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Economic Development Activities

This category includes activities and programs that use the resources of the institution to promote economic development of the community, the region, or the state. It includes customized training for business or industry, small business development centers, technology transfer initiatives, and applied research units with a primary purpose of meeting special needs of local businesses or industry.

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Assists Animal Owners & Veterinarians in Diagnose of Animal Disease (Nebraska Diagnostic Laboratory Systems)

Classification:

5
The NVDLS provides veterinary laboratory testing services that assist animal owners and their veterinarians to accurately diagnose animal diseases. Although the NVDLS is used primarily by the major livestock industries in Nebraska, it also conducts certain tests that are used by the State Veterinarian's office, in the implementation and enforcement of animal disease regulatory programs of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The NVDLS also serves as a monitoring system for some human diseases, thereby contributing to the mission of the Nebraska Department of Health, because some diseases diagnosed in animals are easily transmitted and highly pathogenic to people. Diagnostic services are also provided to zoos, especially for those in Omaha and Lincoln. The NVDLS also cooperates with the Nebraska Game and Parks Division in diagnosing diseases of wild birds and animals.
The NVDLS includes three laboratories located in Lincoln, North Platte and Scottsbluff. A full range of diagnostic services is offered including bacteriology, virology, pathology, parasitology and toxicology. Cooperative arrangements are in place with federal and some veterinary diagnostic laboratories in other states, to conduct certain tests that are not available in the NVDLS. Diagnostic services are provided for all species of animals including livestock, poultry, turkeys, pets, exotic animals, pet and wild birds, and fish. When necessary to deal with animal disease problems that are especially severe or perplexing, veterinary diagnosticians visit farms or ranches, often accompanied by an Extension Veterinarian, to investigate the problem.
Farmers, ranchers and other animal owners may submit animals or specimens from animals (tissues, swabs, blood, etc) directly to the NVDLS; however most samples are submitted by practicing veterinarians in behalf of the animal owners. The majority of specimens are shipped in special containers to the NVDLS via mail, bus or private courier (UPS, etc), but in emergency situations owners often deliver specimens directly to one of the three laboratory sites in the eastern, central or western regions of Nebraska.
John A. Schmitz, Executive Director, NVDLS

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

P.O. Box 830905

Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0905

phone: 402/472-2952

email:jschmitz@unl.edu

URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/nvdls/index.htm

 

Sector: University

Biotechnology Technology Transfer Laboratories

Classification:

5
Biotechnology companies, especially small start-up companies.
Laboratory facilities for rent to visiting scientists from biotechnology companies and for rent to start-up biotechnology companies.
Companies enter into a lease agreement with rent paid to the University.
Dr. Anne Vidaver

Interim Director, Center for Biotechnology

N300 Beadle Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0665

402/472-2635

e-mail: path001@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Biotechnology Seminar Series

Classification:

5
Biotechnology companies, especially small start-up companies.
Seminars featuring speakers with national reputations for being leaders in their fields.
Seminars are held in the Beadle Center and are frequently attended by scientists from local biotechnology companies. There is no charge.
Dr. Anne Vidaver

Interim Director, Center for Biotechnology

N300 Beadle Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0665

402/472-2635

e-mail: path001@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Biotechnology Core Research Facilities

Classification:

5
Biotechnology companies, especially small start-up companies.
Repetitive laboratory services requiring special equipment or specialized training, for example DNA sequencing, protein sequencing, peptide synthesis, antibody production, large scale fermentations, and cell sorting and analysis.
Samples must be delivered to the appropriate Core Facility at the Beadle Center. Results are delivered in a manner dependent on the service. There is a charge to recover cost of the service.
Dr. James Kinder

Associate Director, Center for Biotechnology

N300 Beadle Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0665

402/472-2635

e-mail: ansc502@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Bureau of Business Research

Classification:

5
Coordinates and promotes the research activities of the college with special emphasis on the development and analysis of state and regional statistics. It develops and furnishes information on business conditions, economic problems and research results for use by business firms and organizations, government agencies, news media, civic groups, and other interested individuals.
Business in Nebraska (10 issues/year)

BBR Web site (state's principal source for business and economic information)

Special Reports (economic and population projections for state and counties)

Quarterly Business Conditions Survey (joint program with the Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor

Deliverables (contracted research)

Presentations

Servicing the computer network and information needs of the College of Business Administration

Charles Lamphear, Director

114 CBA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-0406

E-mail: clamphear@cbamail.unl.edu

Phone: 402-472-7982

 

Sector: University

Bureau for Community and Economic Development, Wayne State College

Classification:

5
Communities in northeastern Nebraska
Clearinghouse for information and assistance with community development in northeast Nebraska
On-campus offices, community outreach
Connie Keck

(402)375-7533; ckeck@wscgate.wsc.edu

 

Sector: State Colleges

Business and Industry

Western Nebraska Community College

Classification:

5
All communities in WNCC's 12½ county service area
Work with business and industry to design the training programs that meet their needs, assist business and industry get state funding to help offset the training programs, keep abreast of state and federal programs that can affect business and industry, work closely with area economic development groups, and address the needs of existing and start-up companies.
Meetings, conference or training programs, industrial groups, professional organizations, governmental agencies, and any economic development activities for business and industry.
Wayne Sides, Director

1-800-348-4435, Extension 6174

(308) 635-6174

wsides@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us

 

Sector: Community Colleges

Center for Biotechnology (Nebraska Research Initiative Center)

Classification:

5
Businesses, government agencies
Instrumental in fostering the growth of several biotechnology companies, including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, BioNebraska, Li-Cor, Megabase Research Products, and Genotype, Inc.
Consulting, business relations, contracts
Dr. Anne Vitaver, Director

472-2635

Beadle N300

 

Sector: University

Center for Materials Research and Analysis (Nebraska Research Initiative center)

Classification:

