NAPPN award to Rubi Quinones
NRT doctoral student Rubi Quiñones received the 2022 Graduate Student Award from the North American Plant Phenotyping Network meeting on February 22-25, 2022.

Heuermann award to Katharine Hogan
NRT doctoral student Katharine Hogan was among the first to receive the Heuermann Award established at the university in 2020.

Student of the Year award to Sydney James
NRT master's student Sydney James won a Student of the Year award nationally as part of the University Transportation Centers Program.

ASABE award
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers awarded eight NRT students and two other university graduate students with an Educational Aids Blue Ribbon for educational materials they produced in the Council for Resilience Education. 

BTN coverage of Huskers
The Big Ten Network reported in March 2020 on the efforts of graduate students in the NRT and the Council of Resilience Education to educate the public on ecological resilience. 

Christopher Fill holding bat on TV
NRT master's student Christopher Fill appeared in an NTV segment, "Endangered Species of Bats in Nebraska," aired August 22, 2019.

Daniel Rico and CASNR award
NRT master's student Daniel Rico was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Catherine Chan (Ph.D., School of Natural Resources) and her research received a media mention in a profile story about one of her advisors, Dan Uden.

Nebraska Today published an article, "Flock together: Sparrows drift from favored spots after losing friends," on August 15, 2023, about the research findings of Annie Madsen (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences).

IANR News published its "Meet a Husker" column about Brandy Williams (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences) on August 10, 2023. published an article, "Golden-crowned sparrows leave their favored sites when they lose close flockmates," on August 7, 2023, about Annie Madsen's research on golden-crowned sparrows.

Jonathan Cronk (M.S., School of Biological Systems Engineering) and his research on nitrate contamination in wells made news on KTIC on May 31, 2023; Nebraska Today and IANR News on July 11, 2023;  KLKN Channel 8 News on July 11, 2023; and the North Platte Telegraph on July 15, 2023.

Araceli Gomez Villegas (M.S., Department of Entomology) took third place in the master's students' ten-minute presentation at the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch meeting in Seattle, Washington, on April 2-5, 2023. 

Katia Carranza (M.S., School of Natural Resources) spoke on RFD-TV on March 28, 2023, about about the relationship between people, the land, and industry and ecology and Indigenous insights she is gaining in her research on that.

Nebraskaland magazine published online an article, "Student takes flight with monarch butterflies," about Miyauna Incarnato (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences) in late February 2023.

Nebraska Today featured the elephant research of Anastasia Madsen (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences) in its Pocket Science column on February 17, 2023.

Nebraskaland magazine published an article, "Listening for bats: Surveying and monitoring Nebraska species," about former NRT student Christopher Fill and his work with bats in the January-February 2023 issue.

Nebraska Today published an article, "Eek! Squeak! Husker scientist listens for Nebraska’s bats," on October 28, 2022, about former NRT student Christopher Fill and his work as the Nebraska coordinator for the North American Bat Monitoring Program.

Araceli Gomez Villegas won a Larrick Graduate Student Travel Grant for $300 to attend the Entomological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, November 13-16, 2022. She also received a travel scholarship to attend the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference in Athens, Georgia, October 10-13, 2022.

Araceli Gomez Villegas received the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association scholarship of $2,000 in September 2022.

Nebraska Today featured the rangeland research of NRT students Katharine Hogan, Christopher Fill and Daniel Morales and NRT director Craig Allen in its Pocket Science column on August 29, 2022.

Katia Carranza received a fellowship with the American Bird Conservancy in fall 2022.

Alexis Chavez (M.S., School of Natural Resources) won an Othmer Fellowship to continue at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his doctorate in fall 2022. He will study Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods in Education Psychology. 

Katharine Hogan (Ph.D., School of Natural Resources) received the Meritorious Student Award from the School of Natural Resources for 2022. Each year, the School of Natural Resources awards one doctoral student and one master's student with the $500 award and adds their names to a departmental plaque to recognize their academic achievements, research, teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service and personal qualifications.

Anastasia Madsen garnered two student research awards in 2022 for her work using puzzle boxes to test whether golden-crowned sparrows can learn from watching other birds and adapt to new food sources. The American Ornithological Society awarded her $2,500, and the American Society of Naturalists awarded her $2,000. Madsen also won a third-place poster award at the 2022 BioGSA research symposium.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln featured Miyauna Incarnato in Meet a Husker during Women’s History Month, March 2022.

