We invite you to attend the virtual 2021 Water for Food Research Forum on Tuesday, April 6, 10-12:00 p.m. This annual event celebrates the important research of University of Nebraska students working toward food and water security and supported by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. The forum will showcase examples of their work, focusing on the theme “Creating Impact through Science.”
We are very pleased to host astronaut Clayton –“Astro Clay”– Anderson, Nebraska’s only astronaut, as our keynote speaker this year. Clay spent 167 days in space and 38 hours and 28 minutes in executing 6 spacewalks. He applied 15 times before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1998, and he spent 30 years working for NASA; 15 as an engineer and then 15 as an astronaut.
Nebraska state climatologist Martha Shulski will also be joining us. A native of Nebraska, Martha is also a DWFI Faculty Fellow, associate professor of Applied Climate Science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, director of the Nebraska State Climate Office and self-proclaimed “weather nerd.” She was one of the contributing authors on the Fourth National Climate Assessment released in 2018.
Since 2014, DWFI’s student support program has made more than 80 awards supporting postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students on all four University of Nebraska campuses and invested $2.7M — of which $2.1M has been matched one-to-one by faculty. The Water for Food Research Forum is open to everyone, but registration is required at go.unl.edu/forum. After registering, users will receive a Zoom link to join the virtual forum.