In a former life, the site of Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest building was a copse of trees and vendor stalls near the eastern edge of the midway of State Fair Park.
A century later, the Rise Building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet of bright and modern potential campus officials hope attract rising businesses to the up-and-coming research park.
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.
The Nebraska Recycling Council held its 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops on Tuesday, October 2at the Country Club of Lincoln. Seven awards were presented to Nebraska communities, businesses and individuals that have excelled at resource recovery and recycling.
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.
The high-tech set of video laryngoscopes used by Lincoln Fire and Rescue to navigate a patient's vocal cords and other obstructions during intubation came with a set of low-tech carrying cases.
Although better than the denier fabric cases of the manual scopes, which are hospitable to bacteria, the new cases included holders built from paper pulp prone to disintegration after the instruments were disinfected.
There is an additional way to pay for metered street parking at NIC. Two pay stations (one located on 21st Street and one located on Transformation Drive) allow visitors to pay for metered parking using a credit card or coins at a physical pay station.
How does it work? Visitors park their vehicle and then go to a pay station. At the pay station, they enter their license plate number and purchase parking. The pay station uses license plate information to identify vehicles and know that a visitor has paid.
From horses to trains to cars and airplanes to automated driverless vehicles, Lincoln residents continue to be pioneers, always looking for better ways to travel, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler said as he stood in front of a 15-passenger driverless shuttle that will be tested in the city this summer.
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.