used primarily was Wander, which allowed users to visit anywhere in the world via Google Streetview 360. The intention was to allow people […]

What’s Happening Around Prairie STEM

Nebraska Robotics Expo (13th annual [virtual] tomorrow 10am-2pm) : https://youtu.be/ZPFyxfVY_ro Prairie STEM Summer Camps: https://www.ketv.com/article/local-summer-camp-focused-on-teaching-stem-to-all-students/37192758# Original NRE video (produced by I Love Public Schools): https://iloveps.org/films/robots-take-over-the-classroom  STEM Nights in the Community at Stormchaser’s Werner Park): https://app.wipster.io/Review/CYD8NQCFWcSc9Ryt-LRHGFQojjrAqEJyL91NTFR5RqPiANqM2w Esports Arena: https://omaha.com/business/local/esports-arena-is-part-of-100-million-plus-health-campus-proposed-near-28th-martha/article_cef0493e-4bd9-11ec-af44-f727db209060.html LANParty (in partnership with Netwar) April 9th & 10th: https://www.netwar.org/ Prairie STEM STEMkits: https://prairiestem.org/category/virtual-steam-kits/

The Science of Sound

Prairie STEM provided The Science of Sound instruction to middle school students at Cornerstone Christian School on December 17th, 2021. The Doppler Effect was demonstrated using drones and a blindfolded student to perceive sounds as the source moved closer and further away. We used a vacuum chamber to demonstrate how sound waves do not travel […]

STEAM Night at Spring Lake Magnet

Virtual Reality on the Oculus Prairie STEM brought virtual reality to Spring Lake with Oculus and Neurotrainer. Neurotrainer combines neuroscience and virtual reality to measure cognitive abilities, stimulate neural pathways to prime for learning, and optimize for long-term performance improvements. With Neurotrainer, you can also take virtual field trips. Learn while you are having fun! […]

Prairie STEM is at Afrofest 2021 @ Stinson Park

On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, at Stinson Park Prairie STEM participated and sponsored the African Cultural Festival.  The festival was a huge platform with over 40+ vendors, 20+ corporate sponsors, 10 community partners, and connectors that all came together to celebrate the diversity that is in Omaha.  This event had over 3,000 festival attendees.   Visitors […]

Aviation STEM Day at Millard Airport 2021

Prairie STEM participated in the 3rd Annual Aviation STEM Day at the Millard Airport on Saturday, September 4th at Millard Airport. This day presents the opportunity to bring youth and young adults together in a venue of offered opportunities including all aspects of aviation.  The goal is to motivate young adults to select, seek and […]