/NE STEM 4U: Lincoln
NE STEM 4U: Lincoln2020-01-08T17:03:39+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 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

Session Dates

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

Past Partnerships

  • 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!

Those interested in becoming an NE STEM 4U mentor should send a resume, personal statement, and availability to and/or check Handshake for position openings.