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Haddix STEM Corridor Program

Introducing high school students to opportunities in the Sciences.

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.

Intro to Undergraduate Degrees in the 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 that Creighton University offers them.

Each year under the Haddix STEM Corridor Program, 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, How to Apply and More

The objective of the Haddix STEM Corridor Program is to engage talented students from Omaha North, Omaha Central, and Omaha South high schools in summer STEM research experiences with faculty at Creighton University to foster their pursuit of STEM interests, degrees and careers.

Selected students spend eight (8) weeks participating in research projects organized by Creighton faculty members, who serve as mentors for the duration of their experience. Students are assigned individual projects that align with their expressed area of STEM interest and can earn up to $4,000 for the hours they have worked.  Each student is 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 the summer, each student presents their research to friends, family, and Creighton community members at the annual Haddix STEM Corridor Program Poster Presentation, typically held in early August.

Summer 2024 applications are now closed

To be eligible to apply to the Haddix STEM Corridor Program, students must:

  • Be a current junior at Omaha North, Omaha Central, or Omaha South high school. 
  • Be 16 years of age or older by the start of the summer program. No exceptions.
  • Have an interest in pursuing STEM disciplines, degrees and careers in the future.
  • Have their own housing and reliable daily transportation to program activities.
  • Commit to participate in all activities for the full duration of the program.

How to apply:

  • The Summer 2024 applications are now closed. 

*In the online application, students are asked to provide contact information for their STEM teacher and school counselor. Creighton will then send the evaluation form and instructions directly to the reference. Students should be sure to submit accurate contact information in a timely manner to ensure their references have ample time to complete the evaluation forms by the March 1 deadline.

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 
  • Dr. Molly Loesche
  • Dr. Jeffrey North
  • Dr. Nathan Pennington 
  • Dr. David Reed 
  • Dr. Julie Soukup 

High School Representatives:

  • Omaha North: Mrs. LaDeidre Jackson
  • Omaha Central: Ms. Tracy Rumbaugh
  • Omaha South: Mrs. Lindsay Anderson 
Go for it, the experience will change your life and give you many memories and good connections with both students and professors.
— Madisen Reed
It is a very enjoyable experience, and I personally learned a great deal from this program. It is not just a research program, but it also provides assistance for applying to college, and there are also many fun activities that are planned so that we can also take a break from our research. All in all, this program is a phenomenal one, and I would recommend it to anyone.
— Xzavier Herbert