Center for Plant Science Innovation welcomes 2012 Women in Science participants

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Center for Plant Science Innovation welcomed high school students participating in the 2012 Women in Science Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This valuable and rewarding conference, now in its 14th year, encourages high school women to pursue their interests in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The students are given multiple opportunities to meet professional women and current University of Nebraska-Lincoln science majors. Tours of the UNL campuses, including a behind-the-scenes look at researchers' laboratories in the George W. Beadle Center, are highlights of the conference.

Hands-on workshops, lab and campus tours, and panel discussions were held for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 14th annual Women in Science Conference, held Feb. 17-18 at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

The two-day event is designed to attract high school sophomores and juniors with a goal of encouraging young women to explore where they can take their interests in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

The conference is funded by Nebraska EPSCoR and sponsored by UNL's Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education.

Participants met with UNL science majors and professors and learned about UNL programs. Tour stops included the George W. Beadle Center, which was named for a 1927 graduate and Nobel Prize laureate whose research laid the foundations of modern corn genetics.

Sunday with a Scientist

Sept. 18, 2011: Plant Science: Feeding the World

A joint presentation by faculty from the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Plant scientists will include Ed Cahoon, Tom Clemente, Gilles Basset, and David Holding.

The Center for Plant Science Innovation is an interdisciplinary research and training program in the basic plant sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Outstanding research facilities and an interdisciplinary graduate program complement an excellent group of faculty with research strengths in several areas of plant biology research.