University of Nebraska Medical Center


The Eppley Institute is active in the community through programs for middle and high school students, undergraduates and teachers.

YES! Youth Enjoy Science

The purpose of the YES! program is to encourage partnerships between biomedical scientists, science educators, and community leaders for cancer education and prevention. The YES! program also aims to increase the number of Native American cancer research and health care professionals.

Logo for YES! program with text "YES! Youth Enjoy Science. Funded by the National Cancer Institute"

Middle & High School Programs

YES! Youth Enjoy Science Club & Summer Camp

YES! Science Clubs and summer camps are available to some middle school students. These programs are focused on learning cancer biology, prevention, treatment and research based in indigenous pedagogy. Activities include art-based projects, guest speakers and hands-on learning experiences.

Day-Long Science Programs

The YES! Program has day-long science programs for partner schools that give high school students hands-on experiences designing cancer research experiments and learning about cancer causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, as well as opportunities to learn about a variety of career options within cancer research and treatment.

SHPEP-YES! WISH Summer Program

UNMC has spots for up to 12 high school students who are currently enrolled in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade to join college students in a free weeklong summer enrichment program for individuals interested in health science professions.

High School and Undergraduate Internships

High school students older than 16 and undergraduate students with Native American ancestry can participate in community-based cancer research projects and/or laboratories at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Interns and mentors stand for a photo in a laboratory