When you imagine your future, do you see yourself trying new ideas and feeling good that what you do helps the world (and earning a good salary)? If you answer “yes,” then a career in STEM might be right for you.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These job areas need people like you, to make new energy-saving vehicles or buildings, grow healthier food, or create better treatments for diseases. The state of Nebraska is a great place for exploring any of these possibilities.
Young Nebraska Scientists helps you try different experiences and figure out what excites you. For some inspiration beyond YNS summer programs, here are some people in STEM who might inspire you.
Lynne Dieckman @Model.HeadlineSize>
she grew up in rural, northwest Iowa and became an award-winning Chemistry professor at Creighton University
Sydney Allen @Model.HeadlineSize>
from a Native American community in South Dakota, she focused on transportation issues in tribal areas while earning her master's degree in engineering at Nebraska
Michael Tross @Model.HeadlineSize>
at Doane University he ran track and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology; now he’s working on plant genetics for a doctorate degree at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Anayeli Martinez Real @Model.HeadlineSize>
raised by a single mother, she’s a second-generation immigrant and the first in her family to attend college; after gaining an engineering degree at Nebraska, she found her dream job in construction with Kiewit.