Work Mussehl Hall (MUSH) 211A
Lincoln NE 68588-0725
Work 402-472-2718 On campus, dial 2-2718
Dr. Saundra Wever Frerichs, Science Education Specialist with Nebraska 4-H Youth Development, has experience creating opportunities for out-of-school learning experiences for youth in social studies, science and engineering. This includes the development of educational programs, curriculum, learning kits, museum experiences and professional development for teachers and informal educators. Dr. Frerichs’ career has been tightly focused on informal science education and includes working with several youth development organizations and museums internationally. She has experience developing educational experiences, resources and programs as well as researching their impact and researching the interaction between informal and formal educational institutions.


  • Ph D, King's College London, 2008
  • MA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1999

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Why We need to Help Youth Develop a STEM Identity , SciComm 2016, November 2016
  • Using Technology to Create Moments that Click, Afterschool Today, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015
  • 4-H Robotics Training Guide - 2014 Revision, 4-H Robotics Training Guide

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Nebraska Center for Educational Science Outreach, Big Ideas Seed Grant, Planning Grant, , Internal interdisciplinary grant, November 2014
  • Click2SciencePD: Increasing the STEM Identity of Youth, S D Bechtel Jr Foundation, October 2013

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