UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction Program
Explorer students are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities focused on engineering education including the use of science, technology, and mathematical applications to solve real-life problems related to the engineering, design, and construction of a building.
*When registering you will have the choice of attending one of two sessions. Session 1 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m OR Session 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m please choose what works best for your schedule. The same topics are covered in both sessions. There are limited spots, so sign up soon!
Program topics include:
Architectural Engineering (AE): Focuses on the integrated design, creation and operation of buildings. This includes engineering of building structures, mechanical systems (heating, ventilation and cooling), electrical systems (power distribution and communications), acoustics and lighting. Buildings are designed by a team of professionals and AE’s play an integral role in that team.
Construction Engineering (CONE): Blends fundamental principles of engineering with new and emerging technologies for the planning, design, and management of the construction process for the infrastructure that sustains our world. This infrastructure includes highways, bridges, ports, tunnels, dams, power plants, railways, and underground utilities. Construction engineers bring others’ interests and ideas together with their own, aiding in the design of structures and applying science with engineering methods.
Construction Management (CM): The management of construction projects. Similar to a conductor for an orchestra or a coach for a sports team, the CM is responsible for insuring that the team is organized and performing in a safe and efficient manner while delivering the project on time and within budget. Often, the CM works with the designer (an AE, for example) to assist in creating a more constructible, maintainable and environmentally friendly design.
Kick-off night topics:
The Durham School Programs overview, Architectural Engineering and Construction; Alumni Project Presentation; Current Student, Faculty and Alumni Panel Discussion; Tour of the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI). Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this and all events.
Wednesday, January 15th from 6:00-8:00pm - Kick-off night/Informational night.
(ALL students must attend this kick-off night at 6:00pm. The following sessions after the kick-off night, students will attend the session they signed up for either the 6-7pm or the 7-8pm. More information will be discussed at the kick-off meeting!)
Scott Conference Center - UNO's South Campus
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
(Following locations will be announced at the kick-off meeting)
(All sessions are included in the one time payment of $40.00)
14-20 years old