Outreach/Education - High School

Nebraska Science Olympiad


Dr. Ducharme at 2011 Science Olympiad

Dr. Ducharme at 2011 Science Olympiad

Dr. Eva Schubert's live demo
Dr. Stephen Ducharme was one of NCMN's faculty members who helped judge at the Nebraska Science Olympiad on UNL's East Campus. The Science Olympiad tournaments are academic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events which students prepare for during the school year. These competitions are balanced among the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. Learn more about Science Olympiad at http://soinc.org

NCMN Nanoscience Camp Partnership

NCMN Nanoscience Camp Partnership 2013
NCMN Nanoscience Camp Partnership 2013
NCMN Nanoscience Camp Partnership 2013
NCMN Nanoscience Camp Partnership 2013
Fifty 10th-grade students from Grand Island and Omaha high schools participated in a Nanoscience Camp sponsored by Epscor and held in July on the UNL campus. Part of the camp included tours of nano related research in NCMN faculty labs and facility tours of NCMN equipment. Students were a part of the Nebraska College Prep Academy, a science/math focus program that encourages high school graduation and pursuit of a post-secondary degree.

Women in Science Conference

Women in Science Conference
Women in Science 2012 Attendees
Women in Science Conference 2012 Nano Fabric
2011 Women in Science Conference

The Nebraska Women in Science annual conference was held this year at the Embassy Suites Lincoln Downtown and attended by over 100 high school women and their teachers from across Nebraska. Our informational booth provided hands on activities, brochures and an opportunity to visit with UNL faculty about STEM/nanoscience and science-related careers at the University.

Nano Physics High School Camp

Physics High School camp 2014
Physics High School camp 2014
Physics High School camp 2014
2011 Women in Science Conference
NCMN partnered with the Upward Bound program to bring a summer NanoPhysics camp to 10th & 11th grade students from Lincoln high schools. The camp included tours of nano related research in NCMN facilities and hands on activities about the ever growing area of Nanoelectronics.  Topics covered during the 3 day event covered Supercapacitors, Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC) technology, Graphene, LED’s, Batteries, and how these can be incorporated into electrical circuits.

Junior/Senior High Tours

Junior High Tours with Yunshen Zhou
Women in Science Conference 2012 Attendees
Junior High Tours with Matt Mithchell
2011 Women in Science Conference
Interested junior and senior high teachers visited the UNL campus with students and parents to learn more about what UNL has to offer in nanoscience research.  NCMN helped coordinate tours and hands-on experiences with a variety of departments on campus and will begin to introduce students to our new Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center!

Internships

NCMN High School internships 2014
NCMN High School internships 2014
NCMN High School internships 2014
High School Interns 2014
The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) hosted a STEM summer program for high school internships again this year!   Faculty from Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering provided opportunities for high school students to work in their research labs for 8 weeks with the help of a graduate student mentor to guide and train in research techniques.  Students present their research results at UNL’s Summer Research Program Symposium each August.
See the outreach/education archive page for archived events.