Rubi Quiñones (Ph.D., School of Computing) received the 2022 Graduate Student Award at the North American Plant Phenotyping Network meeting on February 22-25, 2022. The university's Agricultural Research Division posted a news article, "UNL Ph.D. candidate earns 2022 NAPPN Graduate Student Award," about the award on March 18, 2022.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln featured NRT alumnus Sydney James Allen (M.S., Department of Civil Engineering) in Meet a Husker on November 15, 2021, for the impact she had on campus and continues to make in her current community.

Katharine Hogan received a Heuermann Plant Science Doctoral Fellowship of $2,500 for the 2021-2022 academic year for her work in leading prairie restorations using pollinator-friendly plants.

Kate Bird (M.S., School of Natural Resources) received an honorable mention for best talk at the Midwest Women in Science Conference on September 18-19, 2021. She presented on the importance of scale in evaluating landscape connectivity.

Alison Ludwig (M.S., Department of Agronomy and Horticulture) and her research on the American burying beetle made the news on KNOP-TV and in the North Platte Telegraph in August 2021.

The research blog of IIASA, Nexus, featured Lyndsie Wszola (Ph.D., School of Biological Sciences) and her research in an article, "Warming waters, evolution, and the future for fisheries policy," August 12, 2021.

Dominic Cristiano (M.S., School of Natural Resources) received a Claire L. Hubbard Fellowship from Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute for the 2021-2022 school year. The fellowship will help support him and his research on ticks and wildlife disease.

Kate Bird and Katharine Hogan each received an Arthur William Sampson Fellowship from the Center for Grassland Studies for 2021-2022. The $3,500 award goes to select graduate students interested in pasture or range management in Nebraska.

Nebraska Today featured the research of Katharine Hogan and Craig Allen, NRT director, in the March 12, 2021, Pocket Science.

Dominic Cristiano and his tick research made a January 12, 2021, local news post of ABC-affiliate Nebraska TV (NTV); the January 12, 2021, issue of IANR Newsthe January 15, 2021, KLIN Drive Time radio program and issue of Nebraska Today; the January 22, 2021, issue of the Midlands Business Journalthe January 30, 2021, issue of The North Platte Telegraph; the February 3, 2021, issue of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph; and news sites across the Internet.

Katharine Hogan received a $25,000 award from The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska in December 2020 to investigate plant diversity and community dynamics in working grassland restorations. Hogan will be the principal investigator on the "Increasing the Effectiveness of Pollinator Conservation Grasslands within the Tallgrass Prairie Region" project from February 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022.

Katharine Hogan received a $1,000 grant from the J.E. Weaver Competitive Grants Program in December 2020 to share new insight at a national conference for ecological restoration professionals regarding plant diversity persistence in grassland restorations under decades of restoration, grazing, and drought.

The Mid-America Transportation Center in Region VII of the University Transportation Centers Program selected Sydney James as the Student of the Year in October 2020.

Sydney James's lightning talk at the American Council of Engineering Companies Fall Conference on October 28, 2020, was voted best overall presentation of the session. She received a $200 award from the council.

Alison Ludwig received the award for Best Student Presentation at the 10th annual Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference October 19-23, 2020.

Katharine Hogan received a $15,000 grant in fall 2020 from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program for a project to increase pollinators within the tallgrass prairie region.

Daniel Morales (M.S., School of Natural Resources) was selected and served as a judge of undergraduate research projects at the McNair Summer Research Virtual Colloquium on July 23, 2020.

Alexis Chavez received the Peace River Audubon Society Scholarship for Environmental Studies for use in fall 2020.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers awarded the Council for Resilience Education founded by Nebraska students an Educational Aids Blue Ribbon at the ASABE international meeting July 12, 2020, for educational materials they created about ecological resilience. NRT students Alison Ludwig, Julie Fowler, Conor Barnes, Dominic Cristiano, Katharine Hogan, Jessica Johnson, Daniel Morales, and Rubi Quiñones received recognition. Professor Dirac Twidwell advises the council. The Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards Competition promotes excellence in informational materials contributing to the understanding of agricultural and biological engineering subjects outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Alison Ludwig received an Arthur William Sampson Fellowship to continue her research in range or pasture ecology and management in 2020-2021. The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture announced the award online on May 26, 2020.

