As a Young Nebraska Scientist, you will become an integral part of an ongoing research project for an extended period of time at a college or university near you. You will work side-by-side with faculty and students and learn what scientific research is really all about. And, you will get paid for your learning experience.
Get hands-on experience in a science or engineering field that interests you, under the mentorship of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and university faculty. Past research areas have included agronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. Gain practical experience in research knowledge, lab skills, and scientific communication. At the end of your YNS work, you’ll produce a poster, presentation or written document for your personal portfolio.
2017 High School Research Positions are only offered at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Doane University, students will have to have daily transportation to these campuses to participate.
Must be 16 years old. Must not have graduated from high school. Must be a Nebraska resident. Must be a US Citizen OR have proof of employment authorization.
This is not a residential program; high school researchers are not provided with housing.
You will be paid $9 per hour for up to 35 hours per week for up to 8 weeks.
Physics positions will be paid $9 per hour for up to 20 hours per week for up to 4 weeks.
Research Interest Areas
2017 Research Areas will include: Physics, Plant Science, Agronomy, Biochemistry and more
Applications and teacher recommendations are due Sunday 03/20/2017
Positions are extremely limited!
Supervision and Safety
Safety is our number one concern and HS researchers will receive thorough training and will be supervised during their daily work.
2016 High School Researcher