Hebets recognized at inaugural Nebraska Women in STEM conference

Photo Credit: Eileen Hebets and Bob Wilhelm at the conference
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 12:28

Eileen Hebets, Charles Bessey Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, received the Outstanding Woman in STEM award at the inaugural Nebraska Women in STEM Conference on March 23.

Hebets' research focuses on understanding the diversity associated with communication systems, currently on intra-specific communication relating to reproductive behavior. Her lab uses various arachnid groups to ask questions relating to the evolution and function of animal signals. She was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2019, and her work is regularly recognized.

Nebraska Women in STEM provides opportunities for Nebraska's professional women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to develop professionally, make connections, and promote policies that increase the number of women in STEM. It is a partnership between Bio Nebraska and Nebraska Cures.