University of Nebraska Medical Center

Why uBEATS Was Created

Students need to develop skills early on to become successful in the competitive field of health care.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics impact all aspects of life. Current trends have created an increasing demand for passionate STEM professionals, particularly in health care. We need to ensure our students are introduced to health sciences early in their academic life and are properly equipped with the skills required to excel.

Introducing uBEATS

To help students develop the knowledge necessary for an incredible future in health care, we created UNO & UNMC Building Excellence in Academics Through STEM, a free, online science and health science resource. 

uBEATS offers educators across the US interactive e-modules designed specifically for grades 6 – 12. Content is paired with teacher guides on cancer, careers, genetics, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, public health and academic success. 

A partnership built on collaboration and educational innovation

The project is driven by a collaborative partnership between the UNMC High School Alliance, UNMC E-Learning and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

uBEATS brings together health science faculty, instructional designers and technologists, high school educators and college students to leverage the expertise necessary to create an engaging and unique online resource.

Since 2018, we've received generous support from The Elenore Gakemeier Swarts eLearning Fund, the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, the Chancellor’s Math & Science Program Fund, the NU Collaboration Grant and an anonymous donation through the University of Nebraska Foundation.

uBEATS Examples

uBEATS Examples

View sample modules to see how uBEATS fits into your curriculum.