Current Conferences and Events
All Girls/All Math (since 1997): This summer camp for high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with female mathematics graduate students and professors.
Astronomy Education Workshop: This annual event is for high school and college astronomy instructors. A recurrent theme is the use of instructional technology to improve the teaching of astronomy and physics.
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) (since 1999): The NCUWM began as a celebration of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math, Science and Engineering Mentoring that was awarded to the Department of Mathematics in 1998. A total of 4,116 students from every state and a few foreign countries have attended NCUWM.
Nebraska Math Day (since 1990): Math Day is a one-day high school math contest that attracts over 1,400 of Nebraska’s top students annually to UNL to participate in one individual and two team mathematics competitions. The top 10 high school students are awarded a total of $34,000 in scholarships to UNL.
Women in Science Conference (since 1999): This two-day event brings high school girls from across Nebraska to explore their interests in science careers. Participants get to interact with career and academic professional women in science, and discover countless professions as diverse as biologists, geologists, engineers, food scientists, computer scientists, and those in the medical fields.
Past Conferences and Events
Nebraska K-12 Science Education Summit: The second Nebraska K-12 Science Education Summit was held on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. This summit was a one-day statewide event that occurred in 2016 and 2017, bringing together an array of stakeholders engaged in K-12 science education in the state of Nebraska. All NDE leaders, district science directors and administrators, ESU science staff developers, K-12 science teachers, science teacher educators, and University of Nebraska constituents were invited.
STEM Education Research Retreat: The goal of this retreat was to provide an interactive poster session, allowing an opportunity for participants to showcase their teaching, extension, and/or research programs designed to foster science or STEM literacy. Presenters were asked to provide a brief 1-2 minute overview of their work during lunch and contribute a poster through which to communicate and engage with other attendees as part of the session.