Durham - Engineering Explorer Post

Durham School Engineering Explorer Post

Explore Engineering 2018

Explorer Posts, sponsored by The Boy Scouts of America, introduce students (age 14 to 20) to career fields and provides them with the resources and opportunities to develop skills in their interested fields. Students experience hands-on learning under the mentor-ship of adult volunteers. Also known as Career Exploring and Learning for Life, the program provides the encouraging relationships and personal development to increase student success and wellbeing. Visit http://exploring.learningforlife.org/ to learn more about the Exploring Program.

Each spring, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Durham School hosts an annual Explorer Post at The Peter Kiewit Institute on Scott Campus at UNO. This Explorer Post incorporates hands-on activities in a higher education setting with current students and professors from the Durham School. Explorers are provided hands-on, engineering focused opportunities to learn about architectural engineering, construction engineering, and construction management along with structural, electrical, mechanical, lighting, and acoustical design.
2018 Explorer Post Dates
Wednesday, January 10
All Sessions: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Thompson Alumni Center - UNO Dodge Campus

Get an overview of the College of Engineering and the Durham School including faculty, alumni and student panel discussions.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

Wednesday, January 17
Session 1: 6:30pm / Session 2: 7:30pm
Peter Kiewit Institute - UNO Scott Campus

Apply the laws of physics to gain an understanding of the Structural side of Architectural Engineering through a focused hands-on activity.

Wednesday, January 24
Session 1: 6:30pm / Session 2: 7:30pm
Peter Kiewit Institute - UNO Scott Campus

Learn the Fundamentals of Construction through a focused hands-on activity. 

Wednesday, January 31
Session 1: 6:30pm / Session 2: 7:30pm
Peter Kiewit Institute - UNO Scott Campus

Discover the world around you as you explore the Mechanical/Acoustical side of Architectural Engineering in a focused hands-on activity.

Wednesday, February 7
Session 1: 6:30pm / Session 2: 7:30pm
Peter Kiewit Institute - UNO Scott Campus

Take part in the Lighting/Electrical laboratory demonstration.


Register early! Availability is limited and seats fill up fast. Registration for the program is $35.00.

**PLEASE NOTE: When registering and selecting your session time, the system will show January 10 as the start date for the 6:30pm and 7:30pm options. However, January 10 will be a combined session for everyone and will begin at 6:30pm. There is no 7:30 session on January 10.  Your selected session time will only apply to the January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 days.

The explorer program was a fun and beneficial experience for me and I just wanted to let you know just how much I appreciated the time you and your students invested in the explorer program.
Hannah Harder    High School Senior