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Unparalleled research experience with great scientists.

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.   

Essential Information

Who's Eligible?

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.

Hourly Wage

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.

Announcements & Key Dates

Jan | 02 Applications and recommendations available online
Mar | 20 Research applications and recommendations due via SlideRoom
Apr | 04 Research selection notifications will be sent out via e-mail.
Jan | 01 Camp Applications Open.  Register NOW!  Spots fill quickly.  
2017 Applications now Closed!