Higher Education Notes: 28 Nebraska college students part of biomedical research program

Everything about this program sounds cool except its name: Institutional Development Award Program (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence.

Fortunately, everyone just calls it the INBRE program. The summer research program in Nebraska kicked off in late May at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the NU Medical Center.

Twenty-eight undergrads from across Nebraska representing nine colleges are participating. The INBRE scholars receive a two-year scholarship and spend 10 weeks each summer gaining exposure to serious biomedical research.

This year there are 18 girls and 10 boys in the program.

Doane University will host a symposium on climate change

Doane University in Crete will host a symposium Sept. 14-15 on how to be resilient in the face of climate change.

Doane’s Institute for Human and Planetary Health will organize the event.

Speakers include writer Wallace J. Nichols; Michael Bomford, faculty member at Canada’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University; and HP Singh, a local expert on the economics and potential of electric vehicles.

The symposium will seek participation from faculty members and students in the region. To learn more, go to doane.edu, scroll down and select Institute for Human and Planetary Health.

Metro Community College will host sustainability event

Metro Community College at Do Space will host an installment of the Hubbard Sustainability Series from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 12.

The event will be on the second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge Streets. The topic will be climate change and will include three speakers.

They are Jesse Bell, professor at UNMC and climate science adviser to the White House; Martha Shulski, director of the Nebraska State Climate Office; and W. Cecil Steward, founder of the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities.

It’s free and open to the public. Registration is optional. Go to mccneb.edu/ce if you want to register. Light refreshments will be served.

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