UP and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Help Girls Develop a Crush on IT
Posted April 6, 2015 10:00 a.m. CDT
Middle-school girls gather for Code Crush at the Peter Kiewit Institute on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus.
Like many teenagers, Hauwa Muibi didn't know what she might eventually do for a living, or even what she'd major in when she went to college. She loved math, and after reading some course catalogs, decided Computer Engineering sounded interesting. With her parents' blessing, 15-year-old Hauwa traveled more than 5,800 miles from Lagos, Nigeria, to Wilberforce University in Ohio to study.
There was culture shock, to be sure. And too much snow, she said. With the help of her mentor, Tjioe Kwan, Muibi learned to turn "ordinary math" into real-world application. She interned at Ohio State University and helped build a disaster relief system as an intern with the National Nuclear Security Administration, before graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering.
Mar. 27, 2015 9:18 a.m. CDT
A dream more than a decade in the making is now reality. Union Pacific is the rail industry's first to import long rail from Japan to its custom facility at the Port of Stockton, California, setting a new standard for rail reliability.
Mar. 02, 2015 2:05 p.m. CST
Beginning March 2, Union Pacific invites everyone to show off something they’ve built. The best submissions will appear on Union Pacific’s Instagram page, and the Union Pacific Foundation will donate $100 to the participant’s choice of four charities.Read More
Feb. 25, 2015 5:03 p.m. CST
The Feb. 24 event brought together safety experts, railroad officials and oil and chemical industry representatives to discuss rail safety and emergency response programs associated with moving crude oil by rail.
Feb. 20, 2015 2:25 p.m. CST
Built in the 1880s as an industrial town for the Pullman Company, the historic district highlights both the promise of American opportunity and the struggles for civil rights and fair labor standards.Read More
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