Case Western Reserve among 18 universities funded by nonprofit New America; fellowship aims to shape future policies, technologies

Case Western Reserve University will host a fellowship next year to train future leaders in advancing racial and social justice, climate action, data equity and human rights in the technology field.

The nonprofit New America awarded a combined $2.3 million to Case Western Reserve and 17 other universities to “bolster efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in technology development,” the organization announced Oct. 28.

For up to eight students accepted into the pilot of this fellowship at Case Western Reserve, it represents a chance to become future leaders in a fast-changing field in Northeast Ohio, said Nick Barendt, executive director of the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) and leader of the program at Case Western Reserve.

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