Natural & Social Sciences

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College of Natural & Social Sciences

Science is all around us. How we act, the environments in which we live, the laws that govern us, the physiological, psychological, and pragmatic elements that impact our lives are studied here at UNK. Discover more about the Natural & Social Science departments:

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Career in Chemistry: Exstrom builds up students, UNK’s research reputation

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Career in Chemistry: Exstrom builds up students, UNK’s research reputation

By JAN TREFFER THOMPSON UNK Communications Inside a University of Nebraska at Kearney laboratory, two chemical elements have just become tungsten selenide. Argon that surrounded the reaction has just been purged from the container. It’s time for a heat treatment. Later, scientists will check the compound’s composition in a Raman spectrometer and use an x-ray […]

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