East Campus hosts traveling technology unit

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 8, 2009

UNL faculty, staff and students will get a glimpse at some of the newest technology in plant breeding and biotech processes when the Monsanto Mobile Technology Unit visits East Campus Jan. 13-14.

The mobile unit – with 1,000 square feet of exhibit space in a semi truck than can run on biofuels – will be on the west side of Mussehl Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

The Mobile Technology Unit features an introductory video with NFL quarterback and farm boy Kurt Warner, and a guided tour through exhibit areas. Exhibits include displays, videos and interactive elements about breeding, crop analytics, biotechnology and ethanol. Additional exhibits, including an on-site ethanol production demonstration unit, will be outside the unit. Monsanto representatives will be on site for one-on-one interaction.

Faculty interested in taking classes through the exhibit should contact Jill Brown at jbrown14@unl.edu to schedule a time. Faculty, staff and students are also welcome to go through the unit on their own time.

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