The Department of Mathematics at UNL is a national leader in mentoring. The department recently won the 2009 Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department from the American Mathematical Society. In the AMS Notices article about the award, it was noted that
"An unusual synergy has taken root in the Nebraska department: the smaller, quieter day-to-day activities that nurture students and faculty provide a foundation out of which larger, more ambitious activities grow naturally, and these larger programs, in turn, provide a way to leverage the department’s enthusiasm and shared sense of purpose to increase the impact it has locally and nationally. The department has achieved this synergy by a careful integration of its three main missions: research, teaching, and educational outreach."