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BHMI is actively engaged in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s CodeCrush initiative to encourage middle and high school girls to enter the IT world.
CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of information technology (IT). While the IT sector grows every day, there are too few skilled professionals to fill open positions and even fewer women. Today, very few women are pursuing academic and career opportunities in IT. In fact, last year women held only 25% of all computing-related occupations in the U.S. and only 18% of all computing and information science degrees were earned by women. That means a big part of our population is missing and not bringing their diverse perspectives to the world of IT.
The first session is scheduled from February 26 to March 1. Only 20 spots are available and applications are due Dec. 22nd. CodeCrush will introduce these young girls to the world of IT with hands on, half–day workshops with bioinformatics, IT innovation, music technology and cybersecurity.
Students must be in 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2013 school year, have parent permission and be nominated by a teacher who will also accompany them to the immersion experience. It’s free, and mentor teachers receive a $500 stipend for their time
Students and mentors will stay on campus and get to experience Omaha through the eyes of a professional IT women: checking out the IT departments of global corporations, meeting women professionals who are engaged in IT, visiting the behind-the-scenes of local attractions and even going to a Maverick hockey game. The days will be packed with dinners with IS&T students, staff and faculty, panel discussions with women in the field, as well as lunch with an IT mentor.
Registration for this immersion program is now open to 8th and 9th grade girls!
You can learn more about CodeCrush or apply online at http://codecrush.unomaha.edu/.
As an active supporter of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, BHMI is honored to assist UNO with this effort…helping young women develop a passion for IT and closing the gender gap.
BHMI would like to congratulate employees Scott Boje, Bob Brindamour, Matt Stefan, and Kevin Walters for placing first in the Division A men’s group at the 33rd Annual Corporate Cup Run in Omaha.
This year’s Corporate Cup on Sunday, September 15th drew thousands of runners and walkers representing corporations throughout the
Omaha area to raise funds for the American Lung Association.
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, today the ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health. Funds raised by the Corporate Cup help the fight against lung disease and also support more than 200,000 Nebraskans who currently suffer from lung disease!
The Corporate Cup is among the largest corporate road races in the United States, recently ranked “10th Best 10K Run” by America’s Best and Top Ten website. From the first Corporate Cup in 1981, the event has experienced phenomenal success. In that first year, 29 companies entered, and 681 runners crossed the finish line. In 2012, 262 companies entered with more than 11,000 registrants. This year, the event drew over 15,000 runners and walkers.
This year’s course presented a greater challenge to runners. Since 1981 the race has been held in downtown Omaha and featured a relatively straight and flat course. In contrast, this year’s new course at Aksarben Village was characterized by many turns and rolling hills. BHMI’s team captain, Scott Boje, said they didn’t mind having to work a little harder. With every breath, they were reminded of the people who struggle to breathe.
The champion’s trophy was presented to BHMI team members at the official Corporate Cup Awards Celebration at the Scott Conference Center on October 2nd.
BHMI is proud of its team and the commitment of team members to do their best both on and off the job.
BHMI will showcase the Concourse Financial Software Suite™ and how it helps financial service companies obtain a competitive-edge in the payments industry at the 2013 PULSE Conference in New Orleans on September 30 through October 2, 2013. Read press release>>
BHMI will exhibit at UNO’s All University Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 18th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the HPER Atrium. This event is hosted by UNO’s Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC). The center’s chief purpose is to facilitate academic success and career development by providing resources and services for academic and career exploration. During the event, students and alumni of all majors can connect with career, internship, and graduate school opportunities. BHMI is participating in this event as a way of reaching qualified intern candidates. BHMI is specifically seeking students for its Software Development Spring Internships that begin in January and end in May.
BHMI’s internship program helps students acquire real-world software development skills and experience. Interns participate as part of a development team with a flexible schedule. To learn more about BHMI’s internship program, please visit http://www.bhmi.com/internProgram.pdf. Candidates may also be interested in viewing this video.
