UNL’s 2014 ‘Big Ideas’ Seminar series kicks off on February 19 with a 1-day event showcasing science literacy. Breakout sessions beginning at 1:00 will highlight systems thinking around food, energy, and water systems, informal science education, early childhood education, the role of rural family-school partnerships. Dr. Rodger Bybee will give a presentation at 3:00 entitled “Building Science Literacy through Engagement in Community and Environmental Stewardship”. Seminar co-sponsors include IANR; UNL Extension; Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies; College of Education and Human Sciences; and Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. It will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with state partners and learn more about science literacy.
Here is a sampling of media coverage of the large cluster hire undertaken by UNL’s Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, including the personnel associated with the Science Literacy Initiative.
From NebraskaSCIENCE – New science education hires at UNL
From IANR News – New Science Literacy Initiative Faculty On Board at UNL
From the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute – UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources announces new positions
From the Omaha World Herald – UNL to add 36 ag-related professors by 2014
From IANR (video via YouTube) – IANR New Faculty Positions
It’s official, this fall I’ll be transitioning to a new position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as Associate Professor of Science Education in the School of Natural Resources (SNR) and Science Literacy Coordinator for the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). I’m super excited to join an amazing group of STEM scholars and begin the next stage of my professional career. Thanks to family, friends, and colleagues who have been so supportive in this process. We’re moving to Lincoln!