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UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction Program

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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. 

There are limited spots, so sign up soon!


Architectural Engineering (AE) professionals focus on the design, integration and operation of buildings. This includes engineering the structural, mechanical (heating, ventilation and cooling), electrical (power distribution and communications), and lighting systems and acoustical properties.  

Construction Engineering (CONE) professionals design, plan, and assist in the construction of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, railroads, buildings and other facilities, with an emphasis on the engineering and technical aspects of these projects. 

Construction Management (CM) professionals lead the day-to-day operation of construction-site projects including commercial, residential, heavy-civil and industrial construction. A construction manager combines business management expertise with innovative engineering principles to successfully facilitate construction projects.  


The Durham School Explorer Post Welcome Dinner and Orientation will take place February 6, 2024, at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Parents are invited to attend this orientation. Parents do not need to register separately and can indicate their attendance for the dinner as part of their student’s registration.

The focused, hands-on explorations will begin the following week at the Peter Kiewit Institute located at 1110 South 67th Street. Both locations are on the Scott Campus in Omaha.  



Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (6:00pm – 8:00 pm)
Scott Conference Center - UNO Scott Campus
Overview of the College of Engineering and The Durham School; faculty and alumni panel discussion. Dinner will be provided. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (6:00pm – 8:00pm) 

Peter Kiewit Institute - UNO Scott Campus

  • Apply the laws of physics to understand the structural focus in architectural engineering
  • Discover mechanical and acoustical considerations for architectural engineering
  • Explore the fundamentals of construction engineering and management
  • Take part in a lighting/electrical laboratory demonstration

$25 per person

Needs based scholarships are available. Please contact Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu at mnongo-okojokwu2@unl.edu for more information. 


14-20 years old

When & Where
UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction Exploring Program
Scott Conference Center
Tuesday 02-06-2024
6:00 PM CT to 8:00 PM CT Past
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