To apply, students of local universities can email their resumes and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: “Intern Application”.
Baldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI) is a member of the Women in IT Task Force that the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is sponsoring. The focus of this effort is to raise $400,000 for programs that will introduce young women to IT, with the goal of doubling the number of women in the College of Information Science & Technology in the next two years.
Nationally, women earn just 18 percent of all computer and information science degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s a big disparity at a time when women make up 57 percent of all undergraduate students at four-year institutions.
According to the Department of Labor, women held 26 percent of jobs in computing-related occupations in 2012, up only 1 percent from 2011. The new fund represents a collective focus to address the local workforce issue by encouraging women to join the IT field.
BHMI is proud to welcome five new interns and two returning interns for the Summer 2013 Session. BHMI is also excited to announce that two of its previous interns have accepted full-time positions with the company.
Below are the talented individuals who have joined BHMI for the Summer Intern Session:
- Wyatt Fallet (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
- Ellen Fluehr (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
- Christian Ressler (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
- Brian Yee (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
- Lisa Zilli (Bellevue University)
The following individuals will remain at BHMI for the Summer Intern Session:
- Jacob Vosik (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
- Sara Shinn (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
BHMI also welcomes the below individuals as full-time employees at BHMI:
- Danielle Tyler (Recent Graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha)
- Chris DiPietro (Recent Graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha)
“The ongoing intern program has been a win-win for everyone involved,” said Jim Merchant, leader of the BHMI Intern Program. “ Interns who join BHMI gain real-world software development experience, and BHMI gets the opportunity to work with some of the most talented students from local universities.”
If you are interested in applying for the BHMI Intern Program, the company is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Session and will begin interviewing in July. You can find more information at: http://www.bhmi.com/open_positions.html.
BHMI congratulates the Spring 2013 graduates of the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The commencement ceremony was held on May 4th at the Scott Conference Center. In attendance were 41 graduating undergraduates, 20 graduating graduates, 15 faculty members and 400 guests.
Established in 1996 as one of two colleges within the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), the College of IS&T (along with the College of Engineering & Technology) is helping the University of Nebraska gain national stature in the area of information technology. PKI is recognized as a path-breaking model for information technology education.
The college offers five undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs. These are: BS and MS in Computer Science, BS in Bioinformatics, BS in IT Innovation, BS in Information Assurance, BS and MS in Management Information Systems, MS and PhD in Bioinformatics (joint programs with UNMC), and a PhD in Information Technology.
As a representative of the IS&T Advisory Board, Dr. Lynne Baldwin, President of BHMI, addressed the graduates and the audience. She explained the official role of the IS&T Advisory Board is to provide a bridge between the college community (faculty, staff, students) and the community at large (alumni, friends, businesses, nonprofits, government and foundations) to shape the exciting future of the College of IS&T.
The IS&T Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of companies located in the Omaha metropolitan area. Each company has a senior executive serving on this board. Whether the company provides transportation, public relations, software development and consulting services for other companies, creates and sells food products, manages financial and banking services, irrigates farm lands, or works with the federal government, they all have one thing in common…they all need employees with the core competencies taught by the College of IS&T.
Lynne explained that the members of the Advisory Board work in two directions. First, they advise the college about those skills and knowledge bases that are most needed. Second, they listen to the ideas the college has for new curricula and degree programs – board members are always willing to lend support and help to make things happen.
The Advisory Board member companies both compete with and support one another. They compete with each other when hiring from the available talent pool. They support each other by encouraging more students to become serious about a career in technology. One way that they do this is by offering students augmentation experiences such as scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and summer workshops. The members of the board firmly believe that if students are given an opportunity to see what an organization does, the students will want to play a role in helping that organization accomplish its goals.
BHMI celebrates the achievement of this fine graduating class. Getting a college education is a lot of hard work and involves a level of personal sacrifice. BHMI’s staff applauds all of the graduates for “staying the course” and wishes them all the best in their future careers in technology.
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