Research & Innovation
“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
Zora Neale Hurston
Center for Brain, Biology, Behavior
The CB3 is a highly interdisciplinary center that brings together distinguished Nebraska faculty in the social, biological and behavioral sciences and engineering. This center’s state-of-the-art facilities and highly multidisciplinary environment enables diverse studies to expand understanding of brain function and its effects on human behavior.
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
This center advances interdisciplinary, collaborative research, and offers forums, workshops and research fellowships for faculty and students in the area of digital scholarship. This is a life-changing experience for students and faculty alike, leading to new ways of thinking about the humanities.
High-Energy Physics Group
Nebraska physicists, along with thousands of scientists around the globe, collaborated in the search for the Higgs boson particle. The university’s researchers played a part in the development of the CMS particle detector at CERN, and have provided data analysis for CMS experiments at its Tier-2 computing center, one of only seven in the nation.
Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Plasma Physics Group
The AMOP scientists study the fundamental parts of matter and electromagnetic radiation — the primary testing ground for quantum mechanics. They aim to control and image these processes in real time, using tools such as the lasers in the Extreme Light Laboratory and the Extreme Light Core Facility.
The Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab is an exciting place where the latest research and technology in software and systems engineering, robotics and sensor networks converges to develop more capable and dependable unmanned aerial vehicles.
Cedar Point Biological Station
This field research facility and experiential classroom in western Nebraska is the focus of an excellent research and learning environment with a diverse summer community of students and researchers.
A multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students and educators from five nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States), this Antarctic Geological Drilling program aims to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region.
Center for Virology
The Center for Virology combines the expertise of Nebraska’s leading biomedical research institutions, including Biological Sciences and Chemistry faculty, to focus on important viral diseases of humans, including HIV-1, Kaposi’s Sarcoma and herpes, as well as viruses within plants and animals.
Nebraska Summer Research Program
The Nebraska Summer Research Program is committed to quality mentoring and research projects. We limit our summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors. Since each program has several Summer Research Program scholars, you'll share your educational experience with peers and colleagues.
Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.
Rowlee Lecture Series
The Howard Rowlee Lecture is an annual event that brings internationally-acclaimed scholars in the mathematical sciences to Nebraska to promote public understanding of mathematical research and stimulate the environment for mathematics research.
Bureau of Sociological Research
The Bureau of Sociological Research, BOSR, is a one-stop survey research shop that collects data to help answer important questions facing society. The BOSR supports a number of projects that use telephone interviewing, in-person interviews, focus groups, web-based surveys, scannable questionnaire forms and grant accounting.
Nebraska Center for Materials & Nanoscience
The NCMN is a nationally recognized center of excellence in materials research science and engineering, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. The overall goal of NCMN is to provide for the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska a nationally-recognized center of excellence in materials research science and engineering, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.