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Hour of Code teaches kids lifelong skills

Learning to speak the language of computers was the focus at Saturday's One Hour of Code, held at Innovation Campus. Coding and computer science knowledge are skills that many parents and teachers think are lifelong and it is best to start learning young.

"This is the life that they live," said Kathie Schoonveld, a parent. "They're going to have this forever."

Saturday's One Hour Code Event could be looked at as a way to spend a Saturday morning, or it could be seen as a way to develop a lifelong skill.

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Hour of Code took place at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center on Saturday, December 7.

The Combine Receives SBA Award

In September 2019, Invest Nebraska announced its new incubator program, called the Combine.  This program is a statewide initiative to support high growth companies in food and agriculture.  The program provides support to help companies commercialize nascent technologies that are being developed in the state – including those at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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In September 2019, Invest Nebraska announced its new incubator program, called the Combine.  This program is a statewide initiative to support high growth companies in food and agriculture.

Innovation Studio matches makers with project requests

It started as a trickle, but as Nebraska Innovation Studio’s reputation grew, David Martin found himself fielding more and more requests.

“I was getting consistent calls asking if we could make something,” said Martin, director of Innovation Studio. “The word got out that we have incredibly talented makers that can do a lot of different things.

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Carly Brotherson pulls sock blocks from the laser cutter at Nebraska Innovation Studio Nov. 25. Brotherson made the sock blocks for a yarn store, which requested the project through the new 'Request a Maker' button, which matches makers to projects.

Engel receives Association of University Research Parks award

Kate Engel, director of communication and culture for Nebraska Innovation Campus, was honored with the Rising Star Award from the Association of University Research Parks on November 6.

The award, among several of the association’s Awards of Excellence, recognizes an individual under the age of 40 that exhibits significant contributions to the development and success of communities of innovation.

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Kate Engel, director of communication and culture for Nebraska Innovation Campus, was honored with the Rising Star Award from the Association of University Research Parks on November 6.

Faculty-led startup takes aim at improving gut health

Nebraska faculty have founded a university spin-off company, Synbiotic Health, to develop a combination of beneficial gut bacteria and the fuel that feeds them.

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Bob Hutkins, Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science and Technology, is a member of the recently formed university spin-off company Synbiotic Health.

Possible solution for nitrate pollution moving from lab to field in Nebraska

A possible solution for one form of water pollution is moving out of the lab and into the field in Nebraska, in a development that could revive some unused wells and save some towns a lot of money.

In a nondescript, off-white room on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus, Paul Black shows off what look like a series of water-filled glass hamster tubes in brilliant red, fuchsia, and green hues.

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Paul Black in the laboratory at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Photo by Fred Knapp, NET News)

UNL, private sector talent connect at Innovation Campus

Shane Farritor first built things as a child in his family’s hardware store in Ravenna, Nebraska. His inclination toward tinkering is just as strong today — and he knows he’s not alone in his home state.

“Nebraska is full of makers,” Farritor says. “It’s one of the things I respect most about the state.”

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UNL professor Shane Farritor operates a Virtual Incision surgical robot in the group’s Nebraska Innovation Center office and lab.

New incubator for ag, food startups opening at Innovation Campus

A new space at Nebraska Innovation Campus is dedicated to helping agriculture- and food-related startup companies.

Invest Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development have teamed up to create the Combine Incubator, a 2,000-square-foot space in the Rise Building.

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The Combine Incubator is housed in the Rise Building at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Helping Nebraskans cook up innovation, the Food Processing Center turns recipes into reality, and finds new ways to use the crops Nebraska grows so well.

The former state fair park is now the Nebraska Innovation Campus, which includes the Food Processing Center, and test kitchen.

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Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Innovation Campus’ ‘Pop-Up Bookshop’ will offer affordable books, community

The start of a new semester brings many constants that seasoned college students have grown used to: the promise of a successful football season, lots of coffee and, unfortunately, the purchase of bland textbooks .

But during the first week of classes, the University of Nebraska Press and the Nebraska Innovation Campus are partnering for an event where students can purchase some more leisurely books: the Pop-Up Bookshop. 

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University of Nebraska Press Pop-Up Bookshop

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