Research & Innovation

From Curiosity to Discovery
From Curiosity to Discovery

Research & Innovation

Center for Brain, Biology, Behavior

The CB3 is an interdisciplinary center that brings together distinguished Nebraska faculty in the social, biological and behavioral sciences and engineering. This space 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 digital scholarship.

High-Energy Physics Group

These 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 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.


In the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab, 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 an excellent research and learning environment with a diverse summer community of students and researchers.


The Antarctic Geological Drilling program is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students and educators from five nations. They are drilling back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent glacial and interglacial changes were 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. These labs and projects are led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors. Students share the experience with peers and colleagues.

Prairie Schooner

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the Department of English 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

BOSR is a one-stop survey research shop that collects data to help answer important questions facing society. The BOSR provides telephone interviewing, in-person interviews, focus groups, web-based surveys, scannable questionnaire forms and grant accounting.

Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

The NCMN is a nationally recognized center of excellence in materials research science and engineering, nanoscience, and nanotechnology for the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska.