Omaha World-Herald: Omaha African-American leaders honored for STEM contributions

OMAHA, Neb. [OWH] – 12 African-American leaders in Omaha … were honored Thursday night for their contributions in the STEM field [including Urban League of Nebraska Whitney M. Young, Academy Coordinator Nicole Mitchell].

Ten Innovator’s Awards also were presented to people who have created STEM learning initiatives and programs for youth. They were Karlus Cozart Sr., director of inclusion for OPS; Shonna Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Interface Web School; Greg Fripp, founder and executive director of Whispering Roots; Alisa Gilmore, associate professor of practice for engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Shelley Henderson, national diversity and inclusion manager at FIRST; Nicole Mitchell, coordinator of Whitney Young Jr. Academy at Urban League of Nebraska; Derrick Nero, K-12 engineering education instructor at UNO; Terri Norton, associate professor of construction engineering at UNL; Anthony Williams, assistant principal at Park Middle School in Lincoln; and Nancy Williams, founder of No More Empty Pots.

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