5
Businesses; government agencies
Explores condensed matter physics and nanostructured materials; has close relationship with many firms in Nebraska which are dependent on the Center's work, firms such as Dale Electronics, Anacomp Magnetics, Brum-Ko Magnetics, Surface Technology, and Arnold Engineering
Consulting, contracts, business contacts
Dr. David Sellmyer, Director

472-7886

Brace Physics Laboratory 111

 

Sector: University

Center for Rural Research & Development

Classification:

5
Businesses, Non-profit Agencies and Communities
Market Research Surveying, including questionnaire design, analysis, and reports. Examples are attitude and opinion surveys, product positioning and market penetration surveys, and community needs assessment surveys. We also offer grant writing and administration.
One on one consultation
Kay Payne, Director, Center for Rural Research & Development

308-865-8199

Welch Hall

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

paynek@platte.unk.edu

fax: 308-865-8153

 

Sector: University

Center for Communication and Information Research (Nebraska Research Initiative Center)

Classification:

5
Business, government
Explores advances in distributed and parallel computing, data compression and coding theory, work important to a wide range of businesses and to the state and federal government
Consulting, contracts and research
Dr. Sharad Seth, Director

472-3185

Ferguson 213C

 

Sector: University

Center for Economic Education

Classification:

5
Regional elementary and secondary Nebraska schools and the adult population
To increase awareness and enhance the quality of economic education, promote economic literacy, and carry out research focused on regional economics issues and problems. It serves as a repository for economic education curriculum material and is associated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Economics and the Joint council on Economic Education as well as the Developmental Economic Education Program (DEEP) for school systems.
The Center provides professional services such as workshops, seminars, and other educational experiences to promote economics understanding and professional development of Nebraska citizens.
Dr. Everett Sechtem, Chair

308-865-8530

West Center Building E010

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

sechtem@platte.unk.edu

 

Sector: University

Center for Economic Education

Classification:

5
Instructional assistance is provided by the Center to local school districts, education agencies, college faculty, and community groups on such topics as curriculum development, course content, resource materials, and strategies for teaching economics.
The Center develops and distributes educational materials in economics for use by teachers in Nebraska and nationwide. Most of these materials are curriculum units or lessons for students on current economic topics. The Center also prepares other institutional materials, such as nationally normed and standardized tests in economics.
The Center makes presentations and participates in programs to help college faculty and graduate students become better economics instructors. The Center contributes to publications on the teaching and learning of economics. This work is done in cooperation with the National Center for Research in Economic Education.

The director of the Center serves as an instructor and coordinator of the credit courses and in-service programs for area teachers. The director assists local schools in curriculum consultation and development, published curriculum guides and manages the Resource Library. The Resource Library contains books, instructional units, videotapes, curriculum guides, and other resources. Library materials are available on a loan basis to teachers and administrators across the state.

Tammie J. Fisher, Director

Department of Economics

College of Business Administration

E-mail: fisher@unlinfo.unl.edu

Phone: 402-472-2333

Fax: 402-472-9700

Web: www.cba.unl.edu/eced/cee/ceetop.htm

 

Sector: University

Center for Travel and Tourism (UNK)/Center for Rural Community Revitalization (UNL)

Classification:

5
Rural Nebraskans interested in developing tourism as a complement to agriculture.
Technical assistance regarding tourism development
Individual and group consultation through meetings and short programs, e.g., how to start a bed and breakfast.
Dr. Brian Hill

Travel and Tourism Program

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies

College of Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

865-8677 / HILL@platte.unk.edu

 

Sector: University

Community Forestry Assistance (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
The focus of the Community Forestry (CF) program is to improve the tree resource in our cities, towns, and villages. Foresters assist in the development and implementation of community forestry plans and a wide variety of projects, cooperate with national organizations such as the National Arbor Day Foundation, the National Tree Trust grant program, Global ReLeaf, etc. Emphasis is placed on working with green industry partners and assisting communities with grant projects and other activities. The Nebraska Forest Service provides grants to assist with community forestry planting needs. The agency has been successful in helping enact the Tree Recovery Act (state) and in obtaining Federal ISTEA funds for tree planting within the state.
Technical assistance is provided by professional foresters of the NFS to community tree boards, park boards, neighborhood associations, city councils, the green industry, and individuals interested in enhancing the community forest resource.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Community Landscape Program (Nebraska Statewide Arboretum)

Classification:

5
The target audience for this program are the managers and/or administrators of public landscapes in Nebraska. Information about the program is disseminated through workshops, newsletters, and news releases. Since 1986, the program has enabled over 100 Nebraska communities to accomplish landscape beautification efforts worth over $4 million in value.
The Community Landscape Program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum enables Nebraska communities to accomplish landscape beautification efforts that enhance the appearance and quality of life of the community. With support from various funding sources, the program delivers technical assistance and funding for the development, restoration and renewal of parks, schoolyards, fairgrounds, college campuses, and the grounds of libraries, courthouses, and other public landscapes.
Justin Evertson, Planning Specialist

phone: 402/472-2971

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

P.O. Box 830715

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68583-0715

email: nesa004@unlvm.unl.edu

URL: http:/ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/NSA

 

Sector: University

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Core Facility

Classification:

5
In addition to meeting the needs of investigators within the University, this applied research unit is designed to meet special needs of business and industry.

For scanning: Biotechnology businesses, seed companies, pharmaceutical companies, particularly small or start-up companies who have only occasional needs or without the resources for maintaining a confocal laser scanning microscope and personnel for operating it.

For tours: Any interested group of citizens or supervised group of school children interested in learning about this special technique and its applications.

The Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Facility is to meet the fluorescent scanning research needs with the most advanced microscope technology. The microscope can scan through a fluorescently stained living or fixed biological specimen and obtain multiple high resolution optical sections. It can provide images of live or fixed cells, tissue slices of varying thickness, plant sections and minerals. Mei Ling Chen, M.D., Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Director of the facility, provides individualized consultation on sample preparation and fluorescence staining methods. She also carries out immunohistochemical staining and in situ hybridization on a fee-for-service basis. Janice Taylor, B.S., manager of the facility, is available for demonstrations, scanning service, scanning assistance and training sessions.
Patrons contact the Manager of the Facility by phone or e-mail to make an appointment for services and/or training. Patrons bring or send samples or prepared slides for imaging and are provided with an image file in an appropriate format for further analysis or manipulation with their own software and computers. Photographs and high resolution dye-sublimation prints are also available. Consultation can be in person or by phone. Fees are charged for services and/or hours of usage of the confocal laser scanning microscope. For Personal Tours, Groups can contact the Facility Manager by phone, fax or e-mail to reserve a time for the tour. These are available at no cost.
Janice Taylor, B.S.

(402) 559-6659

University of Nebraska Medical Center

600 S. 42nd Street

Omaha, NE 68198-4525

jtaylor2@mail.unmc.edu

htt://www.unmc.edu/Biochemistry/confocal/index.html

 

Sector: University

Department of Advertising Class Projects

Classification:

5
Small and large Nebraska businesses and associations needing assistance with advertising strategy and creative execution. Clients for 1996-97 included Nebraska Army National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation division of the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Charlie Brown's Kids, Lincoln Food Bank, Lincoln Children's Museum, Folsom Children's Zoo, Champions Fun Center, Heartland's Bar-B-Que Sauce.
Help in preparing advertising strategy, designing and preparing copy and layout, developing plan for media placement.
Clients apprise the students of their needs during a class session. Students work on the project during the semester and make a formal presentation to the client when the project is completed.
Professor Nancy Mitchell, Chair

Department of Advertising

472-5647

College of Journalism and Mass Communications

206 Avery Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0130

nmitchel@unlinfo.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Department of Apprenticeship Training

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

5
Persons interested in completing four years of training in either electrical or plumbing instruction
Non-credit instruction is provided by master licensed electricians and plumbers in this Merit Shop program. Lecture and lab experience offered six hours each week totaling 150 clock hours of instruction in each of the four years of training.
1-800-228-9553

(402) 738-4034

crigatuso@metropo.mccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges

Department of Health/Allied Health

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

5
Health professionals in need of continuing education and C.E.U.'s for the purpose of re-licensure including nurses, childcare providers and employees working in long-term facilities. Persons interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians or Nursing Assistants.
Credit and non-credit classes depending on needs of individual, short-term classes and seminars, as well as training for entry-level positions
Health/Allied Health Office

1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2648

(402) 457-2644

jdull@metropo.mccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges

Economic Development Activities

Platte Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

5
Existing and newly expanding, or relocating large or small business and industry, chambers of commerce, economic development councils, state economic development agency
Originating business/industry on-site management and training assessment, coordination of curricula and training planning, campus or company location pre-arrival training facility usage, recruitment and employment coordination services with company and other agencies, pre-employment training, employment and customized training, and on-going college-wide education and training opportunities
 

Sector: Community Colleges

Economic Development Program, Peru State College

Classification:

5
Communities in southeastern Nebraska
Serves as a clearinghouse for information and assistance with community development is southeast Nebraska
On-campus workshops, planning, consultation, counseling, outreach
George Scott

(402)872-2393; scott@pscosf.peru.edu

 

Sector: State Colleges

Economic Development Activities for Business and Industry

Hastings Campus, Central Community College

Classification:

5
Small Business Institute: A variety of short focused similar workshops and courses are provided for area businesses

Customized Training: Provide opportunities for local business and industry to have training in a variety of topics

1-800-742-7872

(402) 461-2461

svohbus@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

(402) 461-2430

bakhced@cccadm.gi.cccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges

Facilities Crop Improvement (Nebraska Foundation Seed Division)

Classification:

5
The Nebraska Foundation Seed Division facilitates crop improvement by providing the crucial link between farmers, commercial seed producers, and crop breeders at the University of Nebraska and other land grant universities. The Division produces and maintains small lots of pure breeder's seed of new and established varieties developed by crop breeders. This breeder's seed is used to produce Foundation seed, which provides high quality seed stocks for commercial seed producers in Nebraska. The Division ensures equitable distribution of Foundation seed at a reasonable price to seed producers.
Ron Helsing, Foundation Seed Manager

Agronomy Department

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

phone: 402/472-4290

fax: 402/472-7904

E-mail: rhelsing@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Forest Pest Management (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
Forest insects and diseases cause serious problems in windbreaks, plantations, and native forests in many parts of Nebraska. Some pests, such as pine moths of ponderosa, Austrian, and Scotch pines and Cerospora blight of Rocky Mountain juniper and eastern redcedar, cause problems so severe that they are reducing the number of tree species suitable for planting in some areas. Problems caused by forest pests are so common in Nebraska that they account for as much as 25% of the service requests coming from forest landowners. Approximately one-half of all on-site visits made by NFS staff include pest diagnoses or some discussion of forest pests related to the woodland or planting area being discussed with the landowner. The Forest Pest Management (FPM) program carries out specific investigations, and detection and evaluation surveys. The program is directed toward gaining a more complete understanding of current and potential forest pest problems in the state, determining the effects of environmental conditions on these pests, and developing management approaches that reduce the pest damage. The FPM Specialist provides support for NFS field staff in all aspects of pest ID and control recommendations.
Technical assistance in this program is provided to landowners by professional foresters employed by the Nebraska Forest Service, a part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Gupta Institute for Small Business Management

Classification:

5
Practicing Managers of small and medium-sized businesses and college students aspiring to manage a small or medium-sized business.
Small Business Management Modules: Training is provided in Small Business Finance (basic accounting, financial management, cash flow management, etc.); Small Business Marketing (sales management, market analysis, customer service, etc.); and Small Business Management (personnel, operations analysis, information systems, compensation management, etc).

Management of Family Business: A series of educational programs designed to assist existing family business managers and to prepare students who will work in or manage a family business.

Information Systems for Small Business Management: Utilizing distance learning technologies, educational modules are provided to small business managers in a format that allows access to information when the manager needs it at the manager's business site.

