NebraskaSCIENCE Newsletter - December 2013

The Department of Chemistry celebrated the remodeling of Hamilton Hall's second floor chemistry laboratories and new resource center with a ribbon cutting. From left: Mark Griep, Dr. Jim Takacs, Peg Bergmeyer, Darrel Kinnan, Jim Carr, Jason Kautz, Alecia
The Department of Chemistry celebrated the remodeling of Hamilton Hall's second floor chemistry laboratories and new resource center with a ribbon cutting. From left: Mark Griep, Dr. Jim Takacs, Peg Bergmeyer, Darrel Kinnan, Jim Carr, Jason Kautz, Alecia

Chemistry education spaces get $6M facelift

The ribbon was cut Nov. 21 on a three-year, $6 million renovation of the chemistry labs and Resource Center on the second floor of UNL's Hamilton Hall. Continue reading…

Heng-Moss earns national teaching honor

Tiffany Heng-Moss (right) talks honey bees during an Entomology 115 class event on Sept. 26. Photo credit: Craig Chandler, University CommunicationsUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor Tiffany Heng-Moss has received the 2013 National Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences. The award was one of two presented at the 126th annual APLU meeting, Nov. 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading…

Nature's Fury Lego Challenge

Fifteen teams of youths from Lincoln and nearby towns showcased their robotic work during the Time Warner Cable First Lego League "Nature's Fury" challenge on Nov. 23 in the East Union to more than 200 spectators. Continue reading…

Engineers Without Borders student chapter earns honor

Students attending the Midwest Regional Conference were, from left: Austin Costello, Jared Beyersdorf, Eric Berglund, Keith Ozanne, Liz Schmidt, Allison Speicher, Paul Smith, Brett Sallach, Amanda Dunekacke, Phil Blankenau, Adam Gilbert and Ben Pavlik.Nebraska's Engineers Without Borders student chapter was named a Premier Chapter at EWB-USA's Midwest Regional Conference in Lawrence, Kan., in November. The student group installs solar panels and biosand water filters at schools in Kianjavato, Madagascar, near a Henry Doorly Zoo field station. Continue reading…

Originally published December 11, 2013 - Submit an Item