/NE STEM 4U: Lincoln
NE STEM 4U: Lincoln2021-02-18T20:32:44+00:00

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

Session Dates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NE STEM 4U: Lincoln will not be in session until further notice.

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.

Past Partnerships

Current Undergraduate Mentors

  • Elizabeth Jardee, Business Administration
  • Chika Akwani, Biological Sciences
  • Aditi Jain, Biological Sciences / Psychology (Pre-Med)
  • Amy Klar, Elementary Education / Special Education
  • Alvaro Moreno Lozano, Biological Systems Engineering 

Mentors Emeritus

  • Amjad Awlad Thani
  • Nestor Hernandez
  • Grecia Macias
  • Shayla McNear
  • Luke Novak
Hiring flyer that reads: NE STEM 4U APPLY NOW TO BECOME A MENTOR! Join us in leading after-school activities that engage middle school youth in natural and social sciences, technology, engineering, math, and the emerging discipline of network science! NE STEM 4U can provide valuable leadership and teaching experience for students of ALL majors REQUIREMENTS: • Flexible schedule (must be available in the afternoons, possibly evenings and weekends) • Attendance at weekly meetings • Ability to work up to 10 hours per week ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Flexible options for summer and fall • On-campus hours and access to workspace • Paid position! If you like collaborating with others and learning new things, NE STEM 4U may be for you! TO APPLY: SEND RESUME, PERSONAL STATEMENT, AND CURRENT AVAILABILITY TO WOC@UNL.EDU. CHECK HANDSHAKE FOR POSITION OPENINGS.

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 and/or check Handshake for position openings.