Big Red Summer Academic Camp Offerings

Discover Computing

Ever wonder how your favorite phone app works or how a robot can perform a complicated task? It's not rocket science, it's computer science and engineering! Learn how to take complex ideas and break them down into a series of simple steps that a machine can execute. Learn how to write programs to run on a desktop computer, on a mobile phone, and to control a robot. Most importantly learn that you have what it takes to work in the exciting field of computing. 

Taught by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Related Careers

Software Engineer, Computational Scientist, Roboticist, Data Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Network Engineer, User Experience Designer

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

24

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $600
Regular: $650
Late: $700

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available
Significant Scholarships Available

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Discover Weather & Climate Science

Come and find out how scientists observe and forecast the weather as well as monitor the changing climate. During the week, participants will use instruments to make their own weather observations; learn how to forecast the weather; visit with National Weather Services forecasters; learn about the local weather and climate of Nebraska from tornadoes to blizzards; meet Emergency Management experts; meet the coordinator of the Storm Spotter Network; learn about storm preparedness; and, using our UNL TV weather studio, each participant will create a video of their weathercaster experience in front of the green screen. We will also conduct experiments throughout the week inside the classroom as well as outside to demonstrate basic weather and climate processes. Participants will also meet actual scientists and learn more about weather and climate related careers.

Taught by the School of Natural Resources

Related Careers

Weather Forecaster, Television Weathercaster, Weather and Climate Researcher, Applied Climatologist, Climate Data Resource Specialist, Planning Agencies, Environmental Protection Agency, Science Teacher

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

14

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $500
Regular: $550
Late: $600

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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Discover Veterinary Science

Explore various aspects of veterinary medicine and discover what veterinarians need to know to help sick animals. Learn about anatomy, bacteriology, parasitology, and surgery. Learn how to give an animal a physical examination. Learn from scientists and veterinarians studying how animal diseases are diagnosed, treated and prevented. Learn about an exciting career as a veterinarian.

Taught by the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Related Careers

Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology, Pharmaceutical Sales and Development, Government Services

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

15

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $600
Regular: $650
Late: $700

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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Discover Filmmaking

Put your summer on the big screen! This movie-making adventure will allow you to actually make a film and spend time in the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. You'll have access to award-winning faculty and see how motion pictures really work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own video cameras, if available. 

Taught by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

Related Careers

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Computer Animation, Visual Effects, Film Editor

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

15

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $600
Regular: $650
Late: $700

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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Discover Engineering

Come experience a week in the laboratories and engineering classrooms on the UNL campus. Design and build projects that demonstrate engineering concepts and help plan for the future. Interested in nanotechnology, where materials are created and the atomic scale? How about sustainable energy with experimentation in the wind? Travel with us to outside locations, including Omaha to visit the "living, learning, laboratories" of the Peter Kiewit Institute and participate in the behind the scenes engineering tour of the Henry Doorly Zoo. Experience several disciplines of engineering in your short time with us, including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Biological Systems Engineering.

Taught by the College of Engineering

Related Careers

Quality Assurance Officer, Project Engineer, Systems Engineer, Mechatonics Engineer, Materials Analyst, Combustion Technician, Aerodynamics Researcher, New Product Developer, Instrumental Designer, and Control Systems Specialist

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

20

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $500
Regular: $550
Late: $600

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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Discover Culinary Arts & Food Science

Learn new culinary arts skills and understand the science of food. Impress friends and family with your new culinary skills and knowledge. Explore local foods, food products development, and knife and food preparation skills. 

Taught by the Department of Nutrition and Health SciencesDepartment of Food Science and Technology, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension.

Related Careers

Product Development, Quality Control Specialist, Food Technologist, Research Chef

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

12

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $600
Regular: $650
Late: $700

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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Discover Outdoor Nebraska

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in learning about conserving our natural resources? In Outdoor Nebraska you will experience, firsthand, how the systems in the natural world work together and how changes to these systems have far reaching consequences. Participants get to spend quality time outdoors and should come prepared for the elements.

Taught by the School of Natural Resources

Related Careers

Park Ranger, Conservation Officer, Environmental Scientist, Natural Resources Manager

Date

June 5-10

Participant Limit

15

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $500
Regular: $550
Late: $600

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available
Significant Scholarships Available

Register Now!

Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature

Youth will learn what it's like to serve as a state senator. The Unicameral Youth Legislature is a four-day legislative simulation for current high school students who take on the role of lawmakers. Student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation's only unicameral. The conference is organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development. The Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature, through the Unicameral Information Office, serves as a technical consultant for the Unicameral Youth Legislature.

This camp is supported by a grant with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Related Careers

Law, Business, Government, Lobbying, Legal Consulting

Date

June 5-8

Participant Limit

55

Tuition Fees

Early Bird: $350
Regular: $400
Late: $450

Scholarships

Limited Scholarships Available

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