Baseball vs. Minnesota
Ronnie Green talks about Nebraska players selected in the NFL draft. Green also talks about Nebraska Engineering researchers working on an innovative new sensor that detects chemicals present in the body when someone is sick.
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[00:00:00.200]All right, thank you, Ben.
[00:00:01.200]We are delighted to be joined by the Chancellor
[00:00:02.860]of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Ronnie Green.
[00:00:04.860]It was a big week for Nebraska student athletes.
[00:00:07.170]Everybody's attention last weekend
[00:00:08.670]was on the NFL Draft, Chancellor,
[00:00:10.270]and it went well for some Huskers.
[00:00:12.700]Anything about that surprise you?
[00:00:14.610]What'd you think of the Draft?
[00:00:15.700]Yeah, an exciting time
[00:00:16.670]for some of our former Husker players
[00:00:19.100]and in the NFL Draft period time, you know,
[00:00:22.250]and to have a couple of people picked up in the round,
[00:00:25.470]second round of the Draft,
[00:00:27.100]certainly Cam Jurgens going to the Eagles
[00:00:30.460]and Cam Taylor-Britt going to the Bengals.
[00:00:32.450]A big deal for them.
[00:00:34.610]Really happy and proud for them.
[00:00:36.200]And Samori Toure in the 7th round going to the Packers.
[00:00:39.510]And then, a raft of our folks in the free agent line
[00:00:45.350]with Austin and Damien and JoJo and Ben and Deontay.
[00:00:48.790]So excited for all of them at this point in their careers,
[00:00:52.240]achieving an opportunity to play in the NFL
[00:00:56.170]and move forward in that way.
[00:00:57.550]It'll be fun to see what they'd all do at the next level.
[00:01:01.020]And we'll be proud and cheering them on
[00:01:03.370]wherever they're playing.
[00:01:04.810]A big story developing in Cam Jurgens.
[00:01:07.270]As I mentioned earlier, we know him from Beatrice,
[00:01:11.480]tight end in high school.
[00:01:13.700]Scott and Coach frost saw potential
[00:01:16.210]in him early as a center.
[00:01:19.130]What goes on now and tests incredibly well
[00:01:21.480]in the NFL combine picked up
[00:01:22.910]in the second round of the Draft.
[00:01:25.330]You know, big comments from Eagles pro center, Jason Kelsey.
[00:01:28.830]Called him his favorite player in the Draft.
[00:01:31.190]Those are pretty big words.
[00:01:32.608]So happy for him.
[00:01:35.130]A total of 366 Huskers have been selected
[00:01:38.280]in the NFL Draft since 1936 through this year.
[00:01:41.900]So very proud of that statistic
[00:01:44.160]and looking forward to seeing great things
[00:01:46.430]from these players that are now Drafted.
[00:01:48.773]As you know, they put these players
[00:01:49.810]through a battery of tests on their way to the Draft.
[00:01:52.932]They do even psych evaluations of all them.
[00:01:55.630]Nebraska researchers are developing a new tool
[00:01:58.130]to monitor and test for disease.
[00:02:00.640]Tell us more about this.
[00:02:02.400]Yeah, well, Greg, this is some exciting work
[00:02:04.500]coming out of our Mechanical
[00:02:05.910]and Materials Engineering Department
[00:02:07.790]in the College of Engineering here at UNL.
[00:02:10.770]Our research team led there by Eric Markvicka,
[00:02:14.540]Professor in Mechanical and Materials engineering,
[00:02:17.110]and also involving students,
[00:02:18.910]including computer science sophomore
[00:02:20.650]Bridget Peterkin from Omaha,
[00:02:22.870]who's working on a part of this work,
[00:02:26.150]have developed a way to detect volatile organic compounds
[00:02:31.600]that are excreted in the human skin
[00:02:33.530]and maybe in our breath as we exhale
[00:02:36.170]that are used to diagnose onset of disease
[00:02:39.530]or that can be used in that way to be a early diagnosis.
[00:02:45.080]This particular work uses a sensor
[00:02:47.390]as an electronic nose to pick up
[00:02:49.500]those volatile organic compounds.
[00:02:51.820]And then it transmits the results of that
[00:02:54.540]to a smartphone app that the student, Bridget,
[00:02:57.720]I mentioned earlier has been working to develop.
[00:03:01.864](coughs) So this could be a really powerful way
[00:03:06.260]for us to process aiding disease diagnosis.
[00:03:09.870]This work has already been chosen as one of three winners
[00:03:13.610]at a competition for Design of Medical Devices Conference,
[00:03:17.100]just this past month in Minneapolis.
[00:03:19.960]And it's being used in a pilot study to be tested
[00:03:23.000]on two groups of patients at UNMC currently.
[00:03:25.970]So exciting work here in Nebraska engineering,
[00:03:29.540]leading research that's impressive, innovative, and timely,
[00:03:33.220]in this case in early disease diagnosis
[00:03:36.370]with this electronic sensor.
And that is remarkable.
[00:03:41.113]Thank you so much for sharing all that with us.
[00:03:42.880]We wanna wish all the students good luck.
[00:03:44.490]Finals start in a couple days.
[00:03:45.720]We're gonna get this baseball team
[00:03:46.820]home from Minneapolis.
[00:03:47.826]So they can take their finals.
[00:03:48.840]We're in that time of year, right,
[00:03:50.420]where the students have been gearing up this past week
[00:03:54.040]for finals and final projects and whatnot.
[00:03:57.100]And then leading up to commencement coming here
[00:03:59.970]in just a week's time in Memorial Stadium
[00:04:02.160]with a very large graduating class
[00:04:04.130]that we're gonna be celebrating and really proud of.
[00:04:06.110]Fantastic, good to see you.
[00:04:07.150]Yup, go Big Red.
There he is, Ronnie Green
[00:04:08.760]with us here on our pre-game.
[00:04:09.740]We're back with first pitch.
[00:04:10.630]Huskers and Gophers coming up next here
[00:04:12.570]on the Huskers Radio Network.
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