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New Senior "Adulting" 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.

Platinum winners

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 part of cohort 2005.


New Data and Models Curriculum

One of the most exciting developments at the school this year is 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 Dirctor, 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.


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.


Cohort 2013 Senior Spotlight

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


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.


A New Space for Design Studio

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


Chris Isaacson - Alumni Spotlight

Interview with Raikes School alumnus Chris Isaacson.


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.


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.


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 UNL 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

Heitor Google

Raikes School Sophomore is first generation Google Scholar

Raikes School sophomore and Computer Engineering major Heitor Castor is UNL'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.