Omaha Engineering Readiness Academy

Omaha Engineering Readiness Academy Details
Peter Kiewit Institute
August 4, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Alma Ramirez-Rodgers

ERA Participant Comments

"This is the best way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year and I would attend again in a heartbeat."  -Lizzy H. (2017)

"If you want to discover what life will be like during college, attend ERA. Not only will you get a taste of college life, but you will meet many new noteworthy people who are going into a similar major."  -Brendan G. (2017)

"It's a fantastic opportunity to get a head start not only in math, but in meeting people."  -Tori A. (2017)

“It was great and a huge help prepping for math and getting a taste of dorm life because I will live at home. Thank you for everything you've done.”  - Nate C. (2016)

"Best camp ever!  I was really not expecting to have so much fun. Everyone was so nice and the activities were challenging but fun."  - Rebecca K. (2015)

"The instruction, activities, and interactions all increased my knowledge in a fun environment. My calculus prep skills have been fully refreshed and new skills were learned as well."  - Jimmy A. (2014)

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Registration begins april 2018

What is the Engineering Readiness Academy?

 Shield The Engineering Readiness Academy (ERA) is a one-week academic residential program designed to provide a head start for our incoming engineering and construction management students. ERA has many goals, but the primary goal is to prepare you early for academic, personal and career success in the College of Engineering. 

What will the Engineering Readiness Academy offer you?

The program will support you in successfully completing your first year of an engineering education by providing you with the following:

  • Supplemental math instruction emphasizing future Calculus I success
  • Strategies and planning for academic success
  • Participation in a community service project
  • Interaction with faculty/staff, current students and alumni
  • An opportunity to meet other new College of Engineering students
  • A unique experience and introduction to the life of an engineering student
Eligibility and Requirements

To participate, you must:

  • be an incoming 2017 first-year freshman admitted to the UNL College of Engineering (Scott Campus in Omaha)
  • have completed freshman orientation and be registered for Fall 2018 classes by July 20, 2018
  • be willing to fully participate in all program activities
  • live on campus for a week during the summer (including weekends)
  • not work during the summer program
  • be placed into MATH 1950 (Calculus I) or have taken Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus in high school

All students will live at Scott Hall and receive a full meal plan for the duration of the program. Move out will be Aug. 12. If you are signed up to live at Scott Village, Scott Court or Scott Crossing (annual lease), you will be moving in on Sunday, Aug. 12 at your scheduled move-in time.

Those planning to live at Scott Hall, Scott Crossing (academic lease), Maverick Village, University Village or JPII Newman Center should contact the following, before July 20, if wishing to move in earlier than their scheduled move-in date (an additional fee per night may apply):

Application Deadlines
  • June 1 - early application deadline
  • July 6 - late application deadline

To be considered for the Academy, you must apply no later than July 6.  You will be informed if you are accepted into the program soon after submission of your application, as spots are limited (30 maximum).


Those accepted to the Academy will be required to pay the following program fee:

  • $200 - Applied before or on June 1
  • $250 - Applied after June 1

Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance, you will be able to pay via credit card or check.  We will contact you with payment instructions if you are accepted. 

If you have already been accepted into the Omaha Engineering Readiness Academy, please click here for payment.    In addition to payment, those accepted will need to submit required paperwork.  

The deadline for receipt of the Academy fee and paperwork is July 13 (no refunds after this date).  If you are interested in attending the Academy, but may need financial support, contact Alma Ramirez-Rodgers via email or call her at 402-554-3618 (limited scholarships available).

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