NSRI to be recognized at Nov 7 Huskers game

November 05, 2015

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska, a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), will be recognized at the Nebraska Cornhuskers football match-up with the Michigan State University Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 7.   During the first quarter break, University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, Ph.D., will invite Lt Gen, USAF (ret) Bob Hinson, NSRI Executive Director, on field for live recognition of the NSRI.  A special feature video will be played, demonstrating the goal and marching orders for the University of Nebraska institute; to keep this country safe.  View the video, here.   

The Nov. 7 Huskers game will serve as military appreciation day, as the date falls close to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.  The NSRI is an initiative that is focused on serving our men and women in uniform, with the mission of partnering with U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) to conduct research that helps combat weapons of mass destruction. 

UARC Program Manager Mark Cromer will be a guest speaker at President Bounds’ pregame tailgate, giving remarks on the NSRI partnership with USSTRATCOM, which Cromer states “provides an invaluable understanding of CWMD requirements gaps, requiring significant research solutions.  The UARC is a rapid response way to meet research requirements.”   

The NSRI will be discussed by University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, with Greg Sharpe, the “Voice of the Huskers”, during the halftime radio broadcast on the Husker Sports Network.

The President’s halftime broadcast is a part of a regular series that includes President Bounds and Sharpe discussing the University’s impact across Nebraska, and in the case of the NSRI, across the nation.  This week, Bounds and Sharpe will discuss the cutting edge research propelled by the NSRI and the value those innovations bring not just to Nebraska but to the safety and security of the nation.  The NSRI is a unique research center at the University of Nebraska that engages in DoD research to further national security, operating in partnership with USSTRATCOM.  The NSRI is one of 13 established UARC’s nationwide. 

Kick-off for the Cornhuskers home game against Michigan State University is listed at 6:00 p.m. The Husker Sports Network will carry the game, and a list of broadcast affiliates can be found here. In Omaha, KFAB (1110 AM) will carry the game and halftime interview. It can also be heard through the iHeartRadio Network’s smartphone application and SiriusXM.

Listen to halftime interview, on-demand, here

About NSRI
Founded in 2012, the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska is the only University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in the country dedicated to delivering solutions for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and across other federal agencies. NSRI provides research and development for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other governmental agencies in multiple mission-critical competency areas — including development of medical countermeasures to WMD; nuclear detection and forensics; consequence management; chemical and biological weapons detection; and space, cyber, and telecom law. Learn more at nsri.nebraska.edu.