Omaha Engineering Readiness Academy

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Omaha Engineering Readiness Academy Details
Omaha:
Peter Kiewit Institute
August 10, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Alma Ramirez-Rodgers

ERA Participant Comments

"Definitely attend ERA!  It was the most amazing experience for me and I would give anything for it to last longer than it did." - 2018

"It was an awesome experience.  The peer coaches are incredible, and the staff are really nice and incredible people who provide an excellent college experience." - 2018

"ERA was one of the best decisions I've made in my life, it really helped with the transition." - 2018

"This is the best way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year and I would attend again in a heartbeat."- 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.”  - 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." - 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."  - 2014


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AUGUST 10-18, 2019

What is the Engineering Readiness Academy?

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

Who is ERA for?

The Engineering Readiness Academy refreshes students through hands-on activities using concepts needed for college-level Calculus. Students who benefit the most from ERA tend to have taken math through Pre-Calculus but could improve with a refresh on Algebra and Trigonometry concepts before beginning Calculus.

What will ERA 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 2019 first-year freshman admitted to the UNL College of Engineering (Scott Campus in Omaha)
  • have completed freshman orientation and be registered for Fall 2019 classes by July 26, 2019
  • live on campus during ERA (including weekends)
  • be willing to fully participate in all program activities
  • not work during the summer program
  • be placed into MATH 1950 (Calculus I) or have taken Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus in high school
Accommodations

All students will live in assigned Scott Housing (TBD) and receive a full meal plan for the duration of the program. Move-out will be in the morning on Aug. 18.

Those students planning to live on campus, and assigned to annual leases at Scott Village, Scott Court or Scott Crossing, will be moving in on Sunday, Aug. 18 at their scheduled move-in time.  NOTE:  These students will be allowed to stay in their ERA accommodations until their scheduled move-in time.

Students living at Scott Hall, Scott Court-Academic Lease, Scott Crossing-Academic Lease , Maverick Village, University Village or JPII Newman Center should contact the following before July 26 if wishing to move in earlier than their scheduled move-in date (an additional fee per night may apply):

Application Deadlines
  • June 8 - early application deadline
  • July 12 - late application deadline

To be considered for the Academy, you must apply no later than July 12.  You will be informed if you are accepted into the program soon after submission of your application, as spots are limited (30 maximum).

Cost

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

  • $200 - Applied before or on June 8
  • $250 - Applied after June 8

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 19 (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).

Images from the 2018 Engineering Readiness Academy
  • Getting to know each other
    Getting to know each other
  • Team Building at Carol Joy Holling Camp
    Team Building at Carol Joy Holling Camp
  • Edvin Ramirez after the ropes course at Carol Joy Holling Camp
    Edvin Ramirez after the ropes course at Carol Joy Holling Camp
  • Team building with a tennis ball.
    Team building with a tennis ball.
  • More team building!
    More team building!
  • Clifton Strengths workshop with Bonnie Martin, Career Services Coordinator
    Clifton Strengths workshop with Bonnie Martin, Career Services Coordinator
  • Evening fun!
    Evening fun!
  • Students and alumni talk at the Alumni Networking Dinner
    Students and alumni talk at the Alumni Networking Dinner
  • More from the Alumni Networking Dinner
    More from the Alumni Networking Dinner
  • Group photo - Alumni Networking Dinner
    Group photo - Alumni Networking Dinner
  • ERA instructors Dr. Richter-Egger and Dr. Nero
    ERA instructors Dr. Richter-Egger and Dr. Nero
  • Applying and refreshing math skills
    Applying and refreshing math skills
  • Evening fun with pancake designs
    Evening fun with pancake designs
  • Gathering data for a bridge project
    Gathering data for a bridge project
  • Bridge Design Presentations
    Bridge Design Presentations
  • Winners of the Team Pedestrian Bridge Design
    Winners of the Team Pedestrian Bridge Design
  • ERA service project at Fontenelle Forest
    ERA service project at Fontenelle Forest
  • More from the Fontenelle service project
    More from the Fontenelle service project