MERC evaluates broader impacts of first-of-its-kind back pain study

The Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility (MERC)  is proud to evaluate the broader impacts and STEM outreach components of Dr.

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SBSRC Faculty Advisory Board member Leen-Kiat Soh receives new grant support from the National Science Foundation to research optimization of task and resource management

Whether optimizing the fight against wildfires or minimizing the wait for a Lyft, the research of Leen-Kiat Soh could transform the management of tasks and resources across various fields.

With new grant support from the National Science Foundation, Soh is working to automate the sequencing of actions that can maximize rewards in scenarios involving multiple tasks and actors — particularly when those actors have limited or no communication.

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Worlds of Connections links STEM curiosity with diversity in health careers

Worlds of Connections will develop and implement science activities in after-school clubs to increase community understanding of network science in health research. The outreach program seeks to generate ongoing interest in science, math, engineering, and technology careers among underserved youth and ultimately create more diversity in health careers.

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SBSRC's Research Core Facility Participates on Dr. Saha's New CAREER Award

Assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Rajib Saha, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award that provides $747,855 over the next five years.  Dr. Saha is leading a research team investigating ways to use waste material generated from Nebraska's corn harvests.  SBSRC's Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility is happy to support Dr. Saha and team with evaluation services.

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MERC partners on NSF award to develop resistant sorghum varieties and more

The Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility (MERC)  is proud to partner with entomologist Joe Louis on his five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation. Louis is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. With this information, breeders and molecular biologists will be able to develop sorghum varieties with naturally resistant traits.

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May 6-10, 2019: SBSRC Interdisciplinary Workshop Series

Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier, Room 152

 The Interdisiciplinary Workshop Series provides opportunities to focus on your research design and analysis skills in three unique workshops.  Registration is limited and prepayment is required for each workshop in the series. 

Monday, May 6th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Whittier Research Center

Social and Behavioral Sciences Voucher Seed Grant Program

The SBSRC initiated a novel voucher seed grant program to facilitate new connections between NU faculty and research support services leading to published research and grant submissions.

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Connecting with Social Sciences

Connecting with social and behavioral science expertise at UNL

The  Research Fair 2016 is proud to present Connecting with social and behavioral science expertise at UNL. 

Have you ever had a great idea, but were mission one or more pieces of expertise? Finding that social and behavioral expertise can be quite a process, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium has created a framework to help UNL Researchers navigate these vast resources. 

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Winnebago Workshop

Native Families for Native Children (NF4NC) administered through the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is designed to expand upon successful child welfare efforts of States and Tribes in building cooperation and collaboration among child welfare partners toward recruitment and retention of Native resource families that supports the traditions, culture and needs of Native American communities.

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Changes in NIH criteria will be examined and discussed.

Brown Bag Discussion on NIH Expectations Regarding Scientific Rigor and Transparency

On Thursday, January 12 from 11:30 - 1:00, in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Room the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, partnering with the Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting a brown bag lunch/discussion about the NIH's changes in its application instructions and to review criteria to emphasize reproduciblity of research findings through scientific rigor and transparency. The new requirements focus on four areas: scientific premis, scientific rigor (design), biological variables, and authentication. 

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