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Summer Institute

Information for K-12 Parents and Students

The Engineering Education Excellence Institute is a once-in-a-lifetime experience designed especially for middle and high school students. Participants visit a University of Nebraska campus to enjoy a day of interacting with world-renowned engineers, executives in industry, and leaders in government, touring on and off-campus sites, and experiencing and reviewing lessons from a student perspective. Education faculty from the Nebraska Center for Youth, Families, and Schools help teachers create lessons that are relevant, effective, and use core math and science concepts to illustrate engineering ideas. Lessons are designed to use students' math and science skills and to teach students about several different disciplines of engineering.

This is a great opportunity for students to find out what engineering is all about or to explore their interests in engineering and transportation. Each year is always something a bit different - students have participated in activities ranging from "driving" a professional truck driving simulator to watching a crash test at the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility testing ground. No matter what special activities are planned, it is always a day packed with learning and unique experiences.

Summer Institute Partners



Contact Info

Gabriel Bruguier
Educational Programs Coordinator
2200 Vine Street, Suite 262L
Lincoln, NE 68583-0851

Lesson Plan Gallary

To view and download the free STEM lesson plans that have been developed by Summer Institute participants, for grades 6-12, please click here.