McGoogan News

3D Printing Workshop for High School Students: Registration Open

The UNMC Makers 3D Printing Club, in collaboration with the Omaha Do Space, will provide hands-on instruction in 3D design and printing for local high students to promote innovation and STEM learning. This crash course will cover 3D design, 3D printing, intellectual property and open source.

Who should participate: High school students across the Omaha Metro area. Teachers, please encourage your students to sign up and participate!

Project timeline: Participating students would need to register teams of 3-4 students by December 11. Students will attend a 50 minute introductory seminar on December 12 at 5pm at the Do Space where they will be given project details and an introduction to intellectual property and open source designs. Students will then brainstorm ideas and will return for a second 90 minute seminar (with a break in the middle) during the week of January 8 at Do Space (evening, TBD) for a crash course on 3D design and printing. Students will then have until the end of February 3 to print a functional product. The UNMC Makers will be available to provide hands-on assistance weekly (evening, TBD) during this month-long process.

December 11: Register a team

December 12: Introductory Seminar, 5pm, Do Space

Week of January 8: 3D Design/Printing Seminar, TBD, Do Space

February 3: Final print deadline        

 

Cost: Students will be able to attend seminars and receive one print per team free of charge. All additional print requests will need to be submitted on a personal or publicly available printer (e.g. Do Space). Students will be responsible for their own transportation.

Registration: Please email tyler.scherr@unmc.edu with the names and emails of your team members by Dec 11th to reserve your space for the workshop. Please contact tyler.scherr@unmc.edu with any questions.

Location: All events will take place at Do Space, 7205 Dodge Street, Omaha.

This event is sponsored in part by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

Thanksgiving closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thursday, November 24 and
Friday, November 25. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Services spotlight: study rooms

McGoogan Library of Medicine has 16 study rooms available to students, faculty and staff of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Reservation for study rooms can be made online. A UNMC or Nebraska Medicine email address is required. Please note that the first time you reserve a room, you must verify your email address through a link sent to that address. The email will come from Evanced Solutions.

Study rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours at a time with 1 renewal (unless the room is reserved by another person or group). You may have two active reservations within a 24-hour period. Date and time of reservation must pass before you can make another reservation.  Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Wi-fi is available in all of the rooms. Markers, erasers and white boards are available in each room. Additional markers and erasers are available at the AskUs Desk.

The study rooms are keyless; you are advised not to leave personal items unattended anywhere in the library. Rooms are not soundproof and are located on a quiet floor.

Search tip: searching instruments in CINAHL

By Alissa Fial

CINAHL has field codes, which assist individuals to focus their search. One of these field codes is Instrumentation.  Instrumentation can be used when looking for a particular measurement tool (e.g. Patient Health Questionnaire) or when you are looking for research instruments or scales by a certain topic (e.g. depression).

As always, access CINAHL through the Library’s website. The database can be found on the Literature Databases page. Once you go to CINAHL, type in your topic, for example, patient health questionnaire (PHQ).  Select Instrumentation from the pull-down menu to the right of the search box.

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The results appear below your search strategies.

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