STEM Outreach

First-generation students particularly those intending to graduate with STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—degrees do not start college from a vantage point. As part of our pursuit in helping first-generation students succeed, the TRIO STEM Outreach makes available outside class avenues to improve enrolment, retention, and completion of their post-secondary STEM programs, particularly in computer science and software engineering.
In a data-driven world, the role of STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—is vital. While Nebraska is fast emerging as a key engineering and technology player in the Great Plains region, shortage of tech workers is impeding the state from realizing the full potential in this realm. Numerous initiatives are underway across the state to address this shortage and we at TRIO through STEM Outreach are contributing our share in this regard.

The TRIO Summer of Code initiative was set up in the summer of 2015 to teach TRIO participants the foundations of computer coding. Since then, we have expanded our efforts to include outside school access to computing and math classes, college and company visits, job-shadowing and work-study internships.

Upward Bound

College Visit | Nebraska Holland Computing Center Visit
June 13, 2019
  • Nebraska Holland Computing Center Visit
  • Nebraska Holland Computing Center Visit
  • Nebraska Holland Computing Center Visit

The Holland Computing Center (HCC) boasts the fastest resources in the state of Nebraska at two locations: the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) at Omaha and the Schorr Center at UNL. The center provides such services to researchers associated with any campus of the University of Nebraska system. Many are available in a shared manner for free, but dedicated (reserved) arrangements are also available for a modest price.

College Visit | Nebraska ITS Data Center
March 12, 2019
  • Nebraska ITS Data Center Visit
  • Nebraska ITS Data Center Visit
  • Nebraska ITS Data Center Visit

TRIO UB participants setup computing infrastructure that helps them and other students in the future.

Nebraska Information Technology Services' houses the NUnet backbone that services the computing and networking needs of the university. The Networking and Operations Center at this center monitors and offers central management of mail, listserv, webserver, and other administrative services provides reliable service that UNL faculty, staff, and students have come to expect. TRIO UB participants setup computing infrastructure that helps them and other students in the future.