University Eminent Scholar Dr. Robin D. Anderson, Director

Regents Distinguished Professor Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship

Executive Director, Nebraska Center 209 CBA

for Entrepreneurship PO Box 880487

Department Chair Lincoln, NE 68588-0487

209 CBA Phone: 402-472-3353

PO Box 880491 Fax: 402-472-5855

Lincoln, NE 68588-0491 E-mail: r-anders@unlinfo.unl.edu

Phone: 402-472-3915

Fax: 402-472-5855

E-mail: slee@unlinfo.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Industrial Technology Department's Housing Research Center

Classification:

5
The Nebraska State Home Builders association, public agencies and municipalities, residential and light commercial construction firms, UNK students, and research institutions and Housing Research Centers from other parts of the country. The mission of the program is to provide research in the residential and light commercial construction industry.
Specialized conferences and seminars in construction from select audiences, research services to the construction industry of Nebraska, consulting services for the industry, and applied construction management concepts for individuals and companies are offered. These services are to be used and magnified to meet the needs of the individuals or companies. The program has been involved with the Nebraska State Home Builders Association and is in the process of working with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Nebraska Investment Finance authority (NIFA) to provide a program that is responsive to the needs of the people of Nebraska.
One-on-one advising with individuals or companies. The Center responds to the needs of clients as problems arise. Specialized conferences are also planned to provide information to selected audiences as special problems arise in the construction industry in Nebraska.
Dr. Ken Larson, Associate Professor

308-865-8504

Department of Industrial Technology

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

larsonk@platte.unk.edu

fax: 308-865-8976

 

Sector: University

Management Development Certificate Program

Classification:

5
Managers and supervisors without formal management training, newly appointed managers and supervisors, and people who want to prepare themselves for management positions.
To receive a Management Development Certificate, participants must complete eight six-hour seminars totaling 48 hours of instructions within three years. Four seminars are required, and four seminars are electives. Participants may take individual seminars without committing themselves to the entire program. Individual seminars and the entire certificate program are offered on-site and customized to meet the needs of the organization. The seminars are non-credit and designed for professional as well as career development.
Sandra Cowley, Director

402-472-0860 or 1-800-203-1523

Business Seminars

College of Business Administration

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PO Box 880493

Lincoln, NE 68588-0493

E-mail: scowley@unlinfo.unl.edu

URL: www.mds.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Marketing and Utilization (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
The Marketing and Utilization program of the Nebraska Forest Service provides support to private business operations in efficient utilization and marketing of forest products originating from Nebraska's forest resources. The staff works with sawmills, logging crews and secondary processors.
Assistance is provided by professional foresters employed by the Nebraska Forest Service, a part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Meeting Facilitation/Distance Communication

Classification:

5
Business, industry, agencies, and associations. All levels and types of groups wanting an educational setting.
The College Park facility is designed for conferences and continuing education activities. Communication technology is integrated throughout the building. Nebraska Video conference Network (NVCN) is available along with the full spectrum of NEb*Sat resources. General downlink services are also utilized by organizations. The Hornady-Marashall auditorium with seating for 330 persons is used along with the classrooms and UNL Hall county Cooperative Extension general purpose room for meetings for private business, educators, government agencies and other groups. Over 14,000 persons participated in non-credit activities at College Park during the recent second academic semester. A Public Health Education Network consortium is starting to coordinate professional education opportunities. The Job Fair sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation, and the Ground Water Festival are examples of cooperative ventures with several groups. The SKIPP program originates from College Park to K-132 teachers at sites across Nebraska is another demonstration of the service available from College Park.
All methods from lecture to distance communication to large screen projector presentations via PowerPoint or Internet are available and utilized at College Park.
Events Coordinator

308-385-6411

College Park at Grand Island

3080 W. Highway 34

Grand Island, NE 68801

 

Sector: University

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Classification:

5
This program is designed for the managerial staff of NRECA. Staff is located throughout the nation.
The customized training program is designed for new managers and senior staff. Emphasis is on issues such as management, finance, personnel, and budgeting.
This customized training program is delivered through a six-week residential training session at the Clifford Hardin Nebraska Center for Continuing Education. The training is offered in two-week segments, three times a year for cohort groups ranging in size from 20-25 participants.
Director

Academic Conferences and Professional Programs

156 NCCE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-9600

E-Mail: acpp@unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Natural Resource Information (Conservation & Survey Division)

Classification:

5
The target audiences are natural resource managers and state agencies, especially those dealing with other earth resources. Also, includes private industry, municipalities and individuals. We have some programs specifically designed to serve K-12 schools.
Services offered are natural resource information, service and research through data bases, short courses, publications, maps and individual advice to citizens. This is accomplished through publications, computer data bases offered through WWW, CDRams, short courses, one-on-one advising and commonly by both letter and telephone.
Perry Wigley, Director

Conservation and Survey Division

phone: 402/472-3471

email: pwigley@unlinfo.unl.edu

URL: http://csd.unl.edu/csd.html

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Annual State Conference

Classification:

5
Researchers and administrators in education, private industry, and state government.
A conference program exploring research and networking opportunities to help Nebraska increase its research competitiveness in science, engineering, and technology.
Conference format includes presentations by experts, panel discussions and informal discussion among participants allowing opportunities for networking to create research collaborations among university researchers and private industry.
Dr. Royce Ballinger

Director, Nebraska EPSCoR

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

203 Whittier Bldg.

Lincoln, NE 68583-0848

Phone: (402) 472-8946

e-mail: epscor@unlinfo.unl.edu

http://www.unl.edu/nepscor/index.html

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Conservation Trees Program (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
The Tree Improvement and Conservation Trees program provides improved varieties of seedlings for conservation plantings. Species, varieties, and seed sources adapted to Nebraska's climate and that exhibit desirable traits are selected. The program also establishes and operates seed production orchards to obtain superior seed. The Nebraska Conservation Trees program provides seedlings to rural land owners and other governmental agencies for conservation plantings.
Tree seedlings are distributed to landowners through local Natural Resource Districts, county extension offices, and by direct mail.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Business Development Center

