Mr. Gartner joined Nebraska EPSCoR in 2010 following a nearly 10 year career in the Budget and Fiscal Division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. His resume also includes extensive budgetary and accounting experience working in the banking, financial services and insurance fields. Mr. Gartner received his Associates of Business Administration degree in 1980 while employed in the banking industry. The opportunity to contribute to enhancing the strength of Nebraska's research and innovation growth through the efforts of Nebraska EPSCoR is an exciting challenge for Mr. Gartner.
Ms. Busboom earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in Nutritional Science & Dietetics and had a minor in Agriculture Leadership Education & Communication. She previously worked as EFNEP Extension Assistant with Nebraska Extension. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at UNL in Youth Development. With Nebraska EPSCoR, she leads outreach efforts including Young Nebraska Scientists: bringing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities to students and classrooms throughout the state.
Ms. Simnitt began her career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as Secretary to the Director of the School of Biological Sciences. She then took advantage of an opportunity to work for a private tuition payment company in Lincoln. In 2001, Nebraska EPSCoR needed additional staff to support the increased funding and programs that had been added over the past few years. Ms. Simnitt joined Nebraska EPSCoR to support this success and return to the research/academic setting. Ms. Simnitt received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Administrative Secretarial from Southeast Community College-Lincoln.
Ms. Wilbeck earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, with dual majors in Magazine Journalism and Policy Studies. She also completed a certificate program in Nonprofit Management while working at the University of Washington. Her experience includes communications work with a K-12 school, a trade association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering. She enjoys sharing stories of how Nebraska EPSCoR research collaborations serve the world (starting with the state of Nebraska), and helping advance STEM resources.