NWU Alumnus, Scientist Returns to Campus to Discuss "New Crops for Uncommon Purposes"
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Brandon Schlautman, Fetzen Science Lecture

NWU alumnus Brandon Schlautman returns to campus on April 4 to deliver the annual Fetzer Science Lecture. His lecture is titled, "New Crops for Uncommon Purposes: Using Plants to Save Ourselves."

Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus Brandon Schlautman will return to campus on Thursday, April 4 to deliver the annual Fetzer Science Lecture.

Schlautman earned his bachelor's degree in biology from NWU in 2012. In 2016, he earned his Ph.D. in plant breeding and plant genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today the Lincoln native is the lead scientist for perennial legumes at The Land Institute, a science-based research organization that works to develop an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices.

Schlautman's lecture, "New Crops for Uncommon Purposes: Using Plants to Save Ourselves," begins at 7 p.m. in Olin A Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and Saint Paul Ave.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Amos Fetzer and Alice Fetzer Memorial Lecture was established by Dr. W.R. Fetzer (1917) in memory of his parents. The lectureship is designed to bring to campus distinguished scholars in science, math, computer science, and the environment.