Mamo has an NSF project focused on a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional soil science education project. She recently received the University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award. Mamo has secured funding for studies on sorghum production systems in Africa, and she co-developed a global food security course. She teaches instructional efforts with farmers in Ethiopia and is currently developing online lessons in earth and environmental sciences. Mamo has taught more than 2,000 students since 2000.