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Explore Engineering 2021

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 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.

2021 Explorer Post dates coming soon!

Module 1
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.

Module 2
Apply the laws of physics to gain an understanding of the Structural side of Architectural Engineering through a focused hands-on activity.

Module 3
Learn the Fundamentals of Construction through a focused hands-on activity.

Module 4
Discover the world around you as you explore the Mechanical/Acoustical side of Architectural Engineering in a focused hands-on activity.

Module 5
Take part in the Lighting/Electrical laboratory demonstration.
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