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Grace Bullington, senior fisheries and wildlife major, was selected to represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the School of Natural Resources at the Women Wildlife Filmmakers Workshop at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama this spring. See the finished video she co-created with Kori Price.Learn more
" 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."
"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."
"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."
"I am a member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Through my membership I conducted multiple water chemistry tests with the Nebraska Watershed Network checking for turbidity, nitrate, sulfate and atrazine levels in various bodies of water in Nebraska. I am also a member of the Nebraska Woman’s Leadership Network, empowering woman to be leaders beyond their community and into the world. Additional clubs I’m actively involved in through the university include; Go Green UNL, Horticulture club, Environmental Leaders Program, Sustain UNL, and the Soil and Water Resources Club."
"I want to use this experience to better my skills of telling stories about the natural world because, as I leave college, it is important to me that I will be able to explain my research through photography, film, and stories that the general public will understand and appreciate." – Attending the Women Wildlife Filmmakers Workshop at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama
Emily Hruza, one of SNR's Cabela's apprentices, studied Chacma baboons and their interaction with African elephants at watering holes for her research project.
Mike True's goal as a Cabela's Apprentice was to estimate the number of foxes within and immediately outside of Lincoln. Understanding where and how many of them there are can provide valuable information about potential diseases that could affect human or domestic animal health
"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."
"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."
" 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. "
"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."
"For the past two semesters, I have had the opportunity to work as a sustainability intern for the Lincoln Public Schools district. I work alongside one other intern as well as the sustainability coordinator for the district. With this internship, I have had the chance to work on a wide array of different projects. One of the first projects I had when coming on board was teaching kindergarteners about reducing, reusing, and recycling. This was part of their science curriculum and was one of my favorite tasks. "
" 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. "
" 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."
"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. "
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.
- Fall 2017: 56 Students
- Spring 2017: 47 Students
- Fall 2016: 49 Students
- Spring 2016: 45 Students
- Fall 2015: 37 Students