An up close tour from the comfort of your classroom.
When you ask a student, “What is your favorite subject in school?” it’s not often you’ll hear a resounding “Math!” in reply. In fact, only about 10% of students who take the ACT indicate an interest in pursuing a career in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering or math). On November 21, 2013, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln continued its mission to show high school students that math can be fun and encourage them to consider a career in one of the STEM majors, through its 24th annual “Math Day.” “Math Day” is an all-day event for Nebraska high school students, consisting of
A decade ago, Doris Buffet – Warren Buffet’s older sister – started the Learning by Giving Foundation. Her goal was to teach a new generation about philanthropy though experience, providing young people with the opportunity to learn about charity and make a financial impact on a worthy cause. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a group of universities that utilize curriculum from The Learning by Giving Foundation. This past semester, a senior-level class titled “Leading People and Projects” was given $10,000 by the foundation with the charge to give it all away. Over the past few months, the class
For 20 years, Xiao Cheng Zeng has been leading innovative research at Nebraska. Earlier this month, he was recognized by the one of the oldest scientific societies in the world. Zeng, the Ameritas University and Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska, was named one of 12 new Fellows into the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) earlier in November. “The designation is a huge honor,” said David Berkowitz, a Willa Cather Professor and the Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska. “It brings honor to what [Zeng] has been doing for the last