Marilyne Stains, colleagues, find lectures still dominate STEM education
In a study published in the journal Science, Prof. Marilyne Stains and colleagues found that 55% of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing, a style found to be among the least effective at teaching and engaging students.
Zeng’s ice repellent research could make ice removal a breeze
Prof. Xiao Zeng, with colleagues from China, discovered that ice grows differently on absorbent vs. water-repellent surfaces. His findings could greatly impact the burden of ice removal.
New technique eases production, customization of soft robotics
By helping rubber and plastic stick together under pressure, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemists have simplified the production of small fluid-carrying channels that can drive movement in soft robotics and enable chemical analyses on microscopic scales.
Department installs 15T FTICR–MS
The department installed a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FTICR-MS) equipped with a 15 Tesla (T) superconducting magnet. This is the most powerful commercially available mass spectrometer. Nebraska is only the fourth U.S. academic institution to acquire such an instrument with the highest available magnetic field of 15T.