Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors

Recent accomplishments earned by members of the campus community include natural resources graduate student Vicki Simonsen and fisheries and wildlife major Jenna Schweiss.

Vicki Simonsen, natural resources graduate student, received the Rusch Memorial Game Bird Research Scholarship at the Wildlife Society annual national conference in October. The scholarship, created in 2000, is presented annually to one graduate student studying upland game bird or waterfowl biology and management. The award is based on academic achievement, field experience, appreciation of hunting and career interests.

Jenna Schweiss, senior fisheries and wildlife major, has earned a spot presenting her research on sustainable behavior at the inaugural RED talk, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at the Learning Commons, Love Library (Main), 13th & R Streets.

Schweiss will have eight minutes to present her research “Uncovering the Barriers to Sustainable Behavrior” and take questions. Schweiss has been studying what barriers are preventing University of Nebraska-Lincoln students from achieving sustainability in their everyday habits on campus.

“Through in-depth interviews with numerous students from diverse majors and backgrounds, followed by a triangulated qualitative analysis of the data, my team and I uncovered nine main barriers to sustainable behavior in students here at UNL,” she said. “The 'big question' that I will be addressing is: Now that we know what these behaviors are and where they stemmed from, how do we go about reversing our behaviors, altering our habits, and essentially moving towards a more sustainable campus?”

RED Talk’s presentation theme is “The BIG Questions” and is open to undergraduate students from all fields and disciplines. For more information, see the story in this edition of Inside SNR.

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