Classification:

5
Small businesses in northeast and north central Nebraska
For prospective small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with all aspects of business planing and financing in the start up phase, including the development of a written business plan and financial projections, loan packaging, market research, development of an overall marketing plan and referral to other resources as needed. For established small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with general business planning and specific areas of concern, including the development or updating of a written business plan and financial projections, evaluation of options for financing growth, help in identifying funding needs and preparing funding proposals, preparation of personnel manual, review of marketing strategies and marketing plan, analysis of financial statements and profitability and assistance in understanding federal and state regulations. Individualized and classroom instruction on computerized bookkeeping systems are offered to both prospective and established small business owners, as are seminars on loan packaging and financing options.
Planning, training, counseling
Loren Kucera

(402)375-7575; lkucera@wscgate.wsc.edu

 

Sector: State Colleges

Nebraska Business Development Center, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Classification:

5
The target audiences of the Nebraska Business Development center are prospective and established small business owners, using the definition of small business as provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For prospective small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with all aspects of business planing and financing in the start up phase, including the development of a written business plan and financial projections, loan packaging, market research, development of an overall marketing plan and referral to other resources as needed. For established small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with general business planning and specific areas of concern, including the development or updating of a written business plan and financial projections, evaluation of options for financing growth, help in identifying funding needs and preparing funding proposals, preparation of personnel manual, review of marketing strategies and marketing plan, analysis of financial statements and profitability and assistance in understanding federal and state regulations. Individualized and classroom instruction on computerized bookkeeping systems are offered to both prospective and established small business owners, as are seminars on loan packaging and financing options.
One-on-one counseling, assuring that assistance is tailored to the individual client's needs. Small classroom settings are utilized for training in computerized bookkeeping systems. Seminars on loan packaging and financing options with local resource persons in attendance to answer questions. Presentations to local organizations and banks to educate community leaders and promote the overall public service mission of the University of Nebraska system are also used.
Susan Jensen, Director

308-865-8344

Nebraska Business Development Center - Welch Hall

University of Nebraska - Kearney

Kearney, NE 68849

jensens@platte.unk.edu

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Business Development Center

Classification:

5
New or small businesses in southeastern Nebraska
For prospective small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with all aspects of business planing and financing in the start up phase, including the development of a written business plan and financial projections, loan packaging, market research, development of an overall marketing plan and referral to other resources as needed. For established small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with general business planning and specific areas of concern, including the development or updating of a written business plan and financial projections, evaluation of options for financing growth, help in identifying funding needs and preparing funding proposals, preparation of personnel manual, review of marketing strategies and marketing plan, analysis of financial statements and profitability and assistance in understanding federal and state regulations. Individualized and classroom instruction on computerized bookkeeping systems are offered to both prospective and established small business owners, as are seminars on loan packaging and financing options.
Planning, consultation
Jerry Breazile

(402)872-2274; breazile@pscaxp.peru.edu

 

Sector: State Colleges

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Manufacturing Extension Program

Classification:

5
The mission of the NBDC Manufacturing Extension Program is to assist manufacturing businesses in Nebraska improve financial and marketing performance, develop effective information systems, and comply with environmental protection laws.
NBDC operates in manufacturing extension partnership under a subcontract with the Nebraska Industrial Competitiveness Service (NICS) and under prime contracts with the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). NBDC is the principal provider of the customer agent team of NICS. This service provides assessment services to Nebraska manufacturers and identifies and coordinates assistance services from other NICS partners and from other consulting assistance providers. NBDC directly provides ISO9000 quality assurance systems, activity based costing systems, safety and human resource manuals, electronic commerce and electronic data interchange assistance, Internet marketing and service assistance, consulting assistance regarding fault tolerant computing, and compliance assistance for environmental protection standards. A specialized environmental consulting program for printing companies is also provided.
NBDC is a unit of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha. It employs full-time consultants in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Grand Island who provide manufacturing technical assistance.
Leon Milobar, Associate State Director

Nebraska Business Development Center

University of Nebraska at Omaha

1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, Suite 132

Omaha, NE 68182-0455

phone: (402) 595-2381

e-mail: leon@nbdcoffice.unomaha.edu

URL: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Business Development Center

Classification:

5
Beginning and potential small business operators
For prospective small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with all aspects of business planing and financing in the start up phase, including the development of a written business plan and financial projections, loan packaging, market research, development of an overall marketing plan and referral to other resources as needed. For established small business owners, NBDC offers individualized assistance with general business planning and specific areas of concern, including the development or updating of a written business plan and financial projections, evaluation of options for financing growth, help in identifying funding needs and preparing funding proposals, preparation of personnel manual, review of marketing strategies and marketing plan, analysis of financial statements and profitability and assistance in understanding federal and state regulations. Individualized and classroom instruction on computerized bookkeeping systems are offered to both prospective and established small business owners, as are seminars on loan packaging and financing options.
Personal consultation
Mr. Cliff Hanson

(308)432-6282; chanson@csc1.csc.edu

 

Sector: State Colleges

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)

Classification:

5, 6
Community and Businesses in Nebraska
It provides management and technical assistance to businesses in Nebraska and provides training in business management and in business applications software designed for a personal computer or distributed computing environment. NBDC publishes the monthly management brief American Business Perspectives.

One-on-one management and technical assistance is provided to small business owners in these areas: business formation, business planning, strategic planning, market research, market planning, safety and personnel manuals, manufacturing management assistance, loan packaging, financial analysis and business review, export assistance, and procurement technical assistance (bidding on government contracts).

Computer software training is provided in Internet applications and languages, Windows 95 programs, cross platform programs, Windows 3.1 programs, DOS programs, Windows NT, Novell, Oracle 7, and Macintosh programs.

NBDC provides general services to small businesses under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small business Administration. It provides management assistance to manufacturers under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce (National Institute of Standards and Technology). It provides procurement technical assistance under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (Defense Logistics Agency).

