Innovation Fellowship

Omaha-area educators receive a $10,000 stipend to create innovative projects in 3D printing, robotics, and software development. Summer Application Deadline: March 31.

The Do Space Innovation Fellowship creates opportunities for local teachers, librarians, and educators to create rapid innovation in Omaha. Do Space is offering three fellowships open to teachers, professors, librarians, and library workers, and other educators in the Omaha metro area to explore innovative projects within the fields of 3D printing, robotics, and software development. Projects will be designed for local schools, libraries and learning centers to independently administer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a project related to 3D printing, robotics, or software development that will benefit schools, libraries, and other learning environments in Omaha
  • Engage directly with the Omaha community at Do Space while working on a project
  • Dedicate at least ten hours during the fellowship collaborating with technology outreach initiatives in partnership with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Initiative (STEM) and the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Present the final project at Do Space on August 5, 2017
  • Apply to present at a relevant, professional conference
  • Commit to continuing to promote the final project past the scope of the fellowship and ensuring at least two organizations implement your project

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 19 years old or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Residency or employment in the Omaha Metro area
  • Work in or be actively studying for a career in education, library science, or a related field
  • Must be available to work at Do Space
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency and comfort with a variety of hardware and software products
  • Must be outgoing, creative, and comfortable leading groups of all ages

The Fellowship is right for you if you:

  • Are highly motivated 
  • Have experience serving people of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Have a “whatever it takes” work ethic
  • Move quickly to find ways to overcome obstacles
  • Possess the qualities of integrity and credibility
  • Push the boundaries of what is possible
  • Show a proven track record of independent work
  • Take pride in mentoring others
  • View failure as a learning opportunity

To Apply

Complete the Do Space Innovation Fellowship Application Form by 11:59pm March 31, 2017, which includes a proposal outlining the project to be solved, outcomes, and deliverables.

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