Why uBEATS Was Created

Students Need to Develop Skills Early On to Remain Competitive

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) 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 (uBEATS), an online health science curriculum for students in grades 6-12. 

Interactive online modules paired with lesson plans on cancer, careers, genetics, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology — content students typically don’t learn in traditional classes — is available to educators across the U.S. at not cost. 

A Partnership Built Upon 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 engaging and unique STEM curriculum.

It is made possible by the generosity of: The Elenore Gakemeier Swarts eLearning Fund, the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, and the Chancellor’s Math & Science Program Fund.