Discover Engineering Days

Discover Engineering Days

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Discover Engineering Days Details
City Campus Union (virtual event 2020-21)

  • September 24, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021 Registration Closed
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
NOTE:  All dates will be virtual sessions via Zoom, unless circumstances change.  

Cost/Parking (n/a 2020-21)
  • There is no registration fee to attend Discover Engineering Day and schools are provided with bus parking passes for on-campus parking. Transportation is NOT provided.
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For the 2020-21 academic year:  Discover Engineering Days has gone virtual!  All sessions will be broadcast via Zoom.

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.

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 Sally Wei.

Release Forms (not applicable for 2020-21)

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.


Opening 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. via Zoom
Session I 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. via Zoom
Session II 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. via Zoom
Lunch 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
Session III 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Closing 1:30 - 1:40 p.m. via Zoom