CEHS and nearly 40 partners from Omaha to Scottsbluff are serving Nebraskans who are deaf or hard of hearing through three hearing aid banks.
More than 10,000 people have received life-changing hearing aids since the first hearing aid bank began in 1981.
The Prairie Nebraska project is addressing the state's shortage of school psychologists in rural areas by training 10
rural Nebraska residents using a “grow-your-own” program leading to state certification in school psychology.
More than 150 students from 14 high schools across the state have participated in the
Upstarts Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
The program engages students to work in teams to generate solutions for real issues that local business owners,
organizations and communities are facing.
The Indigenous ROOTS for School Leaders program is in its second year training 7 Indigenous school principals,
to address the rising demand among reservation schools to place American Indian role models in classrooms and as
CEHS is preparing the educators, health providers, entrepreneurs, and professionals that Nebraska urgently needs.
from CEHS each year, more than any other institution in the state
in 94 countries across the globe
UNL does its best to set up graduates for success so they have the solid foundation needed to excel in clubs, restaurants, hotels,
tourism, events, and human resources. That means we can work literally anywhere and in any industry.
Impactful Research and Creative Activity
In FY23, CEHS scholars set records for sponsored program awards and research expenditures.
CEHS early childhood faculty and partners are leading a $2 million statewide initiative to develop a Responsive Equitable
System for Preparing Early Childhood Teachers (RESPECT) Across Nebraska to ensure high-quality early care and education from birth
through grade three for all Nebraska children and families.
Research in CEHS is exploring the use of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology to facilitate communication for
people with severe physical impairments, due to diagnoses such cerebral palsy, across the lifespan. This research at the AAC
Translation Lab will help understand how individuals learn to use BCI, and predictors for success, so they can be matched with
the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that is best for them.
Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is supporting CEHS research
on breastmilk consumption and brain development. Research in this field could lead to the development of new infant formulas
fortified with specific nutritional enhancements.
Through the “Animating History” project, Husker scholars are working with high school teachers to create an open-education
resource for students who want to create history-based films. The project takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance
knowledge in areas no single discipline can achieve on its own.