David Vail to highlight STEM, humanities history of Nebraska ag at Warner Lecture

David Vail
David Vail

WHAT: Warner Lecture Series, “Field Notes: Exploring the STEM-Humanities History of Nebraska’s Agriculture.”
SPEAKER: David Vail, assistant professor of history
WHEN: 3 p.m., Aug. 30
WHERE: Copeland Hall 142
COST: Free and open to the public
HOST: College of Arts and Sciences

KEARNEY – An upcoming presentation at UNK will highlight how rural areas offer crucial opportunities for STEM and humanities students and scholars to work together.

David Vail, assistant professor of history, is the featured speaker at the Warner Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Vails’s talk, “Field Notes: Exploring the STEM-Humanities History of Nebraska’s Agriculture,” is at 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at UNK’s Copeland Hall room 142. Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, the event is free and open to the public.

“Field Notes” will explore the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and humanities history of Nebraska agriculture.

“Our state has played a central role in agricultural science exploration, technological innovation, environmental hazard studies, conservation efforts and contributions to global food security,” Vail said.

Nebraska’s rural, agricultural past can serve as a guidepost for contemporary political and scientific challenges around climate change, crop disease, chemical toxicity and drought, added Vail.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of UNK’s growth in both STEM and humanities and welcome this opportunity to connect the environmental, agricultural and scientific history of Nebraska to encourage our community to pursue interdisciplinary relationships.”

The Warner Lecture Series is hosted to recognize the service of Charles J. Warner and Jerome Warner, two prominent Nebraska state senators – father and son – who played a significant role in UNK’s history.

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