Travel & Venue
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel is just south of the University of Nebraska campus and in the heart of the city, located near the State Capitol, Haymarket, Railyard District, and Pinnacle Bank Arena. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Lincoln Airport, plus around downtown Lincoln and the Haymarket area. In addition, there is complimentary wireless internet in the guestrooms, meeting rooms, lobby, and public areas of the hotel.
Single and double rooms are available in the FIE room block for $119 per night, plus tax. The group rate will be available for October 12 through October 17, 2021. Reservations must be made by September 24, 2021 to take advantage of the conference rate. Click here to book your group rate for IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 2021.
DIRECTIONS AND TRAVEL
- Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) – Lincoln is served by United and Delta Airlines; it’s a 10-minute drive to UNL’s campus and to downtown Lincoln. Delta Airlines serves Lincoln through Minneapolis and Atlanta. United Airlines serves Lincoln through Chicago and Denver (http://www.lincolnairport.com/).
- Omaha Municipal Airport (OMA) – Served by most U.S. airlines, it is an approximately 70-minute drive to downtown Lincoln (https://www.flyoma.com/). OmaLink is a shuttle service from the Omaha airport to Lincoln (http://www.omalink.com/).
Driving to Lincoln
Lincoln is situated off of Interstate 80, connecting New York City on the East Coast of the U.S. to San Francisco on the West Coast. It is a 7–8-hour drive from Chicago or Denver.
Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska – the state’s capital and a vibrant university town centered in the scenic Great Plains. We hope you take the opportunity before and after the conference to visit some of the natural and manufactured wonders this part of the country offers.
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The vibrant and safe city of Lincoln of nearly 300,000 people features many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a larger city. Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, with more parkland per capita than all but a handful of U.S. cities. It has been ranked among the 10 best cities for college students and a “best place to live” by livability.com. Leading industries include education, government, health care, banking and insurance, along with a growing technology sector. Major attractions include:
- Nebraska State Capitol – Completed in 1932, this majestic building is described as the nation’s first truly vernacular state capitol and features a 400-foot domed tower. (https://capitol.nebraska.gov/).
- Historic Haymarket District – Offers dining, shopping, entertainment and arts. (https://lincolnhaymarket.org/)
- University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium – At Morrill Hall, see the life-sized bronze Columbian mammoth, along with Elephant Hall, Bizarre Beasts exhibit and the planetarium. (https://museum.unl.edu/)
Sheldon Museum of Art – This landmark Philip Johnson-designed building houses the collections of the Sheldon Art Association (founded in 1888) and the University of Nebraska. Together, the collections include nearly 13,000 artworks in diverse media. (https://sheldonartmuseum.org/)
Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area has more than 900,000 people. The Omaha riverfront and downtown area have grown tremendously, with over $2 billion in new development and vibrant social, business and cultural opportunities. Major attractions include:
- The Old Market – Enjoy arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining (https://oldmarket.com/)
- Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – Named the 2nd best zoo in the country in the 2019 USA 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. (https://www.omahazoo.com/)
- Joslyn Art Museum – The museum features galleries, a 1,000–seat concert hall, fountain court, a café and shop. The original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. (https://www.joslyn.org/)
- Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum – Centered between Omaha and Lincoln off I-80, SAC Museum features over 300,000 square feet of space with an impressive array of aircraft, exhibits and programs. (https://sacmuseum.org/)
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The College of Engineering is honored to host the 2021 FIE conference. The college is committed to bringing bright and innovative undergraduate and graduate students from diverse populations to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The college offers 12 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate degree programs in the state’s two largest cities in Lincoln and Omaha.
The college is undertaking a $160 million investment in engineering facilities to develop world-class teaching and research facilities. The $75M Phase 1 project, including a major renovation and a new building, will support the research enterprise. A $20M naming gift from Kiewit Corporation and other generous private donations features the $85M Kiewit Hall, a state-of-the-art building to enhance engineering education.
At Nebraska, we develop Complete Engineers® who receive a strong technical foundation to innovate, create and develop solutions to address broader challenges and also focus on six core non-technical competencies identified by industry for professional and personal success.
Engineering research addresses problems that vex the world and impact the people, places and institutions of the state of Nebraska. We study complex problems, develop foundational advances, and generate practical solutions to problems, especially in areas of major interdisciplinary initiatives: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering and Health Care Environments, Energy Materials and Energy Systems, Engineering in Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources, National Defense and Security, Transportation and the Built Environment, and Discipline-based Education Research. (https://engineering.unl.edu/research/)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is part of the University of Nebraska system. UNL was chartered by the legislature in 1869 and serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public university for the state of Nebraska. The university is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on undergraduate and graduate education.
The university consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities, both public and private. Nebraska is also ranked highly for value, graduation rate and access. UNL is a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Total enrollment for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 was 25,108 (undergraduate, graduate, professional). In 2018, the university’s research expenditures totaled more than $308 million; the goal by 2025 is to approach $450 million in research expenditures.
Nebraska Innovation Campus, adjacent to the university, facilitates new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. (https://innovate.unl.edu/)
February 22, 2021
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
March 8, 2021
All Acceptance Communications
May 17, 2021
Preliminary Paper, Special Session and Panel Summary Papers, and Workshop Outlines, Submission Deadline
June 7, 2021
June 14, 2021
Notification of Paper Revision Requirements and Final SSPCW Acceptance Communication
June 28, 2021
Revised Paper Submission (major revisions)
July 12, 2021
Review Revisions Completed
July 19, 2021
Peer Review Final Acceptance Communication
July 26, 2021
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission & Copyright Deadline
September 20, 2021
Early Conference Registration Deadline
October 13-16, 2021