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Welcome to the Nebraska Academy of Sciences

The Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a professional society dedicated to providing services to its members and to all Nebraskans. The Academy is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association of Academies of Science. Located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in historic Morrill Hall, the Academy was established in 1880, and uses a set of seven objectives to guide its activities.
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2019 NAS Annual Meeting - April 12, 2019 at Nebraska Wesleyan University

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2019 Call for Papers 

2019 Section Chairs 

2019 General Registration Form (or register under Events tab the top of the page)

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2018 Maiben Lecturer

Thomas Clemente 

Tom received a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1985.  He earned an MS degree in Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University in 1993.  Following his doctorate program he did postdoctoral training at Monsanto Company from 1993 to 1996. Tom currently serves as the Director of the University of Nebraska’s Plant Transformation Core Research Facility, where he holds a joint appointment within the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture and the Center for Plant Science Innovation.

Tom has over 25 years of experience in plant transformation technologies. His program has established an agriculture biotechnology pipeline at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which enables researchers to evaluate transgenic events from the bench to the field with procedures emphasizing identity preservation and stewardship of the biologicals.  This infrastructure was instrumental during the development of the dicamba tolerance technology, currently marketed as Roundup Ready Xtend cropping system.  His program is currently actively engaged in a number of transdisciplinary, multi-institutional team-based projects, targeting feedstock development for sustainable aquaculture feeds, designing genetic approaches to protect yield from both biotic and abiotic stresses along with enhancing phenotypic outcomes of C4 grass feedstocks for the bioeconomy.

2019 NJAS State Science Competition
April 11, 2019
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Go to the NJAS page to find out more about the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences.  Information about regional science fairs is located there as well as a registration form for the regional winners who will be competing at the state level.

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The Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences is now available on line.  Authors are also able to submit articles for publication on line.  Please download the "Call for Papers" for more information on article submission.  Previous issues can be accessed through the University of Nebraska Digital Commons.

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