What is Worlds of Connections?

Worlds of Connections (2018–2023) is a University of Nebraska–Lincoln-led Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) that is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our long-term goals are to 1) enhance the diversity of the bio-behavioral and biomedical workforce by increasing interest in network science among members of underrepresented minority communities and to 2) promote public understanding of the benefits of NIH-funded research for public health.

Which disciplines use network science?

Network science is a new approach to answering difficult questions in many fields, such as social science, economics, biology, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, primatology, neuroscience, genetics, virology, and more.  It is the study of connections that are often complex and hard to see.  Network science offers expanding career possibilities and sparks discoveries that advance health interventions.