Summer Workshops

To grow our Raikes School brand, diversify our applicant pool, and benefit Nebraska’s computer science education, the Raikes School is hosting three summer workshop opportunities, two for high school students and one for middle and high school teachers. 


The two student workshops are: Innovate: The Raikes School Way and Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way. Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills, receive instruction from University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members, experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School, visit local businesses and research labs, and interact with Raikes School students and staff, all of whom play a key role in the competitive selection process to our program each year. 


What: “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” and “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way”  

For: High School Students (primarily upcoming 2017-18 Juniors and Seniors)   

Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students will be housed in the Kauffman Center 

When: July 17-29, 2017  

Cost: $525 (limited scholarship opportunities are available, cost covers housing, meals, instruction, and activities)  

Programming Experience: None needed (in fact, no experience is preferred)  

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 (applications will continue to be accepted until the camps are full)


The teacher workshop is targeted for Nebraska middle and high school teachers who would like to incorporate computer science concepts into their classrooms and will provide instruction in Alice, a 3-D interactive programming environment created by Raikes School Director Steve Cooper. 


What: Adventures in Alice Workshop for Teachers   

Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, optional housing on Nebraska’s campus 

When: June 5-16, 2017  

Cost: Free, as well as a $500-$1,000 stipend, certified contact hours for continuing education, and an option to receive 3 Nebraska graduate credits 

Programming Experience: None needed  

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (accepted teachers notified by Wednesday, April 12)  


If you know teachers and students who may be interested in these opportunities, please share the application and scholarship links found at: We are also looking for volunteers to be involved in instruction and outside the classroom experiences, such as business tours or panel discussions, during these camps. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering by emailing Anna Pressler at