Education Grant Awards

2006/07 Energy Research Grants

NCESR. The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR), a collaboration between the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), was established in April 2006 to conduct research on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy conservation; and to expand economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Nebraska and the nation.

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Selection. The External Advisory Committee (EAC) met on February 12, 2007 and made funding selections in the first competitive round of Energy Education Grants offered to faculty at UNL. The projects selected for one year funding include:

  1. Development of a UNL Minor in Renewable Energy
    Principal Investigator: Ron Yoder, Biological Systems Engineering
    Co-Investigator(s): Jerry Hudgins, Electrical Engineering
    Abstract – Development of a UNL Minor in Renewable Energy
  2. The Economics of Energy and the Environment: Teacher Training, Classroom Strategies and Online Learning
    Principal Investigator: Roger Butters, Economics and Nebraska Council on Economic Education
    Co-Investigator(s): Tammie Fischer, UNL Center for Economic Education
    Abstract – The Economics of Energy and the Environment: Teacher Training, Classroom Strategies and Online Learning
  3. Energy and the Future: Video Project for Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications
    Principal Investigator: Alan Tomkins, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
    Co-Investigator(s): Tarik Abdel-Monem, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
    Jerry Renaud, Journalism and Mass Communications
    Amy Struthers, Journalism and Mass Communications
    Abstract – Energy and the Furture: Video Project for Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications
    DVDs and written documents about renewable energy issues sent to 275 public high schools in Nebraska.
  4. Nebraska Cooperative Extension Biofuel Energy Initiative
    Principal Investigator: Rick Koelsch, Biological Systems Engineering
    Co-Investigator(s): Elbert Dickey; Dean of Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)
    DeLynn Hay; Extension Program Leader, IANR
    Abstract – Nebrska Cooperative Extension Biofuel Energy Initiative