Meet Our Students

Scholarships

$25,000 in Scholarships
34 Awards Given

States

15 states
6 countries

Student to Faculty Ration

1 to 3.5
Faculty to Student Ratio

Research and Internships

10 Undergraduate Research Projects
25 Internships

Recent Award

For Bethany Hollman, a study abroad trip this past summer to Botswana was an inspiration, but it turns out, it also earned her accolades at home.

For Bethany Hollman, a study abroad trip this past summer to Botswana was an inspiration, but it turns out, it also earned her accolades at home.

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Applied Climate Science

Bryan Petersen

Bryan Petersen

" I decided to enroll at UNL, because it was one of the only universities with this major. Since I grew up on a family farm in Nebraska, I wanted a major that integrated some agriculture classes into the degree, and I always have been interested in meteorology and climatology. So, applied climate science was the perfect fit, since the major description is how the climate impacts society as well as agricultural and natural resource systems."

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Environmental
Restoration Science

Adam Romans

Adam Romans

"I chose UNL to finish out my degree due to their Environmental Restoration degree program. To me it appeared that UNL has a great agricultural understanding and what better way to learn about how contaminants move and effect the earth than by a college who has a major focus and understanding of soil processes."

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Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell

"My favorite thing about UNL is undoubtedly the culture for hard work and innovation that surrounds the school. Specifically with East Campus, the people that I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with have been some of the most hard working and creative people that I have ever met, but at the same time that doesn’t stop them from having fun and making the most of all of the relationships that they have built."

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James

James Reece

"I took a few classes that emphasized the importance of the environment around us and brought to light many issues that I believe are important," James said. "So I decided I wanted a career that would allow me to use chemistry, biology and physics to help restore and maintain the health of the soil, water and air around us."

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Fisheries and Wildlife

Courtney Anderson

Courtney Anderson

"One of my favorite classes is NRES 101: Natural Resources Orientation. It’s a great intro class because you get to explore a lot of the career avenues of the Fisheries and Wildlife major, and professors help you build a professional resume, which is very helpful. My other favorite class is Environmental Education (NRES 434). This class is all about learning to teach others about nature, and that’s what I want to do with the rest of my life."

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Derek Kane

Derek Kane

"Both of my grandparents grew up in Nebraska, so naturally I was raised a Cornhusker. I grew in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Part way through high school, I knew that I wanted to go away from home for college, and from that moment on, my mind was set on UNL. It also helped that UNL does a great job at making school affordable to out of state students through scholarships, and other opportunities."

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Grassland Ecology &
Management

Chance Vorderstrasse

Chance Vorderstrasse

"My plans after graduation are to work in the hunting industry. I am currently involved in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and have started my own hunting video production company called Whitetail Instinct. My goal is to continue to grow this business into my full-time career."

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Autumn Dunn

Autumn Dunn

"I intend to go to Graduate School, and I'm hoping to work on restoration projects for wetlands, grasslands, forests, and insect ecosystems in the future."

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Water Science

Arden Cornwell

Arden Cornwell

" I decided to come to UNL because of the degree programs offered through SNR and the wide range of opportunities there were to study abroad. I was able to study in Australia in the spring of 2016 and Water Science has been a great program for me. Also, I’ve been able to live at home for free the past four years. "

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Aljulanda Alkhusaibie

Aljulanda Alkhusaibie

"Studying abroad was dream came true. When I finished high school, I got a scholarship to the United States, so I started searching for a school. University of Nebraska-Lincoln caught my attention because it has a high rating and my major was available there. Safety was one of my top considerations, and I found Lincoln is a safe place to be, so that makes me more comfortable. Thus, I choose Nebraska without any hesitation, and I am very glad I made that choice because it has been beyond my expectation."

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Internship Experiences

Pat Nepp

Pat Nepp

" For my summer internship, I worked with the small mammals and kid's kingdom team at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. I began as an intern but was fortunate enough to be offered a seasonal, paid position for the rest of the summer. As a part of the Small Mammals and Kid's Kingdom team, I worked with a wide variety of animals. From goats and llamas to more exotic animals like wallabies, golden-headed lion tamarin, and red pandas. I also had the opportunity to interact with other animals like black rhinos, giraffes, and sea lions. It was a fantastic opportunity and a summer I will never forget. "

Grace Noecker

Grace Noecker

" My internship for the summer of 2013 was at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. My goals for the internship included training an animal, which I definitely got to do! I worked closely with lots of animals, and helped train a chicken, goats, and even worked with the North American River Otters! I enjoyed being given the freedom to work with the animals. That was so awesome, to know that the keepers trusted us and let us work with animals they know really well – they didn't make us feel like we were incapable or not responsible enough, and I greatly appreciated that. I also loved that this area was so hands on, and so varied in the number and type of animals I got to work with! Some were less touchable, like the owls and the African painted dogs, but others were handled on a regular basis, and I learned a LOT from that."

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Scott Rupe

Scott Rupe

"Hi, my name is Scott Rupe. During the summer of 2014, I became employed by the U.S. Forest Service as a Wildland Fire Technician. Not only was I being hired to help suppress wildfires in northern Utah, I was also there to educate the youth on the subject of fire. During the course of the summer, I gained a great understanding of fire management through classes, hands on experience, and being engulfed in the fire environment. Overall, this career experience was very worthwhile and something I may continue to do even after I'm done with college. It really helped me find some of my interests and where I would like to end up in the future. I believe that every student should have an experience at least similar to mine. "

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Peyton Burt

Peyton Burt

"Hi, I am Peyton Burt and I am a senior Fisheries and Wildlife major with an option in Wildlife Ecology and Management. This past summer I worked with an endangered shorebird species called a Piping Plover at Lake McConaughy. For the first part of my internship I would locate nests on the public beach and observe adult Plovers nesting. This is not an easy task since the nests are made in the sand and the eggs are a similar color. Once the nests were located I used a GPS to mark the coordinates for future observation. We wanted to know their reaction to people and stimuli and how that affected their nesting behavior. "

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CASNR Dean's List

Each semester, students who have attained high academic achievements may qualify to be on the Dean's List. Each student on this list has earned a semester GPA of at least a 3.70 in a minimum of 12 graded hours.

  • Spring 2017: 47 Students
  • Fall 2016: 49 Students
  • Spring 2016: 45 Students
  • Fall 2015: 37 Students