All posts by Streaming Science

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 ...

Big Data and Complex Biosystems: Bridget Tripp

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication Major, Leanne Gamet talks with UNL Ph.D. Student Bridget Tripp about her studies and work with big data in the Complex Biosystems program. Find out more about her work with Harvard Med and Dilarium.

Problems with off-target movement of products with the chemical dicamba

by: Julienne Irihose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Junior Integrated Science Major This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche’s course. "I've never seen anything even close to this," says Larry Steckel, a weed specialist at the University of Tennessee. "We have drift issues every year in a handful of fields, but I've ...