Anastasia Madsen received coverage in the May 26, 2020, Pocket Science column of Nebraska Today for her coyote research.

Dominic Cristiano was selected in early 2020 to serve as a waterfowl bander in August 2020 with the Western Canada Cooperative Waterfowl Banding Program, a joint effort between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Canadian Wildlife Service, state and provincial wildlife management agencies, the Flyway Councils, First Nations, and nongovernmental waterfowl advocacy and research organizations. Dating back to the 1950s, the program helps set fall harvest regulations.

Lyndsie Wszola was invited in early 2020 to take part in the Young Scientists Summer Program at IIASA, a scientific institute in Austria, for June 1 to August 31, 2020. The program offers fellowships to doctoral students to undertake a summer project involving international, interdisciplinary and applied research.

In May 2020, Julie Fowler (M.S., School of Natural Resources) won the 2020 School of Natural Resources Masters Meritorious Graduate Student Award for outstanding performance in research, professional contributions and leadership. 

The Big Ten Network reported on the work of NRT students and the Council for Resilience Education to educate the public about ecological resilience. Posted in March 2020, the article quoted NRT student Conor Barnes (Ph.D., School of Natural Resources). Other NRT students involved in this education effort are Dominic Cristiano, Julie Fowler, Katharine Hogan, Jessica Johnson, Alison Ludwig, Daniel Morales, and Rubi Quiñones.

Daniel Rico (M.S., Computer Science and Engineering) had an abstract accepted for the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Omaha July 12-15, 2020.

The J.E. Weaver Competitive Grants Program awarded Katharine Hogan a $1,000 grant in March 2019 to present her research at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in Portland, Oregon, in August 2020.

The Daily Nebraskan ran an article, "Council of Resilience Education strives to teach ecological resilience," on March 3, 2020, about the resilience organization founded by Conor Barnes, Dominic Cristiano, Julie Fowler, Katharine Hogan, Jessica Johnson, Alison Ludwig, Daniel Morales, Rubi Quiñones and two other graduate students.

In March 2020, Daniel Rico began serving as a representative student of the university's Trio Program in their latest advertising campaign.

Brittany Kirsch (M.S., Department of Agronomy and Horticulture) won "Best Graduate Poster Presentation" at the Great Plains Limnology Conference at Iowa State University in Ames on October 18-19, 2019.

The Daily Nebraskan ran a feature story, "UNL graduate student studies bats' effects on Nebraska agriculture, landscape," about Christopher Fill (M.S., School of Natural Resources) and his bat research on October 14, 2019.

U.S. News posted an online story, "Federally threatened bats discovered at Homestead monument," about Christopher Fill and his research on September 1, 2019.

The Omaha World-Herald posted an online story, "UNL team studies threatened bats at Homestead monument," about Christopher Fill and his research on September 1, 2019.

Christopher Fill and his bat research received coverage in a Lincoln Journal Star article, "Federally threatened bats found at Homestead National Monument," published August 25, 2019.

Christopher Fill and his bat research received coverage in a Beatrice Daily Sun article, "Federally threatened bats found at Homestead National Monument," published August 23, 2019.

NTV's "Good Life" featured Christopher Fill's research at Homestead National Monument in a segment, "Endangered Species of Bats in Nebraska," aired August 22, 2019. 

Alison Ludwig spoke with KVRN radio station about her research on the endangered American Burying Beetle in western Nebraska. The broadcast ran on August 13, 2019. 

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 received an honorable mention for the Best Young Researcher Award from the International Society for Ecological Modeling in April 2019.

Katharine Hogan was appointed a graduate fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies for two years, to begin August 1, 2019.

Daniel Rico 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 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 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 and his research received coverage in a The Daily Nebraskan article, "$3 million grant allows UNL grad student to continue bat research," November 5, 2018. 

Christopher Fill and his bat research made the Halloween issue of Nebraska Today in an article, "Study allows Husker to hang with bats," on October 31, 2018.

Julie Fowler 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.

IANR News and the School of Natural Resources website spotlighted Christopher Fill as a graduate student in July 2018.

Collaborating agencies