December 21, 2017
Lincoln, Neb. — The demand for skilled graduates in food, agriculture, renewable resources and STEM is on the rise. Between 2015 and 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture expects 57,900 annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s degrees or higher in those areas. High school and transfer students can take their first step towards filling one of these openings by attending the Experience the Power of Red Visit Day on March 15.
The event is an opportunity to learn more about the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
During the Experience the Power of Red Visit Day, attendees will explore the university’s East Campus, and meet current CASNR faculty, staff and students. Students can learn about the college’s 30 academic programs and one pre-professional program in areas such as animals, plants, soil, climate, golf, business, mechanization, leadership, food and forensic science.
“The programs in CASNR prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s greatest challenges,” said CASNR College Relations Director, Sue Ellen Pegg. “Attending Experience the Power of Red Visit Day allows students to gain a true sense of the CASNR community. Since this event is held on a Thursday when classes are in session, it gives visitors the opportunity to experience life as a student at Nebraska.”
The visit will begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and a browsing session, where students get a brief introduction to each department in the college. Following a welcome at 9:15 a.m., students and parents will attend academic sessions that offer more in-depth information about each academic program. The event concludes with lunch and a scholarship drawing at 11:15 am. Optional tours of City Campus and East Campus will begin at noon.
Advance registration is required by March 8. To register, visit http://go.unl.edu/casnrvisitday.
Sue Ellen Pegg
College Relations Director
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources