Research at Nebraska 2019-2020 Report

Tag: National Science Foundation



Promising Research Efforts Earn CAREER Awards

Nebraska researchers are seeking better ways to combat heart disease, improving nanomaterials’ stability and transforming excess plant material into useful products with Faculty Early Career Development Program awards from the National Science Foundation. In 2020, these Nebraska faculty earned these prestigious five-year awards that support outstanding pre-tenure faculty, totaling more than $1.8 million. Treating Cardiovascular […]

Eviction Reflects Deeper Financial Stress

Eviction gained national attention in 2016 with sociologist Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”. Husker economist Daniel Tannenbaum heard Desmond speak and was blown away by the problem’s magnitude – roughly 2.5 million evictions, or about four each minute, are filed annually in the U.S. He and colleagues […]

Protecting Ecosystems with Early Detection

In medicine, disease screening with tests like colonoscopies and mammograms helps detect problems before symptoms emerge – while there is still time to reverse course. Nebraska’s Dirac Twidwell, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, is bringing this proactive early-detection approach to agricultural resilience, which focuses on the ability of ecosystems to withstand sudden, destabilizing transitions. […]

Comics Help Kids Learn About Coronavirus

BIF! POW! BANG! The new coronavirus wreaking havoc on our fair planet is no match for a squad of Husker superheroes. Nebraska researchers joined forces with comic artist Bob Hall to create a series of comics that tells the gripping tale of the virus that causes COVID-19. The one-page comics are designed to both entertain […]

Growing, Diversifying STEM Workforce

They’re the next generation of mathematicians, computer scientists, software developers and technology entrepreneurs, eager to solve problems and improve society. Nebraska is giving talented low-income students across the state an opportunity to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The support, in turn, will help expand Nebraska’s STEM workforce. Nebraska partnered with Southeast Community […]