The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) held its first Student Fellows retreat from August 26th through August 28th in Ashland, Nebraska. Complete with overnight lodging rooms and dining options, the Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center warmly welcomed us as the retreat unfolded. Following introductions on Friday evening, there was a guided night hike and Center campfire.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) has announced its third class of student fellows. The student fellows are drawn from graduate programs across the University of Nebraska—Lincoln; these programs include political science, business, chemistry, law, and more. NGTC Student Fellows will enact an interdisciplinary approach to the challenges facing technology in society.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center has announced its third class of faculty fellows.
The fellows are a cohort of academics who are drawn from across the university and are interested in the challenges of changing technology. Each of the faculty fellows approach their research with an interdisciplinary inclination. The goal of the Fellows program is to form a unit of academics who study technology in interdisciplinary terms: transposing language from their chosen field into the study of technology involving law, humanities, sciences, and other fields.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) is proud to announce that the fall semester of the NGTC’s Student Fellows Program was a resounding success, with five student groups completing a diverse range of projects, ranging from a “Safe Space” for warm, comfortable discussion of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to a short story entitled “Starfall” ab
This fall Student Fellows Bogac Canbaz and Garrett Wirka (College of Engineering) and Josh Lee (College of Law) collaborated on a project exploring issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, including an analysis of relevant Nebraska law addressing the issue, and an examination of high-profile accidents involving self-driving vehicles and the causes behind those collisions.
This fall Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Student Fellows Jeffrey Owusu-Ansah (College of Law) and Mei Fong Looi (College of Business) collaborated on a project exploring restrictions on online speech in other countries, and how they are applied to American media platforms.
Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Student Fellows Paige Ross and Alicia Christensen of the University of Nebraska College of Law and Ece Baskol of the College of Business finished their semester-long research into Section 230 of the United States Communications Decency Act by holding a Section 230 “Safe Space;” taking an afternoon to create a creative, cozy space in the law school student lounge where students, staff, and faculty could stop by to discuss any questions they might have about the controversial act, recently featured prominently in the
This fall Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Student Fellows Izuchukwu Mbaraonye (College of Business) and David Ornelas (College of Journalism and Mass Communications) collaborated on a project examining how technology companies that develop innovations that are likely to be realized in the medium- to long- term tend to invest heavily in political lobbying to mitigate risks that their future technologies will be subject to aggressive regulatory regimes.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center has announced its second class of faculty fellows.
The fellows are academics with an interdisciplinary inclination who are interested in the challenges of changing technology and are drawn from across the university. The program also includes a smaller number of visiting fellows from other institutions.