Posts Tagged ‘ NSF ’

Career honor supports study of food web

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

The complexity of a food web β€” relationships among species and what they eat β€” is a key indicator of ecosystem health. Climate change may tip this delicate balance. Chad Brassil, an assistant professor of biological sciences, is using mathematical models to study how duckweed populations respond to temperature fluctuations. His research may help scientists […]

$4M bolsters math, science education

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

The National Science Foundation has awarded UNL two grants totaling more than $4 million to support improved mathematics and science education in Nebraska schools that need it most. The grants are through NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, which aims to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics […]

$2M grant to enhance laser research

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

UNL has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The $1,825,345 grant will enable UNL to renovate the sub-basement and basement of Behlen Laboratory. The project will convert outdated physics labs and offices into a state-of-the-art, high-power laser collaborative laboratory, […]

Sensor research aims to assist irrigation decisions

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Aug. 26, Employee News

As the sky clears from a downpour, you can bet on farmers doing two things β€” checking the rain gauge and calculating how long they can hold off irrigating again. Mehmet Can Vuran, a UNL computer engineer, wants to give agricultural producers more information to make that decision. He’s developing wireless underground sensor networks that […]

$3.1M IGERT award is a first for UNL

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 19, 2009

NSF grant to fund innovative, water-focused graduate education program UNL is launching an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate education program to prepare future scientists, policymakers and natural resource managers to address increasingly complex global water issues. The program is funded by a $3.1 million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year grant from NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education and […]