NBDC is a unit of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration. NBDC management assistance is provided through its offices in Omaha, North Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte and Scottsbluff. NBDC funds small business assistance offices at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College, Chadron State College and Peru State College. NBDC conducts its computer training program in classrooms at the Peter Kiewit Conference Center at 1313 Farnam and at the Nebraska Furniture Mart Mega Mart on 72nd Street in Omaha.
Robert E. Bernier, Director

College of Business Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Phone: (402) 554-2521 or (402) 595-2381

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Small Business Development Program

Classification:

5
Provides services under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Most services are provided free to business that qualify as small under SBA guidelines (generally 500 or fewer employees). Other businesses and non-profit organizations may obtain services at a fee.
NBDC provides assessment services to assist businesses in identifying needs. Its technical consulting services include business start-up packages, business planning, market research, market planning, strategic planning, safety manuals, personnel manuals, financial analysis and business review, and loan packaging. More than 2,000 Nebraska businesses are assisted annually. NBDC works closely with banks and with the SBA to assist businesses in securing financing for business start-up or expansion. Approximately 20% of SBA-guaranteed loans in Nebraska are packaged by NBDC. In addition to general 7-A guarantee loans, NBDC has experience in packaging export development loans and is the intermediary in Nebraska for the SBA's Women's Prequalification Loan Program.

NBDC also offers training programs for small-business owners and managers and publishes American Business Perspectives, a monthly management brief, and the Nebraska Business Calendar.

NBDC is a unit of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha. It employs full-time and part-time consultants who deliver small business development services through offices in Omaha, Lincoln, North Platte, and Scottsbluff. Through subcontracts it provides funds and program direction for offices operated by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College, Chadron State College, and Peru State College.
Leon Milobar, Associate State Director

Nebraska Business Development Center

University of Nebraska at Omaha

1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, Suite 132

Omaha, NE 68182-0248

phone: (402) 595-2381

e-mail: leon@nbdcoffice.unomaha.edu

URL: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu

Local offices may be contacted directly:

Lincoln: (402) 472-3358

Kearney: (308) 865-8344

North Platte: (308) 534-5115

Wayne: (402) 375-7575

Scottsbluff: (308) 635-7513

Peru: (402)872-2274

Chadron: (308) 432-6282

 

Sector: University

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Procurement Technical Assistance Program

Classification:

5
The mission of the NBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Program is to assist businesses -- including small, disadvantaged and women-owned firms -- in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts. Special emphasis is placed on contacts with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, Venteran's Administration, and General Services Administration.
NBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Program assists businesses in identifying contract opportunities through a computerized bid matching data bank that includes both those advertised in the Commerce Business Daily and unadvertised solicitations (generally under $25,000) from major defense buying centers. Assistance is provided to businesses in preparing bids confidentially and accurately; understanding forms, regulations and specifications; establishing a quality assurance program; conforming to packing, transportation, and delivery requirements; and evaluating financial capabilities and accounting system adequacy. NBDC provides procurement clients with government specifications for products and services, access to the Federal Acquisition Regulations and supplemental regulations, and print drawings from aperture cards. Clients are also provided information on government agencies that have purchased specific products or services in the past, the volume they bought, how much they paid, what firm they purchased it from, and potential learning opportunties.

NBDC also offers training programs for small-business owners and managers interested in the government procurement market.

NBDC is a unit of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha. It employs full-time consultants in Omaha and Lincoln who provide procurement technical assistance. There are approximately 200 Nebraska businesses currently registered in the NBDC procurement bid-matching system. NBDC procurement specialists may be accessed through any NBDC office.
Jerry Dalton

Procurement Technical Assistance Officer

Nebraska Business Development Center

phone: (402) 595-3832

e-mail: jerry@nbdcoffice.unomaha.edu

University of Nebraska at Omaha

2505 N. 24th St., Suite 103

Omaha, NE 68182-0072

URL: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu

 

Sector: University

Pesticide and Integrated Pest Management Newsletter, Water Center

Classification:

5
Pesticide applicators
Single sheet monthly newsletter.
Mail or internet.
Larry Schulze

Water Center/Environmental Programs

103 Natural Resources Hall

Lincoln, NE 68583-084

e-mail: evpr003@unlvm.unl.ed

 

Sector: University

Product Development & Evaluation (Food Processing Center)

Classification:

5
The Food Processing Center's mission is to foster the growth and prosperity of the Nebraska food industry through the development of unique programs and services. The Food Processing Center offers a variety of programs and services to the Nebraska food industry including product development and evaluation, process development and evaluation, laboratory analytical services, marketing consultation, and business development consultation. Specific program areas include the Entrepreneur Assistance Program which assists start-up food manufacturing companies and the Custom Processing Program which provides information on manufacturing capabilities of Nebraska processors to other manufacturers who have prospective needs for those capabilities. The Food Processing Center offers workshops for the food industry including From Product to Profit (our entrepreneur seminar), Better Process Control School, HACCP workshops, Ingredient Workshop, and Extrusion Workshop. The Food Processing Center is a partner in the Nebraska Industrial Competitiveness Service, a manufacturing extension service that includes other state agencies and programs. An effective partnership has been established with the Nebraska Food Industry Association which provides insights into the strategic needs of the state's food industry.
The services are provided through one-on-one consultation, clientele-driven projects, and classroom-style workshops and seminars. The Food Processing Center is located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but does conduct industry visits across the entire state of Nebraska. A sizable portion of the services and provided on a fee-for-service basis with the private sector.
Steve Taylor, Food Processing Center Director

phone: 402/472-2833

email: staylor@foodsci.unl.edu

URL: http://foodsci.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Proposal Writing Workshops

Classification:

5
Not-for-profit businesses, small businesses, governmental agencies, college faculty
Hands-on proposal writing assistance, learning how to successfully work with funding agencies, how to manage post-award funding, how to ensure project continuation after initial funding ceases
Workshop format with three half-day sessions featuring hands-on learning.
Donald W. Helmuth

