Discover Engineering Days

Discover Engineering Days Details


All events will be held in the Centennial Ballroom on the second floor of the City Campus Union.

City Campus Union
1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588

Fall Term
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023
Spring Term
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Friday, April 5, 2024

  • There is no registration fee to attend Discover Engineering Day and schools are provided with bus parking passes for on-campus parking.
  • Transportation funding may be available upon request.
  • Parking Map

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots are open based on availability for each date. Most dates we accommodate approximately 120 total students. After you register we will get back to you within 7 days to notify you if space is available for the date(s) you selected.

Kids smiling at the Discover Engineering Days The College of Engineering started Discover Engineering Days to introduce middle school students (grades 6-8) and their teachers to the various fields in engineering and the engineering programs offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event is hosted by the college's outreach organization and is filled with hands-on activities that apply engineering habits of the mind such as collaborative, problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills.

Students are responsible for bringing their own sack lunches.

As the only engineering college in the state of Nebraska, we are dedicated to STEM outreach for your students. If you were interested in attending DED on a date that is now full or cannot make one of the dates, please feel free to contact the college for other outreach opportunities. Along with Discover Engineering Days, the College of Engineering is happy to work with individual schools and classrooms to:

  • Provide reading materials about engineering and our Nebraska programs
  • Provide K-12 Engineering curriculum resources and activity recommendations
  • Schedule in-class presentations conducted by The Engineering Ambassadors Network
  • Arrange visits to either our Lincoln or Omaha campuses.

For more information on these possibilities and many others, please contact Rachel Gar-El.

Release Forms

Teachers, please have students’ parents complete the Youth Safety and Photo Release form.

The registration form should be completed by the teacher or chaperone responsible for the student or group. Please note that you, your teachers and/ or the chaperones are expected to accompany the students in their rotations throughout the day and maintain classroom management. We also require at least one teacher/chaperone per 20 students.


Check-in 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. UNL City campus Union
Opening 9:45 - 10:00 a.m. UNL City campus Union
Session I 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. UNL City campus Union
Session II 10:45 - 11:25 a.m. UNL City campus Union
Lunch 11:25 - 11:55 a.m. UNL City campus Union
Session III 12:00 - 12:40 p.m. UNL City campus Union
Session IV & Closing 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. UNL City campus Union