The University of Nebraska State Museum's next Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families explored insects. The program took place on Jan. 19 at Morrill Hall.
Tiffany Heng-Moss, professor of entomology and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, introduced children and families to one of the most successful groups of organisms on the planet - insects. We learn about insect diversity and why they look the way they do in this up-close encounter. Visitors had the opportunity to hold hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, giant millipedes and other arthropods.
Associate Dean of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and professor of entomology, Tiffany Heng-Moss is one of two recipients to receive the 2013 National Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences. Heng-Moss enjoys teaching students about the world of insects. One of her primary teaching responsibilities is an introductory insect biology course, which is taken by about 200 students per semester at UNL. Heng-Moss also provides leadership for the development and implementation of the insect science bachelor's degree program.