NE STEM 4U: Lincoln is an organization through the University of Nebraska–Omaha and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln which provides quality, educational after-school activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by UNL undergraduate mentors for K-12 students in Lincoln Public Schools. Through these efforts, NE STEM 4U: Lincoln aims to increase interest in and understanding of STEM topics, including network science, for socio-economically disadvantaged students and to provide opportunities for these students to pursue educations and careers in STEM fields.
Mentor Benefits Include:
- Professional development through exposure to and training in interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, group management, community engagement, etc.
- Relationship-building opportunities with local youth and peers
- On-campus and community networking opportunities
- Access to on-campus facilities and study space
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NE STEM 4U: Lincoln will not be in session during the Fall 2020 semester.
NE STEM 4U follows the Lincoln Public Schools Academic Calendar. The schools use 16-week sessions to break down the schedule of after-school providing. With each session, we introduce new activities and may work with new participants and schools.
School partnerships vary by academic year.
Current Undergraduate Mentors
- Chika Akwani, Biological Sciences
- Aditi Jain, Biological Sciences / Psychology (Pre-Med)
- Amy Klar, Elementary Education / Special Education
- Alvaro Moreno Lozano, Biological Systems Engineering
- Amjad Awlad Thani
- Nestor Hernandez
- Grecia Macias
- Shayla McNear
- Luke Novak
How to Apply
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent suspension of NE STEM 4U after-school programming in Lincoln, we are unable to hire new mentors at this time. Please check back for updates.
Join World of Connections, a UNL program, in teaching activities that engage middle school youth in natural science, social science, technology, engineering, network science, and math and gain valuable leadership and teaching experience. If you like collaborating with others and learning new things, this may be for you!
The undergraduate mentor position is open to UNL students of all majors. Those interested in becoming an NE STEM 4U mentor should send a resume, personal statement, and current availability to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or check Handshake for position openings.