Student Voices: Fellowships & Industry Research Internships
Laurie Jones (Los Alamos National Lab)
"This summer I worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a graduate student researcher. It was really exciting because I was able to work hands on within the government lab and get a glimpse of what that entails. It was great to see all the diverse work that was being done and how my interests were reflected in that. I came out having pushed myself to achieve our project goals and motivated to bring that into my personal research. There was also a fun connection because the people I worked with had collaborated with a past CU Information Science PhD!"
Shamika Klassen (UX Design Research Intern, Substantial)
"At Substantial, I conducted research for an Ed-Tech company including interviews and a co-design session to distill insights on how early faculty can be supported in teaching underserved STEM undergraduates. I also worked with the other intern on a capstone project to create an Equity-Centered Design Maturity Assessment Tool. In addition to research, I received professional development as a burgeoning UX Researcher and facilitated a workshop on the Black Mirror Writer’s Room Exercise with the design team. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my first industry internship and look forward to collaborating with them again in the future."
Jessie Smith (Google Fellowship)
"I am so grateful to have been awarded a PhD fellowship from Google for my research on fairness and transparency in recommender systems. Getting funded from big tech gives me a great chance to show that AI ethics research is important outside of academia, and gives me an opportunity to tap into the industry while completing my PhD."
Janghee Cho (Meta Fellowship)
"I am honored to have been awarded the Meta PhD Research Fellowship. Meta offered me a Fellowship with the AR/VR Future Technologies team to conduct studies to envision future technologies for remote workers’ wellbeing. I’m excited to generate new ideas on how AR/VR technologies can be situated in a home with a focus on social interaction for two years."