Research at Nebraska 2021-2022 Report

Tag: National Science Foundation



Seven Earn NSF Early Career Awards

Nebraska researchers are answering longstanding questions about turbulence, unlocking the potential of RNA, analyzing Title IX implementation, developing a nanosized disease detector and more with Faculty Early Career Development Program awards from the National Science Foundation. In 2022, seven Nebraska faculty received the prestigious five-year grants supporting outstanding pre-tenure faculty, totaling nearly $4.3 million. Better […]

Imaging Tool Rapidly Assesses Seed Quality

Improving agriculture in a world that’s heating up and drying out isn’t solely about increasing yields. Nutritional quality is also crucial. While measuring yield is as easy as weighing grain, what’s inside seeds is harder to discern. To help improve the nutritional value of crops undergoing heat stress, Nebraska agronomist Harkamal Walia teamed with computer […]

Looking Back for Future Climate Clues

The world is entering uncharted territory with climate change. Scientists and policymakers are scrambling to pinpoint what’s happening, where we’re headed and how to respond. Nebraska paleontologist Ross Secord is among them. With a nearly $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, he’s pursuing a first-of-its-kind study that explores how climate change affected the environment, […]

Easing the Transition to Four-year College

Transferring from a community college to a four-year college is often challenging. Students face bigger classes, farther-removed instructors and a larger, more affluent student body. Nebraska leads a 22-institution research collaboration aimed at smoothing this transition by strengthening partnerships between two- and four-year colleges. The team’s research aims to fill a critical gap in the […]

Exploring Ag, Climate Resilience Through Collaboration

A collaborative international “network of networks” aims to explore agricultural and climate resilience and food and water security as never before. Nebraska ecologists Craig Allen and Tala Awada head a team that received a four-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Network for Integrated Agricultural Resilience Research. The network will generate […]

Advancing International Subatomic Physics Research

Since CERN’s Large Hadron Collider began smashing subatomic particles in 2008, scientists with the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration have made remarkable discoveries about the very nature of matter and our universe. More than 1,000 papers outlining these discoveries, including the landmark finding of the Higgs boson particle in 2012, are the most visible accomplishments from […]