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

307 Canfield Administration

Lincoln, NE 68588-0467

402/472-2851

e-mail: dhelmuth@unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Protein Structure Core Facility

Classification:

5
An applied research unit designed to meet special needs of business and industry, in addition to meeting the needs of investigators within the university. Also, biotechnology businesses, seed companies and pharmaceutical industries, especially small or start-up companies which only occasionally need protein analysis and thus could not support a full-time in-house department.
The Protein Structure Core Facility (PSCF) provides accurate and prompt analysis of unknown protein samples for investigators. The PSCF offers n-terminal protein sequencing, amino acid analysis and peptide mapping. The percentage of protein in ground grain can be determined, as can the order of amino acids in a manufactured peptide. The PSCF can also identify proteins by determining the amino acid sequence of the n-terminal amino acids. Individualized consultation about sample preparation and research problems are available at no cost from the core facility staff.
Laurey Steinke, Ph.D.

(402) 559-4447

University of Nebraska Medical Center

600 S. 42nd Street

Omaha, NE 68198-4525

lsteinke@molbio.unmc.edu

http://www.unmc.edu/pscf/index.html

 

Sector: University

Public Garden Program (Nebraska Statewide Arboretum)

Classification:

5
The target audience for this program are the managers and/or administrators of public landscapes in Nebraska. Information about the program is disseminated through workshops, newsletters, and news releases. In 1997, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum has 43 affiliate sites in 30 communities across Nebraska.
The Public Garden Program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) enables organizations, institutions, and communities to develop and maintain public gardens for education, research, and recreational purposes. These public gardens include arboreta, historic landscapes, and other public landscapes that, as affiliates of NSA, work locally and collectively to enhance the culture and beauty of Nebraska. An administrative office at UNL provides a range of services in support of these affiliate sites including master planning, landscape design, arboretum development, and educational programming.
Jim Locklear, Director

phone: 402/472-2971

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

P.O. Box 830715

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68583-0715

email: nesa001@unlvm.unl.edu

URL: http:/ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/NSA

 

Sector: University

Rural Fire Prevention and Control (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
The Nebraska Forest Service (RFP&C) program provides assistance to local volunteer fire districts by providing: federal excess property vehicles for use as fire suppression vehicles; parts for, and maintenance of those vehicles; fire district and mutual aid district planning and organization assistance; wildland fire suppression training, and fire prevention programming and the aerial fire suppression program. Data are gathered on a statewide basis concerning number, size, location, and cause of fires; percent green (predicts fire hazard); and other prevention related information.
Technical assistance is provided to local volunteer fire districts by professional fire managers employed by the Nebraska Forest Service, a part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Rural Forestry Assistance (Nebraska Forestry Service)

Classification:

5
The Rural Forestry program provides technical forestry assistance to rural landowners to achieve their management objectives.
Primary services provided include: assistance in designing windbreaks, wildlife habitat, timber production, and other tree plantings; assistance with windbreak renovation, woodland improvement, harvesting, and pest and disease control.
Technical assistance in this program is provided by professional foresters employed by the Nebraska Forest Service, a part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL.
Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska State Forester

phone: 402/472-1467

e-mail: FOFW013@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Assistance Program/Office of Technology Transfer

Classification:

5
Potential or current small business owners and employees
Hands-on proposal SBIR writing assistance, managing post-award funding, contacting appropriate funding agencies and program officers.
Individual meetings with potential SBIR-fundees and assignment of technical writers. Several interactions will occur before final proposal is submitted.
Donald W. Helmuth

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

307 Canfield Administration

Lincoln, NE 68588-0467

402/472-2851

e-mail: dhelmuth@unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory (Agronomy Department)

Classification:

5
This laboratory provides analyses of plant, forage, feed, and soils in support of agricultural research, extension, and educational activities in Nebraska. It plays a pivotal role in the development of (1) recommended fertilizer management practices to increase farmer profits and reduce the potential for environmental contamination; (2) improved soil and tillage practices that preserve soil quality, and (3) improved analytical methods. Clientele are university research and extension faculty, Extension Educators, Natural Resource District personnel, crop consultants, and commercial laboratories. Soil and plant samples are submitted to the laboratory and fees are charged to cover operating costs.
Kenneth Frank, Associate Professor

Department of Agronomy

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

phone: 402/472-1571

fax: 402/472-1396

E-mail: agro111@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

Tech-Prep Articulation

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

5
Consortium members' secondary students in public schools
Articulation of high school courses with MCC, secondary and postsecondary curriculum integration workshops, faculty and staff development workshops, summer internships for secondary faculty and staff, classroom connecting activities, i.e., tours, occupational teleconferences, etc.
1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2243

oanderson@metropo.mccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges

The Executive Education Program for Professionals

Classification:

5, 6
Upper-level managers in the business community
Provides a general management overview that will enhance non-business and business educated professional's skills which will be needed to succeed in the competitive environment, now and in the future. Although the program can and will be presented to a variety of non-business professionals, the initial offering is being presented to physicians, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, seeking formal education on how businesses should operate.
This program takes a practical, case study oriented approach to teaching business fundamentals in marketing, management, finance and strategic planning. The program incorporates the expertise of College of Business Administration faculty to present a five-part program that will provide participants the foundational skills necessary to make better-informed business decisions.
Bill Swanson

Assistant Dean

College of Business Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha

60th & Dodge Streets

Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: (402)554-3656

Fax: (402) 554-3747

E-mail: bswanson@unomaha.edu

 

Sector: University

The Gallup Research Center

Classification:

5, 6, 7
Government agencies, researchers, Gallup Organization
Provides a vehicle for developing the connection between basic and applied research in terms of survey methods; provides direct benefit to the Gallup Organization. Also, faculty associated with the Center deliver courses off-campus to Gallup staff in east Lincoln
Surveys, research, consultation, contracts, coursework
Dr. Allan McCutcheon, Director

472-6071

723 Oldfather

 

Sector: University

The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship

Classification:

5
Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs including business owners who desire to build significant companies. A second audience is teachers, faculty and trainers who develop entrepreneurs at all levels of education
Entrepreneurship Training: Professional training is offered through seminars and workshops focusing on the following issues:

Family Business Entrepreneurial Finance

Franchising Small Business Management

Opportunity Screening International Trade

Accounting for Entrepreneurs Technological Entrepreneurship

Systems Design for Entrepreneurs

Business Consulting program: Teams of MBA students work with business owners to research specific areas of concern and make professional recommendations for solutions and/or improvements. Issues include marketing plans, market research, information systems design, productivity, international trade, personnel and other business issues.

