In Nebraska and across the nation, there is a growing recognition of the important role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, frequently referred to as the STEM fields, will play in helping our young people succeed in today’s globally connected, highly competitive economy. There is also a growing recognition that there simply is not enough time during the traditional school day and year to provide young people with the hands on, engaging learning experiences they need to master these important STEM concepts.
That is why programs providing expanded STEM learning opportunities for Nebraska youth are so important to the future of our state’s youth and in the long run to our economic vitality. Tonight’s program, the first in NET’s two-year series of programs exploring The State of Education in Nebraska, we are going to delve into the intersection of out of school time programs and STEM initiatives.
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|Beef State: Mechanization on Ranches||By 1925, beef production had been greatly reformed. Watch how the mechanization of ranches affected...|
|Beef State: Refrigeration & the Stockyards||Technology and innovation dramatically changed beef in the first quarter of the 20th century....|
|Beef State: Richards & Land Fraud||Ranchers' refusal to remove their fences enraged President Roosevelt, who ordered legal action. In...|
|Beef State: Birth of the Omaha Stockyards||In 1882, Wyoming rancher Alexander Swan came to Omaha to convince investors to start a stockyards....|
|Beef State: Widows & Orphans||Some ranchers acquired land by artfully using a provision of the amended Homestead Act that allowed...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders v. Cattlemen||Some Nebraska ranchers could use trespass laws to keep homesteaders from reaching their land,...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders||Life was quite grueling for homesteading farmers in Nebraska, a land with a relatively small yearly...|
|Beef State: Bartlett Richards||Because of the Blizzards of 1886 & 1887 and other reasons, large Nebraska ranches began to fade...|
|Beef State: Ranches||What did it take to be a Nebraska rancher in the late 1800s? Narrated by Peter Coyote. This segment...|
|Beef State: Beef Issue||Periodically, the U.S. government would provide live cattle for Native Americans on reservations at...|