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Husker alum uses art to tell veteran's story

Until Thursday, Jordan Lambrecht and Melissa Ewing had been strangers.

Now, Lambrecht is intimately familiar with Ewing’s life story, having spent two days working together at Nebraska Innovation Studio to artistically represent Ewing’s life and service in the United States military.

As Lambrecht sketched a rough draft, he explained how themes from Ewing’s story prompted his creative process.

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Veteran Melissa Ewing (left), Kendra Clapp Olguin, Has Heart communications director, and Husker alum Jordan Lambrecht work on the artwork representing Ewing's life story. Behind them, on screens at Nebraska Innovation Studio, is a photograph from Ewing's tour in Afghanistan.

Innovation Studio assists stadium window upgrade

Husker fans in Memorial Stadium's club suites will get to watch the Scott Frost era kickoff with a nearly unobstructed view through new windows developed by a Lincoln company, with an assist from Nebraska Innovation Studio.

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An installation crew from Glass Edge installs new window systems in the club suites of west Memorial Stadium. The windows were designed by Chad Bloomquist, who utilized resources available at Nebraska Innovation Studio to turn his idea into reality.

NIC to house Nebraska's first self-driving shuttle

Nebraska Innovation Campus is living up to its name.

The university’s epicenter of forward-thinking initiatives will temporarily house the state’s first self-driving shuttle, which was announced June 20 at Nebraska Innovation Studio.

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A self-driving shuttle, the first of its kind in Nebraska, will temporarily reside at Nebraska Innovation Campus and provide rides to the public in July.

South Korean company bases U.S. headquarters at Innovation Campus

Sunseo Omega 3, a South Korean agricultural company, has located its U.S. headquarters at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

“NIC is proud to welcome Sunseo Omega 3 to Nebraska,” said Dan Duncan, executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus. “This direct foreign investment in the state is great boost for statewide economic development.”

The company, which manufactures and distributes animal feed, chose to locate in Nebraska because Nebraska beef is the preferred choice in the Korean market.

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Sunseo Omega 3 Logo

Rochester Midland joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Lincoln, Neb. — Rochester Midland Corporation, a leader in specialty chemical manufacturing, has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

Launched by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and founding industry partners in 2015, the alliance works to improve sanitation approaches and practices with and for the food industry.

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The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation is based in the Food Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Biotech Connector open for business

The Biotech Connector, the state’s first wet-lab business incubator, is now open for business at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Companies already are using the newly completed 7,700-square-foot facility, according to Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director.

The Biotech Connector is a collaboration between NIC and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Bio Nebraska, Invest Nebraska and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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 Biotech Connector at Nebraska Innovation Campus is the state's first wet-lab. Wet labs are specialized laboratories that offer water, direct ventilation and specialized piped utilities. They are often used to test chemicals, drugs and biological matter.

Innovation Fellows excited for 'incredible' outreach opportunity

As long as he can remember, Dana Hoppe has been trying to find ways to meld his seemingly disparate passions – art and science.

As one of the first Innovation Fellows, Hoppe will design curricula for middle school students doing exactly that, combining science, engineering, math, technology and art.

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Chancellor Ronnie Green congratulates Caleb Kowalski on his selection as an inaugural Innovation Fellow Monday at Nebraska Innovation Studio.

Smith challenges ag industry to tell real story of food production

According to Donnie Smith, it's time for the agricultural industry to take back the story of food production.

Smith delivered the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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 Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, speaks about global food security during the Heuermann Lecture Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

University of Nebraska spinoff company receives major investment

A University of Nebraska faculty collaboration has received funding that will help it prepare a next-generation surgical robot for a round of human trials and consideration for commercial approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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UNMC's Dmitry Oleynikov operates a surgical robot as Shane Farritor (second from left), an engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, adjusts the robot's camera. The researchers' company, Virtual Incision Corp., has received new funding to support human trials and potential commercial approval for the robotic.

Nebraska Unwrapped: Innovation Studio provides 'makers' tools of their dreams

It has been another successful year for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re unwrapping the impact of the state’s flagship institution and taking a closer look at some highlights. Today, "Nebraska Unwrapped" is focusing on innovation. Other topics in the series include student experience, outreach and research.

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A bust of Nebraska architect Thomas Kimball takes shape in Nebraska Innovation Studio. The bust was being done by artist David Manzanares, who utilities the studio to create his sculptures. He also teaches workshops for fellow studio members.

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