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2021 Design Studio Showcase

The 2020-21 Virtual Design Studio Showcase will be held on Friday, April 30. All Raikes School alumni are encouraged to attend to see the result of students’ hard work on 20 different projects.

Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp

The Raikes School is hosting our annual summer camp, July 11-24. Help us spread the word among teachers, community organizations and high school students!

Chris Reznicek

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Reznicek

“I have countless positive memories from my experience as a Raikes School student. However, my most meaningful takeaways are those that I have found to carry over into the real world. I would not be where I am today without these and many other life lessons.”

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2021 Alumni Events

This summer, the Raikes School plans to hold three alumni events providing an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other and with current students.

Great Hall Classroom

COVID-19 Response

The past year brought many changes to our lives and ways of doing business. The University of Nebraska and the Raikes School are no exception.


Thank you Cohort 2000

A few years ago, scholarships were established in honor of each cohort. Since then many of you have invested in your cohort’s scholarship fund. The 2000 Cohort Scholarship Fund recently reached the necessary endowment level to award a scholarship to a current student.


2020 Alumni Reunion & LinkedIn Connections

The Raikes School is excited to host our annual Alumni Reunion on Friday, October 9 from 7:00-8:30 pm CDT.


Alumni Spotlight: Olivia (Lambdin) Scheideler, Cohort 2009

Hi everyone! My name is Olivia, and I was a part of the 2009 Raikes School cohort. I grew up just on the other side of Lincoln, where I attended Lincoln East High School. While in the Raikes School, I majored in Biological Systems Engineering...

New Faculty

New Faculty and Staff

In August 2020, the Raikes School was excited to welcome three new faculty and staff to our team.


41 students selected for new Raikes School cohort

Forty-one recent high school graduates have been selected to join the latest cohort of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Plans and Alumni Engagement Opportunities

This fall will be unique for all Raikes School students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We hope to continue offering important events for our students and alumni, while keeping the health and safety of all in our community as our top priority.

Ed McVaney

Remembering Ed McVaney

On June 4, 2020, Ed McVaney passed away. Ed was the visionary whose generous donations created the J.D. Edwards Honors Program and built The Kauffman Academic Residential Center, named after Ed's mother-in-law, Esther Kauffman.


Raikes School Statement on Racial Injustice

In early June, the Raikes School’s Executive Director, Steve Cooper, and Corporate Advisory Board shared a statement on the Raikes School’s website regarding racial injustice.

Cohort 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Cohort 2016

The Raikes School’s 28 members of cohort 2016 who graduated in May had a unique ending to their college career.


Raikes School duo designs app to help small businesses

An app developed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates may help local restaurants and small shops feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumni Spotlight: Thank You

Alumni Spotlight: Thank You

We want to thank all of our alumni who made a donation to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the Raikes School in the last year.

Summer 2020 Alumni & Student Connections

Summer 2020 Alumni & Student Connections

With some internships moving remote and with the added stress of moving to new locations in this uncertain time, our students would appreciate some friendly connections with you!

2020 Design Studio Showcase

2020 Design Studio Showcase

We will be taking the Design Studio Showcase virtual to capture the same excitement and share the results of our students' hard work.

Alumni Reunion & Alumni Engagement Committee

Alumni Reunion & Alumni Engagement Committee

Save the Date! Fall 2020 alumni reunion activities will take place on Friday, October 9 prior to Nebraska’s homecoming football game against Illinois.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The Raikes School faculty and staff are committed to providing a quality academic experience and the additional support our students need

Starbucks CEO Visits the Raikes School

Starbucks CEO Visits the Raikes School

The Raikes School hosted Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on September 27 as the fall board speaker and in conjunction with Nebraska’s N150 Celebrations

Foundation Honors Raikeses with Highest Volunteer Award

Foundation Honors Raikeses with Highest Volunteer Award

Jeff and Tricia Raikes are 2019 recipients of the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service for devoting their time and talents to the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Foundation over many years.

2019 Alumni Reunion Recap

2019 Alumni Reunion Recap

Our fourth annual Raikes School alumni reunion was held on Friday, October 4 in conjunction with Nebraska’s 150th anniversary celebration and Homecoming.

Meet Cohort 2019

Meet Cohort 2019

The Raikes School welcomed 41 new freshmen in cohort 2019 this fall. This cohort represents the largest cohort, while also being the most academically talented in terms of average ACT and high school GPA, in Raikes School history.

Paul Bauer

Alumni Spotlight: Cohort 2005

This year, cohort 2005 celebrated the 10th anniversary of their graduation.

