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 the Lincoln Public School District. Through these efforts, this organization aims to increase interest in and understanding of STEM topics for socio-economically disadvantaged students. Additionally, NE STEM 4U aims 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
NE STEM 4U follows the LPS Academic Calendar. The schools use 16-week sessions to break down the schedule of after-school providing. With each session, we introduce new lessons and may work with new students, depending on the school’s program policy.
School partnerships may vary by academic year.
2019-2020 Participating Schools
- Culler Middle School (Fall)
- Dawes Middle School (Spring)
- Park Middle School (Spring)
2019-2020 Undergraduate Mentors
- Amjad Awlad Thani
- Amy Klar
- Alvaro Moreno Lozano
- Aditi Jain
- Chika Awkani
- Culler Middle School (2018-19)
How to Apply
Join World of Connections, a UNL program, in teaching activities that engage middle school youth in Natural Science, Social Science, Technology, Engineering & Math and gain valuable leadership and teaching experience. If you like collaborating with others and learning new things, this may be for you!