Make Omaha Makers: Meet Dr. Diane Rivers
September 19th, 2022 | Rachel Drietz, Operations Manager
Make Omaha is a FREE family-friendly, innovative, and technology showcase celebrating local tech-driven makers, inventors, and businesses who are using state-of-the-art tools in their work.
Meet Dr. Diane Rivers with Everyday Science and Science Support
Introduce Yourself! – Who are you, and what does your organization do?
Hello, many who know me from my service at local schools and colleges call me “Doc,” or “Dr. Diane.” I have been a dedicated professional educator for over four decades. My life’s journey includes serving as a daycare director, public and private school teacher, adjunct professor, Math and Science Resource teacher, middle-school science teacher, and Assistant Principal. I am also a wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandma. In 2004, I was a Fulbright Memorial Teacher Study Abroad Participant and studied the educational systems in Tokyo, Japan. This was a once-in-a lifetime experience.
What do you make?
We provide science events and workshops to afterschool and homeschool programs. We also provide community science events, workshops, Science Read-Aloud and more.
What are you planning to show at Make Omaha?
We plan on demonstrations in STEM and provide participants a chance to create a simple state of matter activity along with a robotics demonstration, and pose science questions to research on available iPads. Participants may also work through engineering and other simple tech exercises using iPads.
What are you looking forward to seeing at Make Omaha from other participants?
I am looking forward to engaging in collegiality, enjoying the excitement of other participants, and exploring avenues for forming partnerships. I can’t wait to learn from others.
What tech/maker-type stuff are you interested in getting in the future?
STEM and STEAM podcasts with multimedia- technology, graphic design, and hands-on experiences.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for this great opportunity to share our organization’s mission.