Little Fire Ant Invasion

This is an installment of our “Science of Food Sustainability” series in partnership with the University of Florida’s Field and Fork  program. In this photo essay, meet Dr. Andrea Lucky, Assistant Research Scientist of Insect Systematics, and learn about her work to eradicate a tiny invasive fire ant at the Field and Fork garden. View the photo ...

Food Security Pioneer: Anna Prizzia

This is the first installment of our "Science of Food Sustainability" series in partnership with the University of Florida's Field and Fork  program. In this photo essay, meet Anna Prizzia, Director of Field and Fork, and learn about her path to pioneering a campus and community wide sustainable food system. View the photo essay on ...

Social Media and Science Literacy

Calling all social media lovers! In this episode of Streaming Science Lisa Lightner, Business Associate for the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative (QLSI) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), shares her insights on how to effectively use social media to increase science literacy. Lisa specifically shares her enthusiasm for Twitter, and her advice for future journalists ...

Youth STEM Engagement: Nebraska FIRST Lego League

Youth Development Specialist Bradley Barker explains Nebraska Extension's FIRST LEGO League Competition with the help of student participants. The competition demonstrates how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used in the project and how students are more inclined to pursue these fields in their future careers. Video produced by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural and ...

The Study of White Mold – Dr. Sydney Everhart

Dr. Sydney Everhart is an assistant professor in the department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In this video, she explains the importance of her research of a plant disease called Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, commonly known as white mold. Dr. Everhart delves into how it affects crops in Nebraska and why we ...

Cover Crops: The Research and Beyond

Katja Koehler-Cole, originally from Germany, is now a Post-Doctoral Research Associate within the Agronomy department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She uses her talents and skills to conduct the research of cover crops within Nebraska. Watch to find out more about the science of cover crops and where they will be used in the future! ...

Corn Resistant Starches: Dr. Ramer-Tait

Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait, Assistant Professor in the UNL Food & Science Technology department, dives into a deep explanation of her research of the effects of corn resistant starches on the human gut. Through these studies she hopes to be able to recommend corn products to consumers thus creating a market. This would create incentive for ...