Entrepreneurship Instructor Certification: Teachers, business persons, and community leaders may become certified entrepreneurship instructors through a new certificate program. In their 24 hours of classroom training participants tailor curriculum to their community, learn successful active teaching strategies, and practice what they have learned on their classmates.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): A partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the business community based on the philosophy that students learn best by studying, practicing, and teaching free enterprise. SIFE sponsors conferences such as Women Entrepreneurs Conference, Annual Nebraska Conference on Productivity and Entrepreneurship, a summer entrepreneurship camp for high school students, and numerous other life long educational activities for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Robin D. Anderson, Director

Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship

CBA 209

Lincoln, Ne 68588-0487

Phone: 402-472-3353

Fax: 402-472-5855

Email: nce@unlinfo.unl.edu

Web Page: http://www.cba.unl.edu/mgt/entrepreneurship/index.html

 

Sector: University

Tractor Test Results (Nebraska Tractor Test Lab)

Classification:

5
* Farm population in Nebraska, plus national and international audiences

* Tractor manufacturing industry worldwide

* Educational institutions including Agricultural Engineering programs throughout the world

* Farm Machinery marketing organizations including dealerships

* Governmental organizations worldwide - specifically those dealing with legal requirements for road machinery and imports

Independent testing of tractors for the US industry, the data from the tests are distributed through test reports and a yearly summary booklet. This distribution is worldwide and enables dissemination of data to Africa, Europe, South America, the Middle East and the Far East. The reports are referenced in a number of scientific journals as well as in textbooks for academic and popular use.

In addition laboratory personnel are in continuous contact with numerous clients who have specific questions on the performance of current and older tractor models. The archives of previous tractor test files are a source for collectors and historians and the contents are featured in a number of books.

Annually published booklets on tractor test results

* Tours and lectures are given to groups who visit the laboratory

* Lectures given on request at state, national, and international meetings

* Subscription to reports and booklets and sale of single reports and booklets.

Dr. Leonard Bashford, Laboratory Director

phone: 402/472-1627

fax: 402/472-6338

Room 203 L.W. Chase Hall, East Campus

Lincoln, NE 68583-0726

E-mail: Bsen052@unlvm.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

University of Nebraska Engineering Extension

Nebraska Industrial Competitiveness Service (NICS) (affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Classification:

5
Manufacturers in Nebraska with emphasis on small to medium-sized companies. The Nebraska Directory of Manufacturers provides an excellent guideline for the potential clientele.
Engineering Extension carries out direct client service projects of a short term nature which under formal agreements with clients. Projects are aimed at improving the productivity and profitability of the client through engineering and technology. Services can include continuing education and training.
Engineering Extension Field Engineers, located throughout the state, work directly with client companies to assess needs. Services are either provided by the field engineer or coordinated where the resources brought to bear may come from other NICS service providers, faculty of the university, federal laboratories or the private sector. Service in the future will include distance learning through multimedia methods where topics of mutual interest can be offered to several clients simultaneously. In-house training and education can be tailored specifically to an individual client's needs.
Mr. Thomas W. Spilker, Director Engineering Extension

W191 Nebraska Hall UNL

Lincoln, NE 68588-0535

(402) 472-5600

Fax (402) 472-0015

tspilker@unlinfo.unl.edu

 

Sector: University

University of Nebraska Engineering Extension

University Center Program sponsored by the Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Classification:

5
Business and industry, public and non-profit organizations, and individuals. Focus is on the construction industry under the topic of Construction Extension.
Direct service is offered to clients in the form of information and linkage to university faculty. Service also can include continuing education and training. Topics relate to engineering and technology, however, a promotional focus is on issues of concern to the construction industry.
Engineering Extension staff interact directly with clients through telephone and personal conversation. Increased emphasis is being placed on the use of the Internet through the College of Engineering and Technology's site on the World Wide Web. In addition, future continuing education will make use of distance learning, multimedia methods.
Ms. Trish Cieslik, University Center Director

Engineering Extension

W191 Nebraska Hall UNL

Lincoln, NE 68588-0535

(402) 472-5625

Fax (402) 472-0015

pcieslik@unlinfo.unl.edu

http://www.nuengr.unl.edu/ConsExt.html

 

Sector: University

Water Sciences Center (Nebraska Research Initiative Center)

Classification:

5
Business, agriculture, government agencies
Explores groundwater issues, water pollution controls, irrigation systems, and other water sciences issues; work is closely related to regional and state environmental agencies and to Nebraska ranching and agriculture
Consulting, directed scientific studies
Dr. Bob Volk, Director

472-3305

Natural Resources Hall 103

 

Sector: University

Workforce Development Institute

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

5
Companies, chambers of commerce, governmental units (e.g., Department of Labor, Department of Economic Development)
Consulting, job analysis and needs analysis for education and training, skills assessments (Work Keys), certification exams via Prometric (Microsoft, Novell, Nebraska real estate license, FAA pilot and ground crew, etc.)
1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2577

jcarper@metropo.mccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges

Workforce Development Institute™

Metropolitan Community College Area

Classification:

5
Adults, all educational levels
Consulting, training, skills assessments (Work Keys), certification exams via Prometric (Microsoft, Novell, Nebraska real estate license, FAA pilot and ground crew, etc.)
1-800-228-9553

(402) 457-2577

jcarper@metropo.mccneb.edu

 

Sector: Community Colleges