Husker researchers Barrett, Weaver named NSRI fellows

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Mon, 04/24/2023 - 14:06

Scott Barrett, psychology, and Eric Weaver, biological sciences, are among nine University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers who have been selected to amplify the national security missions of the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

The researchers are among a cohort of 21 fellows joining the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska. The institute is a University-affiliated research center designated by the Department of Defense and sponsored by U.S. Strategic Command.

More than 140 researchers from across the NU system serve as NSRI fellows, contributing their expertise, talent and foresight to form multidisciplinary teams that develop solutions for complex problems.

NSRI Fellows bring forward expertise and enthusiasm to contribute solutions to our primary DOD mission areas — strategic deterrence and countering weapons of mass destruction,” said Joshua Santarpia, NSRI fellows program director and science and technology adviser. “While NSRI serves as a trusted resource and guide, NSRI fellows build the capacity of the four campuses and our institute to deliver. They help ensure we can meet our commitment and our mission.”

Nominated by their peers, confirmed by campus research offices and appointed by NSRI leadership, the full 2023 cohort of fellows offers a broad range of expertise that can be applied to challenges within warfighter safety, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations and NSRI’s recently launched focus area — food, agriculture and environment security.