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16th Annual Nebraska Women in Science Conference

— 16th Annual —

UNL Women in Science Conference

February 21-22, 2014

Embassy Suites Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss

Tiffany Heng-Moss, Ph.D.

Professor of Entomology and Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Since joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty in 2001, Dr. Heng-Moss has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses along with providing leadership for the development and implementation of the Insect Science B.S. degree program. One of Dr. Heng-Moss' primary teaching responsibilities is her introductory insect biology course, which is taken by approximately 200 students per semester and was the first online concurrent course offered at UNL through the Advanced Scholars program. Student comments on teaching evaluations reflect that Dr. Heng-Moss is passionate about her teaching; focuses on students' success; is excited about insects, agriculture and science; and motivates students to want to learn.

Dr. Heng-Moss is providing leadership for a university-wide agriculture and natural resources literacy program that seeks to integrate classroom instruction on food, energy, water and sustainability within the UNL undergraduate curriculum along with partnering with educational entities to map food, energy, and water programming with PK-12 next generation science standards. She also played a pivotal role in the development of the first undergraduate on-line degree completion program at UNL and is making contributions to student learning and the quality of the student experience as a co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant.

She has received several teaching awards, including the USDA National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences, the Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award, and the University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award. She has authored/co-authored over 50 refereed teaching and research publications and secured over $4 million in teaching/outreach grants and $7.5 million in research funds. She holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from UNL.


High school sophomore and junior women who have an interest in exploring a career in science are encouraged to apply. Participants are selected by their teachers based on interest and aptitude.

Interested high school teachers or counselors should contact:

Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
251 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0131

For Nebraska high school women who want to:

  • Explore their interest in science careers
  • Interact with career and academic professional women in science
  • Meet current women science students
  • Meet other high school women from across Nebraska and the region who are interested in science
  • Discover countless professions as diverse as biologists, geologists, engineers, food scientists, computer scientists, and those in the medical fields



  • Banquet
  • Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss,
    keynote speaker


  • Panel discussions with professional women who are working in various science careers
  • Tour UNL Center for Biotechnology
  • Lunch with current women students to learn of their experiences and expectations
  • Tour of a local hospital to observe people at work
  • Hands-on workshops focusing on career opportunities

Sponsored by

Nebraska EPSCoR

UNL Women in Science Conference

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