The Cahoon lab participates in scientific education in several ways:

Root chemistry and teacher workshop

Public Education

Around five times a year, members of the Cahoon lab organize and participate in public scientific education events. Members of the local community, or Nebraska school students often come to the lab to conduct basic experiments and learn about the research conducted by the lab. These events include "Women in Science", "Fascination of Plants Day", "Sunday with a Scientist" (at the UNL Natural History Museum), and opportunities for high school teachers to come to the lab for a multi-day workshop.

University Teaching

BIOC/AGRO 434/834 Plant Biochemistry (Theme: Metabolic Engineering)

  • Enhance knowledge of plant metabolism
  • Understand metabolic specialization that is unique to plants and its biological significance
  • Understand the interconnections of plant metabolic pathways
  • Apply understanding of plant metabolism to development of strategies for crop improvement
  • Apply and extend classroom discussions to solving problem sets that reinforce important principles of plant biochemistry
  • Enhance knowledge of plant biochemistry through reading and discussion of primary scientific literature
BIOC434 Textbook