Discover Engineering Days

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Discover Engineering Days Details
City Campus Union (virtual event for Sept only)

  • September 23, 2021 (via Zoom)
  • October 21, 2021
  • November 11, 2021
  • January 20, 2022 (LPS schools only)
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 7, 2022  

  • There is no registration fee to attend Discover Engineering Day and schools are provided with bus parking passes for on-campus parking. Transportation cost is NOT provided.
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Registrations are now full.

2021-22 Discover Engineering Days is back to in person! All events will be in person, EXCEPT  Sept. 23 which will be broadcast via Zoom.  Note that Covid-19 Guidelines will be strictly enforced on campus events. Masks will be required at all times for all students, teachers, and chaperones.

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. For the in-person events, in order to keep group sizes smaller, will take up to 100 students per month (up to 200 for the Sept. and Jan.).

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 Emma Kwapnioski.

Release Forms

Teachers, please have students’ parents complete the photo release form and Youth Safety Policy 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.

Agenda (Oct., Nov., Feb., Mar., Apr.):

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 p.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