The Durham School offers a variety of organizations and activities for students in coordination with the UNL College of Engineering in Lincoln and Omaha.
- College of Engineering -- All Student Organizations
- Study Abroad Opportunities
- The Durham School Career Fair
- Professional Engineering Organizations
The Durham School – Student Organizations
The student-run Architectural Engineering and Construction Student Outreach Program (AECSOP) travels to local and regional high schools in Nebraska promoting engineering, construction and the educational opportunities made available by UNL’s The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. AECSOP representatives present high school students with information about the university’s engineering and construction programs and stress the importance of a math and science education.
AGC is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Omaha AGC Student Chapter is sponsored by our local AGC - Nebraska Building Chapter. The Omaha AGC student chapter holds numerous activities to enhance the college experience of our developing construction professionals. These activities include monthly membership meetings, informational sessions with different construction contractors and material suppliers, tours of construction job sites, community services projects, participation in the fall and spring seminars sponsored by the AGC - Nebraska Building Chapter, and participation in the yearly AGC National Convention. Social events throughout the year include tailgating at Maverick football games, going to Maverick hockey games, and the biannual AGC "Final Final," an end-of-semester celebration.
The ASA student chapter brings the exciting world of acoustics into the University of Nebraska community. Chapter meetings focus on topics from many areas of acoustics, usually incorporating demonstrations, interactive activities, and presentations of scholarly work.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) exposes students to the sciences of heating, ventilation, refrigerating, air-conditioning and related human factors. The group schedules tours, speakers, mentoring opportunities with the local Nebraska ASHRAE Chapter and a trip to the national ASHRAE conference regularly. Contact: Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) National Chapter: http://www.aeinstitute.org Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) promotes knowledge regarding the profession of architectural engineering by study, research, and discussion of the AE field with speakers, tours, and trips to the national AEI conference. AEI also encourages the interaction of students to share their education and experiences within the AE field and provides valuable communication between students and professionals.
Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee (AESLAC)
The Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee’s purpose is to oversee the Architectural Engineering Program, student activities, and other student concerns. In addition, the committee represents architectural engineering students to the faculty, the program director, and the citizens of Nebraska. We strive for the betterment of the Architectural Engineering program, both through academic excellence and the creation of an enriched cocurricular environment.
The student chapter of Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) provides students with a real understanding of how Design-Build is incorporated into construction projects all over the United States. As a student group, we have professional speakers come in monthly to discuss their current projects. This allows students to understand how practical the concepts they are learning about truly are.
Emerging Green Builders (EGB)
EGB is an organization through the United States Green Building Council. It is open to students and young professionals in all disciplines. EGB focuses on three main areas.
- Education: The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the primary educational focus of EGB. Members receive discounts on study materials and exams to prepare for the LEED Accredited Professional Exam. Seminars, building tours, conferences, study groups and other events are held to support the green building education of members.
- Advocacy: Sustainable design is becoming increasingly important in today's building industry. EGB promotes this process throughout the community and advocates the use of LEED.
- Networking: Many professionals and design firms are involved with EGB. It is a great way to meet future employers and partners. Members also attend national conferences like Greenbuild to meet professionals and learn about green innovations.
This student chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America believes in enrichment of the aspiring lighting designer beyond the scope of the classroom. The goals of IESNU include promoting responsible and quality lighting design, developing a network of support and educational resources to students interested in lighting, and participating in regional and national events. Hosting events such as professional web seminars and software workshops, IESNU has big plans for the future.
Student Consortium of Specialty Contractors (SCSC)
SCSC is designed to give students a better understanding of mechanical, electrical, and specialty contracting fields. SCSC gives students the opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with industry professionals and fellow classmates. In addition, members participate in national conferences, student competitions, and service to the community.