At Nebraska Engineering programs in Lincoln and Omaha, our pursuits range from green building advances and nanomaterials development to robotics innovations and super computing expertise recognized worldwide. Engineers enjoy applying their skills to improve lives; join Nebraska Engineering in this approach to solving problems for the greater good!
Our E-Week in Omaha coincides with National Engineers Week—this year, Feb. 17-23. At Omaha we start the week with a Pancake Feed and after that big breakfast we stretch our skills in contests throughout the week, then wrap up with a public Open House—check the schedule for details.
E-Week in Lincoln happens in April, so we can show off our amazing senior projects. We’ve been doing an open house annually for 100 years and this year, for our centennial event, we’ve got Nebraska-born engineer and NASA astronaut Clay Anderson as our keynote speaker!
Our student organizations are real over-achievers—for example, our Society of Women Engineers student chapters have been cited by SWE for their excellence in chapter growth. With Nebraska’s professional SWE chapter, they’re helping to host a regional conference, bringing hundreds of SWE members to Omaha in March.
Computer Electronics & Engineering developed CEENbots as an excellent curriculum for youth to learn robotics. Each year CEEN is a big part of the Nebraska Robotics Festival, when school teams strut their CEENbots at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland.
Engineering is always a favorite area at UNL’s Big Red Road Show, featuring incredible opportunities with our majors. Our car teams are especially popular: Formula racing, Baja off-road vehicles, and this year: electric cars.
Our Engineers Without Borders NU student chapter brings electricity and clean water to a community in Madagascar. Working with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, EWB-NU helps a community near a lemur habitat to value their resources.
Surgical robotics developed by UNL College of Engineering in work with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are making surgeries less invasive for patients’ faster recoveries.
Funded through prestigious transportation centers at UNL, Civil Engineering students lead “Roads, Rails and Racecars”: bringing transportation lessons to middle school classes and getting kids excited about careers and solving problems in how we travel.
For the sixth year, UNL engineering students are conducting research at 35,000 feet with NASA’s Microgravity University.
UNL’s Engineering Science and Research Support Facility—our Engineering Shop--builds equipment our University of Nebraska faculty and students need for conducting research. Recently ESRSF built equipment for WISSARD, an Antarctic sample drilling expedition; in January of 2013, the WISSARD team successfully deployed and safely obtained its first samples for scientific study, from 800 meters beneath Antarctica!