Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation

When it comes to research and innovation, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Sciences consistently achieve a level of excellence unparalleled by most. Our groundbreaking, globally renowned undergraduate research has continually led to industry-evolving innovations.

At the heart of the Environmental Studies undergraduate program are student-developed research projects that focus on areas such as energy, food, water, social dynamics, and climate.

We prepare students to contribute solutions for current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges.

Our program has at its foundation the systemic principle of sustainability for the development of solutions to environmental and natural resource issues.

View research done by Environmental Studies students through the Senior Thesis Project.

Featured Alumna

Kate Lagerstrom

Kate Lagerstrom, Class of 2017

While at UNL, Kate's undergraduate research centered on studying Arabidopsis calmodulin in plant immunity against Pseudomonas syringae. Post-graduation from Environmental Studies Program, Kate's life revolves around graduate school at Stanford University, where she is a part of the PhD program in Biosciences. Her "home program" is Biology, and within that, she is in the CMOB (Cellular, Molecular, and Organismic Biology) track. They are given a year to find a lab to join, so she's currently rotating in a lab focusing on environmental microbiology research. More specifically, she will be a small part of a project on nectar microbes and their impact on the plant-pollinator relationship.