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Black Girls Code founder delivers important message at Raikes School

April 19, 2013 by

Black Girls Code: a bold name for a bold organization. Kimberly Bryant founded the San Francisco-based nonprofit last year with a mission to close the gap of women and people of color in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields. She is getting young girls interested in technology by introducing them to programming. After a successful year of holding workshops across the nation and abroad to introduce thousands of girls to tech …  read more

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Raikes School, Hudl welcome Bus Tour to talk power of Open Internet

October 8, 2012 by

Heads turned and necks craned Friday afternoon as the blue and red bus and souped-up hot rod rumbled through the streets of Lincoln and onto the campus of the University of Nebraska. In a purely superficial sense, the Internet 2012 Bus Tour had achieved one of its primary objectives — getting people to take notice — merely by rolling into town. Of course, the Tour seeks to bring attention to more than just its convoy of unusual automobiles. …  read more

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Raikes School-born Vestn aims to add ‘portable value’ to education

May 23, 2012 by

The idea for Vestn — a "tool for providing portable value in education, personal development, and personal marketing" — started with co-founder Conner Dana's search for some help with a college class project. As a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in early 2011, he figured he could find a fellow student to do some graphic design by asking friends and networking across campus. He was surprised that it took him three weeks to connect with someone who lived right down the hall. By last summer …  read more

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Raikes School students unveil fruits of yearlong Design Studio projects

April 24, 2012 by

On Friday, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Raikes School held its annual Design Studio showcase, where juniors and seniors presented the yearlong projects they completed in partnership with real clients. Here’s a bit about each of this year's projects, and a sampling of what the students have learned since August: Nelnet | Junior Alec Johnson, a computer science major from Peoria, Ill., did mostly back-end development on Nelnet's customizable …  read more

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