Young Nebraska Scientists Summer Opportunities

Young Nebraska Scientists has now opened applications for 2018!

Registration is open for YNS camps throughout the state in 2018, including middle and high school students. Grade levels are based on CURRENT grade level. Students in 8th grade today would attend our middle school camps:

Middle School Camps

  • CyberCamp,(7-12) June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle and high school students;
  • Soil and Plants in Agriculture, (6-8) June 11-15 day camp at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle schoolers-day camp only;
  • Algae for Biofuels, (6-8) June 17-21 at Doane University in Crete, for middle schoolers
  • Secret Life of Metals, (6-8) an inorganic chemistry day camp, July 16-18 at Creighton University.

 High School Camps

  • CyberCamp,(7-12) June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle and high school students;
  • Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes,(9-12) June 17-20 at UNL, for high schoolers;
  • Biodiversity Field Science, (10-12) June 24-30 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Ogallala), for high schoolers;

High School Research Positions

For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. YNS camp fees include meals and lodging, except Secret Life of Metals and Soil and Plants in Agriculture (day camps only). A select group of students are chosen to be YNS High School Researchers, with paid summer jobs in the labs of university scientists.

Application deadline is March 20 for YNS high school research positions and April 15 for YNS camps.

YNS is conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR with support from the National Science Foundation, to encourage youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers. NSF support helps keep YNS camp fees low; faculty from Nebraska colleges and universities are camp leaders, and camp staff include university students. For information and online applications, see http://yns.nebraska.edu.

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