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    Fellowship Update: Expanding the Call

    May 31st, 2019  |  

    Being a part of the Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship Program has been such a rewarding experience. Speaking to women about their stories and how they chose their majors has been eye-opening -- and I’m excited to share my results with the Do Space community at the August 3rd Fellowship Showcase. I’m grateful to the folks who I have gotten to talk to already. We have a lot of amazing women...
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    Community Projects

    Virtual Reality Projects by Make.Hack.Build.

    April 30th, 2019  |  

    In our Winter 2019 Make.Hack.Build. session, ten participants spent twelve weeks learning how to create interactive films and games with virtual reality. They used Unreal to quickly create prototypes and they showed them off to the public. Six participated in Make Omaha A walk in the forest by Trisha Trisha made an interactive forest scene where you can check out animals up close. Flooding by...
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    Fellowship Update: Connecting Women Entrepreneurs

    April 24th, 2019  |  

    Too many women entrepreneurs experience challenges as a result of doing it all alone. The women’s empowerment movement encourages us to ‘collaborate over compete’ and to lift each other up, but the path to collaboration is not always clear.  As a woman entrepreneur, I was all too familiar with this problem. I soon found out that I wasn’t alone in experiencing the time-consuming and...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Fellowship Update: Introducing Remoter.Tech

    March 25th, 2019  |  

    Remote or flex work – the ability to work from home, outside a traditional 9-5 office setting, is one of the primary benefits sought after by tech workers today.  Yet companies are slow to change their structure in order to incorporate remote work. While we wait for industries to shift, what can we do to connect tech talent with companies that need help and are willing to hire remote...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Fellowship Update: Closing the Tech Gap

    March 7th, 2019  |  

    I’m beyond excited to get to work on my project for the Women Innovators Fellowship! Research is a fascinating adventure where I get to learn about new topics, help solve problems, and present what I find in a way that is meaningful and motivating. I want to give a special shout out to the folks who have helped me develop my research skills along the way. I appreciate your time, support, and...
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    Community Projects, Staff & Volunteer Share

    3D Printing a Life-Sized R2D2

    August 29th, 2018  |  

    Some time ago, I’d decided that I wanted my own small R2D2 that I could create on a 3D printer.  While searching I stumbled upon Baddeley’s free full-sized 3D printed R2D2 designs on Thingiverse.  He'd broken down R2D2 into parts that would easily fit on a standard 3D printer and require no supports.  Also, his entire project was modeled in Fusion 360 which I’ve mentioned here...
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    Community Projects, Humans of Do Space

    Learning about technology as an intern at Do Space

    August 7th, 2018  |  

    Interning with Do Space has been a great experience and I am so happy to have had the opportunity thanks to the Girls Inc. College Bound Eureka Program. Girls who are in the Eureka program start preparing for college in seventh grade and this is my last year with the externship program. Last year, I interned with Charles Drew Health Clinic but this year I wanted to go in a different direction...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Come Learn with NET-PBS and Ruff Ruffman!

    May 29th, 2018  |  

    This June we are collaborating with NET-PBS to bring a four-week educational series to Do Space!  The series, called Family and Community Learning with Ruff Ruffman, will introduce science and engineering concepts to children between the ages of five and eight.  This program will use both digital and unplugged activities to teach the concepts of scientific inquiry and engineering...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Celebrate Tech for #OmahaGives!

    May 18th, 2018  |  

    On Wednesday, May 23rd, technology and philanthropy will unite for a 24-hour online giving event. Omaha Gives! is organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow local philanthropy. The goal is to inspire Omaha to come together for 24 hours to give as much as possible in support of the work of 501c3 nonprofits in the metro area. The future belongs to those who understand technology. Here...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Cool Projects Made by Make.Hack.Build.

    May 4th, 2018  |  

    In our first ever Make.Hack.Build. session, sixteen participants spent eleven weeks learning how to create and design physical technology, engaging in a mini-hackathon, and showcasing their projects at the Omaha Mini Maker Faire. Ten makers participated in the Faire and ran their own booths. 3D Printed Allergy Station made by Anjali, Apurva, Lilian, Nikita, and Rohini Anjali, Apurva,...
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