All posts by Streaming Science

The Science of Sustainability: Prairie Plate Restaurant

Jerry and Renee Cornett share the story of their restaurant and its notable philosophy. Focusing on the state’s agriculture and soil, Prairie Plate is leading the way in local farming sustainability. They are influencing Nebraska’s food culture, changing the way people view and taste their food. This video was produced by UNL student Elizabeth Austad ...

The Science and History of the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

Located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus, the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is home to a wide variety of tractors and equipment. Viewers of all ages and from around the world can come see the evolution of tractors and learn about the Nebraska Tractor Test Law. The Larsen Tractor Test and Power ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Caroline Burberry

This episode of Streaming Science features scientist and professor Dr. Caroline Burberry. Dr. Burberry studies the tectonic development and petroleum potential of fold belts and foreland basins worldwide and has recently worked on regions in the Rocky Mountains (USA), the Zagros Mountains (Iraq-Iran), and the Kalimantan Fold Belt (Indonesia). Dr. Burberry received her Ph.D. from ...

White Mold Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

In this video Nikita Gambhir, a graduate student from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Plant Pathology Department, describes her research with the fungus "White Mold", how she came to Nebraska, and SCimPLE - a graduate student group of Science Communication Impacting Policy, Learning, and Education. This video was produced by UNL Agricultural and Environmental ...

Agricultural Economics: Dr. Wes Peterson

In this episode of Streaming Science, AESC graduate Shelby Andersen interviews Dr. Wes Peterson about his work as an agricultural economist. Dr. Peterson became interested in economics after spending time in Africa with the Peace Corps. Dr. Peterson is a professor and researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. ...

The Science of Plant Breeding and Genetics: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Mary Happ is from Homer, Illinois and a doctoral Graduate Research Assistant in Plant Breeding and Genetics at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her research looks at specific genetic traits in soybeans and how they impact yields. Watch until the end to find out why Mary loves science and why you should pursue a career ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss

In this podcast, Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss explains the research she has been conducting for many years at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in the Department of Entomology. Dr. Heng-Moss takes us through her research on aphids and how they affect Nebraska. UNL student Chelsea Sidel is minoring in AESC.  She produced this podcast for ...

Extreme Fungi Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Jyothi Kumar, a graduate student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, has been studying extremophilic fungi. She takes us into her lab and gives an inside look into what she does. She also discusses her graduate student-led group, SCImPLE (Science Communication Impacting Policy, Learning, and Education). This video was produced by Agricultural and Environmental ...

The Economics of Water: Dr. Nick Brozovic

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student Andrea Wach interviews Dr. Nick Brozovic, director of Policy for the Water for Food Institute and professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brozovic explains his work in economics and water conservation. Find out the value of economics for the water cycle, the impact of humans on water, and ...

Studying What Goes on Below Ground: Good versus Bad Bacteria

In this Streaming Science video, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student Michael Meier explains his current research in plant pathology, which focuses on root and soil microbiomes. Meier explains the importance of his work and opportunities that UNL provides. He also discusses his passion for science and the importance of science communication. Meier is a member ...