Jazmin Castillo (M.S., School of Natural Resources) was appointed chair of the Council of Students on the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women and won the Meritorious Graduate Student Award in the School of Natural Resources in May 2019.
Lyndsie Wszola (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences) received an honorable mention for the Best Young Researcher Award from the International Society for Ecological Modeling in April 2019.
Katharine Hogan (Ph.D., School of Natural Resources) was appointed a graduate fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies for two years, to begin August 1, 2019.
Daniel Rico (M.S., Department of Computer Science and Engineering) placed in the top five in the 2019 Engineering Graduate Poster Competition. He won a $500 conference travel fellowship from the College of Engineering and was recognized at the 2019 Graduate Recognition event at 3 p.m. on May 1 in the Nebraska Union's Regency Suite.
Conor Barnes (Ph.D., School of Natural Resources) was appointed to serve on the Natural Resources team of the newly formed Chancellor's Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission in April 2019.
Katharine Hogan was appointed to serve on the Teaching and Learning team of the newly formed Chancellor's Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission in April 2019.
Brittany Kirsch (M.S., Department of Agronomy and Horticulture) was elected as recruitment and retention chair of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's Graduate Student Association, starting in April 2019.
Daniel Rico was elected a senator in the Graduate College, one of six senators representing graduate students for a one-year term, starting March 2019.
Daniel Rico was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Jazmin Castillo cofounded the organization Latins for Natural Resources in 2019 to educate underrepresented communities like Latin Americans about natural resources and build a community on campus between different areas of study.
Lyndsie Wszola won the R Studio Diversity Scholarship, which paid for her registration and workshop fees for rstudio::conf (the R studio developers conference) in Austin, Texas, January 15-18, 2019.
Daniel Rico and the NRT program were spotlighted in the university's annual research report, released in November 2018.
Christopher Fill (M.S., School of Natural Resources) and his bat research made the 2018 Halloween issue of Nebraska Today.
Julie Fowler (M.S., School of Natural Resources) was selected by the Planting Science organization to serve as a botany mentor throughout the fall semester. She helped teach pollination concepts to high schoolers in New Jersey.
Jazmin Castillo spoke with Nebraska's public TV and radio about the increasing role of women in natural resources and was featured in the August 24, 2018, NET article, "More women in Nebraska finding careers in natural resources-related fields."
Jazmin Castillo was chosen to serve as a graduate representative on the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women for the 2018-2019 school year.
Christopher Fill was spotlighted as a graduate student in IANR News and on the School of Natural Resources website in July 2018.