Spring 2017 Newsletter
Congratulations to our Rockonomix winners!
Thank you to all the schools that participated! We look forward to next year's competition. Click on the links to view the winning videos.

*Prize money sponsored by:
We appreciate your interest in the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. Our goal is to create opportunities for economic and financial education throughout Nebraska. Let's set up a time to talk about how we can work together.
UNO High School
Business Competition
The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education co-hosted a High School Business Competition on February 3, 2017 with UNO College of Business Administration’s Scholars Academy. The event brought close to 200 students from 18 schools to campus. $10,000 in scholarships to UNO's College of Business Administration were awarded to competition winners. In addition, $2500 scholarships to the Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community  were given to the students who placed in the top 3 of the Entrepreneurship test.  The day featured competitions in the following categories:
  • Accounting
  • Banking & Financial Systems
  • Business Calculations
  • Business Math
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Marketing
  • Personal Finance

First place overall tie awarded to Arlington and Syracuse, Waverly was second overall and third overall went to both Lincoln East and Omaha Marion. For a complete listing of all winners click here link to winners 

Arlington High School students proud of their first overall ranking
Syracuse High School students worked hard for a first overall ranking.
Professional Development Opportunity
Economics Across the Curriculum

Workshop dates:
Tuesday, July 11, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 12, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 13, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mammel Hall, Room 325

Stipend for Nebraska 6-12 teachers
Graduate credit options
Economics for Student Leaders

Economics for Student Leaders event was held at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln on Wednesday February 15, 2017.  This event brought over 120 students from 12 Nebraska high schools to campus. The workshop was led by the Foundation for Teaching Economics and hosted by the UNL Center for Economic Education. Some of the  topics addressed included:
  • Thinking Like an Economist
  • What is Poverty?
  • Institutions Matter
  • Ultimatum Game
The students had the opportunity to discuss various economic concepts in a fun, interactive setting. Participating students also learned more about what the College of Business and UNL has to offer.
NCEE partners with Lincoln Libraries for "Thinking Money" series

3 workshops - Locations and Presenters:
  • January 7–      Tammie Fischer, Walt Branch Public Library
                               Give Yourself Credit   

  • January 14--    Becky Barnard, Bennett Martin Public Library
                               Healthy Eating on a Budget

  • January 19 -- Jennifer Davidson, Bennett Martin Public Library
                             Budgeting to Reach Your Goals                        

Upcoming events:

March 6-20 

March 15

March 21- April 1

March 31
Econ Challenge State Finals at UNL

April 21 
Finance Challenge Regional Competition:
Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney

May 3

June 14-15

July 11-13