Satya Nadella Visits the Raikes School

Satya Nadella Visits the Raikes School

The Raikes School hosted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on April 18 in conjunction with Nebraska’s N150 celebration. Satya had a full day interacting with Nebraska businesses, Raikes School students, and the Nebraska community.

Alumni Spotlight: Cohort 2015

Alumni Spotlight: Cohort 2015

This past May, 33 students in cohort 2015 graduated from the Raikes School.

2018-19 Design Studio Recap

2018-19 Design Studio Recap

Over 500 students, industry partners, parents, and faculty attended the Design Studio Showcase at Innovation Campus on Friday, April 19 to celebrate the conclusion of the 2018-19 Design Studio year.

Will Norton

Alumni Spotlight: Will Norton

Will is a member of cohort 2001.

Maggie Spreetail

Design Studio Call for Projects

As Design Studio is coming to a close for 2018 – 2019, we are already looking towards 2019 – 2020. Our search for Design Studio partners is underway and will continue through the summer.


The Raikes School Visits Seattle

During Nebraska’s fall break in October 2018, 14 students, primarily freshmen and sophomores, travelled to Seattle to visit companies, connect with Raikes School and Nebraska alumni, and get a feel for life in the city.

10 Anniversary

10th Anniversary of Jeff and Tricia Raikes' Gift

On September 6 and 7, 2018, the Raikes School celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Jeff and Tricia's gift to the Raikes School. We often cannot believe it's been 10 years since the JD Edwards Honors Program became the Raikes School.

Mandy Kubicek

Alumni Spotlight: Mandy Kubicek

Mandy is a member of cohort 2002.

Andrew Ross

2018 Alumni Reunion Recap

Our third annual Raikes School Alumni Reunion was held Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018.

Zach Miller

Zach Miller, Cohort 2004

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Zach Miller, cohort 2004 and 2008 graduate of the JD Edwards Program / Raikes School.

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Introducing Cohort 2018

The Raikes School welcomed 38 new freshmen in cohort 2018. These outstanding students were selected from over 205 applicants, the largest applicant pool in Raikes School history.

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New Senior Seminar: RAIK 90

During the fall 2018 semester, the Raikes School is offering a new class for our senior cohort. Through exit interviews with our past graduating classes and conversations with alumni, we noticed a gap in preparation for life outside of Kauffman and college.

Cohort 2014 Senior Dinner

New Raikes School Alumni: Cohort 2014

In May, 20 students in cohort 2014 graduated from the Raikes School.

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2017-18 Design Studio Recap

Over 400 students, parents, faculty, and industry partners attended the Design Studio Showcase at Innovation Campus on Friday, April 27 to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017-18 Design Studio year.

David Pierce

Alumni Spotlight: David Pierce

David is a member of cohort 2005.

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New Data and Models Curriculum

One of the most exciting developments at the school in 2017-2018 was the roll out of our new Data and Models three course sequence.


The Raikes School Visits Silicon Valley

During Nebraska’s fall break in October 2017, Raikes School Executive Director Steve Cooper and Director of Recruitment and Student Success Anna Pressler traveled with 26 students to Silicon Valley to visit companies, connect with Raikes School and Nebraska alumni, and get a feel for life in the city.


2018 Design Studio Showcase

The 2017 - 2018 year is the largest in Design Studio history, as we partnered with 28 sponsors to produce 29 projects.

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Meeting with Alumni in KC and SF

We just returned from a fantastic meeting with alumni in Kansas City and San Francisco.

Sean Golden

Alumni Spotlight: Sean Golden

Sean is part of cohort 2003.

Mark Antonson

Introducing Mark Antonson

Our new Design Studio Director, and former J.D. Edwards alumnus,Mark Antonson, sat down with us to answer a few questions about himself, the Design Studio staff, and the future of Design Studio.

Stephanie Valentine

Interview with Dr. Stephanie Valentine

Meet the Raikes School's newest hire, computer science professor Dr. Stephanie Valentine.

Alumni Reunion 2017

Alumni Reunion, 2017

Our second annual Raikes School Alumni Reunion was held Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23. Friday evening featured a reception held at the Courtyard Marriott in Lincoln’s Haymarket.

Dan Cromer

Alumni Spotlight - Dan Cromer

Dan is part of cohort 2004.

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Seeking Alumni Volunteers

The Raikes School hopes to get more alumni involved in planning future alumni gatherings, selecting future Raikes School students, and engaging current students with alumni through mentorship and networking events. Therefore, we would like to gather a group of go-to alumni who are willing to help in each of these areas.

