Special Events



Sunday with a Scientist
Researchers from the UNL Center for Plant Science Innovation participated in the Nebraska State Museum's Sunday with a Scientist program, exploring plant science. The program, "Feeding the World in the 21st Century," provided hands-on activities to help explain the important role of plant science in addressing the world?s food demands.

2011 Plant Science Symposium
The 2011 Plant Science Symposium was held October 14 at the Sheldon Museum of Art on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Attendees enjoyed a day filled with renowned plant experts and discussion on plant signaling in response to abiotic & biotic stress.

Students Get Hands-On Experience in Plant Science
The Center for Plant Science Innovation welcomed science students from Lincoln East High School. During the visit, students participated in lab activities focused on biochemistry, plant breeding and genetics, and plant biology. Activities included extracting and purifying plant lipids, extracting DNA from soybean leaves, and learning about gel electrophoresis. Laboratories participating in this event include: Clemente Lab, Cahoon Lab, Stone Lab, Alfano Lab, and Harris Lab.

2012 ASPB Midwestern Meeting 
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Midwest Section meeting March 24-25, 2012. Founded in 1924, the American Society of Plant Biologists promotes the growth and development of plant biology, encourages and publishes research in plant biology, and promotes the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Membership spans six continents, and members work in such diverse areas as academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments. The Society also has a large student membership. ASPB plays a key role in uniting the international plant science disciplines.