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Duncan retirement reception scheduled for Jan. 18 is postponed due to weather

Today’s retirement reception for Daniel J. Duncan has been postponed due to the weather. We look forward to celebrating Dan’s 36 years of dedication to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with you at a later date and will notify you when the event date is set.

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Daniel J. Duncan's retirement reception scheduled for Jan. 18 is postponed due to weather.

Lincoln resident to turn battleship wood into electric guitars

When most of us see an abandoned factory or forgotten pile of wood, we see a ruin--something to discard completely.

But not Phil Whitmarsh. He sees history, and his task is to make you hear it.

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Phil Whitmarsh is turning wood from the USS Battleship Texas into electric guitars.

Innovation Studio has helped more than 220 veterans

Three afternoons a week, a group of veterans meets at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Studio as part of a therapeutic program that provides an outlet for their creativity, a space for camaraderie, and helps them develop a renewed sense of purpose.

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David Key and Richard Schaefer work on a lathe at Nebraska Innovation Studio.

NIC to offer public tours and partner showcase on November 9

November 2022 marks 10 years since Nebraska Innovation Campus’ groundbreaking. In that time, the campus has grown to include office space, a makerspace, a conference center, a local coffee shop, a hotel, lab space, pilot plant space and greenhouse space. The campus is celebrating 10 years of impactful partnerships, collaborations and developments by hosting public tours and a campus partners showcase on Nov. 9.

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Celebrating 10 years of innovation at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Synbiotic Health wins Governor’s Bioscience Award

On Oct. 21, Bio Nebraska announced that Synbiotic Health has been named the 2022 recipient of the Governor’s Bioscience Award, presented by Governor Pete Ricketts. This prestigious award, which recognizes individuals and companies making significant contributions to the Nebraska bioscience industry, was given during an award presentation ceremony at Bio Nebraska’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 20, 2022, in Omaha, Neb.

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Synbiotic Health team pictured with Governor Pete Ricketts.

Bay High, Innovation Studio explore partnership

The wheels of creativity were turning for nearly 60 juniors and seniors from Lincoln Public Schools as they toured Nebraska Innovation Studio on Oct. 20.

As Jerry Reif, assistant director of NIS, led small groups through the studio, some students were impressed with the laser cutters, others wanted to know more about metal working or screen printing, but all were in awe at the possibilities.

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Jerry Reif (center) speaks with Bay High students outside the woodshop in Nebraska Innovation Studio on Oct. 20.

Daniel Duncan receives AURP’s Career Achievement Award

Nebraska Innovation Campus executive director Daniel J. Duncan received AURP’s Career Achievement Award on September 20 during AURP’s International Conference, co-hosted by Greater Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, David Johnston Research + Technology Park and McMaster Innovation Park. 

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Daniel Duncan receives AURP’s Career Achievement Award.

Food Processing Center’s Co-packing Program helps smaller companies

A homemade ice cream company from Texas found their way to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Innovation Campus, through the Food Processing Center’s small-batch co-packing specialty and recently-acquired safe quality food certification.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center Dairy Plant

Heartland Robotics Cluster receives $25M grant from EDA

On September 2, President Biden announced the Heartland Robotics Cluster as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades. Funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and administered by the U.S.

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Heartland Robotics Cluster receives $25 million grant from the EDA.

$25M federal award to expand robotics development, entrepreneurship, outreach

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is taking a lead role in a $25 million federal award that will push the boundaries of robotics innovation and serve as an economic driver for the Cornhusker State.

The award is part of a $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge program announced Sept. 2 by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Huskers work on a drone swarm idea in a College of Engineering lab. The federal award will expand all levels of robotics instruction on campus.

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