Category: Video

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 ...

The Carrot Project: Dr. Luke Busta

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Plant Science Innovation, Dr. Luke Busta, and his work with reintroducing the polyacetylene genome into modern carrot varieties. His goal is to use new knowledge of chemical biology to improve human life. This video was shot and produced by University of Nebraska–Lincoln(UNL) AESC student, Grace McDonald for her ALEC-241 final. Visit Dr. ...

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 ...

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 ...