Exploring the intersection of tech and society

Applications for the 22-23 program will open on this page in spring 2022

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About Student Fellows

The Student Fellows are a diverse and interdisciplinary group, representing colleges and specializations across the University of Nebraska. Students divide into interdisciplinary groups to complete creative research projects in during the fall semester that will inform the development of a podcast episode in the spring. Similar to the Faculty Fellows program, the goal of the NGTC’s Student Fellows initiative is to familiarize students with the nuances of working with professionals from other academic backgrounds, incorporating their diverse perspectives and vocabularies in order to better inform their own work. Student Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend Faculty Fellow research presentations, getting a better sense of the academic research process and what makes for a successful academic research initiative.

“The NGTC Student Fellowship is a valuable opportunity that provides graduate students from across the University the chance to connect with others interested in learning about the intersection of science, technology, and policy. Fellows come together to make connections, learn about substantive and pertinent issues in technology, and work together to choose topics for innovative research projects that connect with the community. Through the program, fellows hone skill sets and experiences from their backgrounds and disciplines, to learn from each other to create technologically and policy-driven projects aimed to spark conversation and change.”

Morgan Armstrong, 21-22 Student Fellow
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2021-2022 Fellows

The second class of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Student Fellows program is underway, with students from graduate programs from across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Members of the class come from a diverse range of programs — from integrated media communications, to computer engineering, to law — while sharing an interest in exploring the pressing issues technology fosters within society from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Meet the Fellows