The Young Nebraska Scientists (YNS) program was founded in 2008 to provide exciting STEM enrichment activities for middle and high school students.
YNS summer science camps at Nebraska colleges and universities integrate the research themes of current Nebraska EPSCoR grants. At YNS camps, Nebraska students learn through engaging, active-learning style experiences and experience life on a college campus.
YNS also sponsors summer research internships in university laboratories for high school students.The high school research program offers students an extended, paid taste of the camaraderie and focus of a university research team. High school researchers work alongside mentors and other members of a research team to accomplish their research tasks.