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) 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.
Member Benefits Include:
- Professional development through exposure to and training in interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, group management, community engagement, etc.
- Mentorship and 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. Note that undergraduate mentors are scheduled by semester, not session, so regardless of session turnover, mentors remain at one school for the entire semester (excepting extenuating circumstances).
School partnerships may vary by academic year. For the 2018/19 school year, we partnered with one middle school in the LPS system.
2018-2019 Participating Schools
- Culler Middle School
2019-2020 Participating Schools
- Culler Middle School (Fall)
- TBD (Spring)
- TBD (Spring)
2019-2020 Undergraduate Mentors
- Amjad Awlad Thani
- Amy Maciel
- Alvaro Moreno Lozano
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!