2021 Impact

Faculty at public universities in Senegal has a zoom session where they learned about evidence-based STEM education strategies through the UPI Senegal program taught by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Cross-campus partnership supports STEM education in Senegal

For the last ten months, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hosted several Senegalese faculty for a virtual training program on best practices for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the University Partnerships Initiative Senegal program. 

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Ilya Kravchenko, Dan Claes, Frank Golf and Ken Bloom pose for the camera. They are members of Nebraska’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Husker team takes leading role at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a five-year, $51 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will advance cutting-edge work in subatomic physics at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest, most powerful particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland.

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A headshot of Surin Kim.
Entrepreneurship professor building bridges between cultures

Surin Kim is an assistant professor and extension specialist in entrepreneurship with the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. Her work is focused on developing, disseminating and evaluating programs focused on entrepreneurship development for youth, women, immigrants and underserved groups. She also teaches experiential learning courses on product development, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Headshot of Joseph Weber.
Nebraska journalism professor investigates the lure of extremism

About five years ago, Nebraska journalism professor Joseph Weber became intrigued by news accounts of young Somali Americans in Minnesota accused in a plot to join ISIS.

“I have had a longstanding interest in the idea that people join cults – Why do they join them? What appeals to them that they would completely submerge their identities into a group?” asked Weber.

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Two fellows from the 2019 Nebraska Institute of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders stand in the Nebraska State Capitol.
Nebraska partners with U.S. Embassy in Rwanda

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has established long-term relationships with several Rwandan universities and the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda. Now, as an inaugural awardee of a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs University Partnerships Initiative, Nebraska will expand those relationships with a new program designed to build Rwandan capacity in international partnership management.

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