As Omaha North High School’s STEM program gained in popularity, it became difficult to coordinate overlapping activities because classrooms and work areas were spread throughout the campus. Students approached their teachers with an idea: imagine if all STEM students could gather in one collaborative learning space with convenient access to resources and technology. Their plans reflected a new type of learning environment, from the arrangement of classrooms to the floor-to-ceiling windows enclosing the space. Watch what happens when students dream big for their school and community!
Civil Engineering teacher Dr. Lee Kallstrom led the charge, speaking to alumni and corporate foundations in the hopes of securing funding to realize the students’ vision for the Haddix Center. The science and engineering program draws students from all over the city, and its Project Lead the Way certification for both biomedical sciences and engineering brings Omaha North national acclaim.