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Capping off Design Studio, 2016-17

The 2016-17 Design Studio year wrapped up with the Design Studio Showcase held at Innovation Campus on Friday, April 21. Over 400 students, parents, faculty, and industry partners attended the Showcase to celebrate the conclusion of another Design Studio year.

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Cohort 2013 Senior Spotlight

In May, 31 students in cohort 2013 graduated from the Raikes School.

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Summer 2017 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.

Josh Cox

Interview with alumnus Josh Cox

Alumni Spotlight: Josh Cox, Cohort 2010.

Alumni Reunion 2016

Alumni Reunion 2016

Picture of returning alumni in the Great Hall, Fall 2016.

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A New Space for Design Studio

Largely unchanged since 1999, a new space dedicated to innovation in Design Studio opened in August.

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Chris Isaacson - Alumni Spotlight

Interview with Raikes School alumnus Chris Isaacson.

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Fireside Chat with Cody Ebberson and Reshma Khilnani

For the first time in our Raikes School's history, an alumnus of the Raikes School was the featured speaker at the annual Corporate Advisory Board Speaker Series.

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A New Era for the Raikes School

January 2016 marked a major milestone for the Raikes School. After serving as Executive Director for 14 years, Dr. Dave Keck started his transition to retirement by returning to faculty as a Professor of Practice.

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Cohort 2012 Graduates

In May, 23 students in the 2012 cohort graduated from the Raikes School. They were honored during their senior dinner on Friday, April 29 where Ryan Erdmann was awarded the Golden Keyboard and the gavel was passed to Joel Mohrmann in cohort 2013. We are sad to see this wonderful group of students graduate, but know they will go on to do some amazing things.


Meet the new Director

Back in January, Dr. Steve Cooper left Stanford University, where he had been an Associate Professor (teaching) in the Computer Science Department, to take over as Executive Director of the Raikes School.


Raikes School Seniors Named Chancellor's Scholars

Raikes School seniors Nathan DeMaria, Ryan Erdmann, and Scott Johnson were named Chancellor's Scholars for outstanding academic achievements during their undergraduate studies.


2016 Design Studio Showcase

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management cordially invites you to attend an afternoon of special events Friday, April 29 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.


Raikes School Seniors Win Venture Plan Competition

Raikes School student startup Concise Research Group who won the $50,000 Grand Prize at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln New Venture Competition.


Stanford Professor Named Raikes School Director

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected Stephen C. Cooper as the executive director of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.


Raikes School Launches Alumni Fundraising Campaign

We've kicked off a fundraising effort that will raise money for scholarships for future students.


Raikes Alumnus Brings Business Sense to Google

With a business minor, Computer Science and Math major Justin Hicks has brought a unique set of skills to his dream job at Google.


Nebraska tech firm Hudl creates scholarships for top IT, business students

University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduates and Hudl company founders Brian Kaiser, David Graff and John Wirtz have given $500,000 to establish an endowment for student scholarships at the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.


Stanford Professor to Focus on Innovation and Technology on September 19

Stanford University Professor and Technology Ventures Program Director Tom Byers to keynote the bi-annual Raikes School Advisory Board invited speakers series.


Raikes School Grad Featured on Tech Crunch

MedXT’s Platform Brings Medical Imaging In Line With Today’s Cloud Technology

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Raikes School Sophomore is first generation Google Scholar

Raikes School sophomore and Computer Engineering major Heitor Castor is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's first Generation Google Scholar.


Model Thinking to take center stage on April 25

University of Michigan and Santa Fe Institute Fellow Professor Scott Page to keynote the bi-annual Raikes School Advisory Board invited speakers series.


Local game developer Clockwork Demon creates games that explore human nature

Raikes School alumna Megan Vokal and her business partner were recently featured in a Daily Nebraskan article for their innovative new company.

Design Thinking

Raikes School partners to debut design thinking course for first-year students

Faculty from the Raikes School have partnered with faculty from the College of Architecture to develop and teach a freshmen course on Design Thinking.


Raikes School faculty partner with NET to tell the story of the Platte River

Design Studio faculty participated in the Water for Food 2013 Global Conference to present the results of a year-long development effort sponsored by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.


EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Showcases Local and National Student Innovation

@EntrepreneuringDays grand prizes goes to James Verhoeff, a senior marketing and management major from Cortland, Neb., and Zach Christensen, a junior biochemistry major from Elkhorn, Neb., with a mobile app called Pickit.


Raikes students win $58,000 in national app-development contest

In a live webcast in front of as many as 3,000 people across the nation on Feb. 15, students from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management cheered after winning more than $58,000 in an app-development challenge.