Haddix STEM Corridor Program

Introducing high school students to opportunities in the Sciences.

Program Overview

The Haddix STEM Corridor Program is made possible by the recent $10 million gift from George and Susan Haddix to the College of Arts and Sciences. This program brings Creighton’s mission into the community, while introducing high-achieving high school students to what an outstanding undergraduate degree in the sciences at Creighton University offers them.

Each year under the Haddix STEM Corridor Program, 13 top high school students from Omaha North, Omaha South, and Omaha Central will conduct summer research work with accomplished STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) faculty at Creighton University. Programming will include workshops on designing a career in a STEM field and networking with Creighton alumni.

PROGRAM DETAILS 

The objective of the Haddix STEM Corridor Program is to engage talented high school students from Omaha-North, Omaha-Central, and Omaha-South in summer research experiences with faculty at Creighton University to foster their pursuit of STEM interests, degrees and careers. Selected students will spend eight (8) weeks participating in research projects organized by Creighton faculty members, who will serve as paired mentors for the duration of their experience. Students will be assigned individual projects that align with their expressed STEM area of interest and will be paid a total stipend amount of $3,000. Each student will be integrated into the daily routine of academic research work emphasizing the development of foundational laboratory skills, attend program seminars, and actively participate in group research discussions.

At the end of their summer experience, each student will submit a formal report disseminating their research findings and give a poster presentation during the final Haddix STEM Corridor Program seminar. 

Program Eligibility

  1. Must be a current junior at Omaha North, or Omaha Central, or Omaha South high school. 
  2. Must be 16 years of age or older by the start of the summer program. No exceptions. 
  3. Should have an interest in pursuing STEM disciplines, degrees and careers in the future. 
  4. Must have their own housing and reliable daily transportation to program activities. 
  5. Must be able to commit to eight (8) total weeks of research activities during the summer period. 

 

 

How to Apply

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

To apply to the Haddix STEM Corridor Program students must:

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Have parent or guardian complete the release form. Completed forms should be emailed to Haddixstemcorridor [at] creighton [dot] edu.
  3. Have a completed High School Counselor Evaluation* 
  4. Have a completed STEM Teacher Evaluation*

*Students will be asked to provide STEM teacher and high school counselor contact information in their online application.  Directions will be emailed directly to your counselor and STEM teacher.

Advisory Board Members

Benefactors: Dr. George & Susan Haddix 

Administrator: Dean Bridget Keegan 

Program Director: Dr. Kayode Oshin 

Creighton Staff & Faculty

  • Dr. Andrew Baruth 
  • Dr. David Dobberpuhl 
  • Dr. Carol Fassbinder 
  • Dr. Laura Hansen 
  • Dr. Maya Khanna 
  • Mrs. Amanda McHendry 
  • Dr. Jeffery North 
  • Dr. Nathan Pennington 
  • Dr. David Reed 
  • Dr. Julie Soukup 
  • Mrs. Pam Yenko
     

High School Representatives:

  • Omaha North: Mr. John Vinchattle 
  • Omaha Central: Mrs. Janis Elliot 
  • Omaha South: Mrs. Lindsay Anderson