Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

ALEC Department Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Communication

Forsberg photo featured on Nebraska's sesquicentennial stamp
Students in AESC Class

Communicating the Science of Life

What is AESC?

What is AESC?

The Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications program (AESC) is in the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC).

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We Now Have an AESC Minor

We now have an AESC Minor!

If you want a minor that will really be noticed by prospective employers, this is it!

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Explore Our Program

Explore Our Program

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication is a versatile major that combines communications skills with science so you’ll be ready for many career options.

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Student walking across East Campus
Bee flying into a flower in the East Campus arboretum
The newly rennovated East Campus Rec center

What’s on the UNL East Campus?

The East Campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a growing, friendly and exciting place – you’ll feel at home from your first day!

A workout at the East Campus Recreation Center may start your day, followed by classes, a stop at the UNL Dairy Store, then a stroll through the UNL Arboretum. The Nebraska East Union is a hub for great food, meetings and studying, as well as for bowling at Lanes ‘n Games, home of UNL’s champion bowling team.

Bus service between East Campus, City Campus and Nebraska Innovation Campus makes it a breeze to get to classes.

East Campus is more than friends, fun and food: it’s where you’ll study with some of the best professors in the world, preparing for a career that feeds the hungry, preserves natural resources and makes the world a healthier place.

Platte Basin Timelapse

Platte Basin Timelapse

Two AESC faculty members, Michael Farrell and Michael Forsberg, use the power of photography and storytelling to show the Platte River Basin in motion. The Platte Basin Timelapse project follows the Platte River Basin through the lenses of time-lapse cameras placed along the river’s 900 miles.

Professors Farrell and Forsberg teach Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Strategic Discussions for Nebraska


Strategic Discussions for Nebraska

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is a publication produced with the assistance of students enrolled in ALEC 480, the capstone course for AESC students. Students interview UNL faculty researchers, then write stories for the publication based on those interviews.

The goal is to explain scientific research clearly and accurately so a general audience can understand and trust the information.

For more information, contact Mary Garbacz at mgarbacz2@unl.edu or at 402-472-7119

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Contact Us

We can answer all your questions about the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program!

For general questions, contact:
Jenny Gravely, AESC Office Assistant
108 Agricultural Communications Building
jgravely2@unl.edu
402-472-2808

For questions related to advising, contact:
Karen Cannon, Ph.D., AESC Lead Advisor
108 Agricultural Communications Building
kcannon2@unl.edu
402-472-7800

History of AESC

History of AESC

Communicating agricultural information to Nebraskans was first mentioned in 1887. It’s even more important today – and that is why Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications exists. It’s different now, but communicating for the public good remains the same.

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