The National Science Foundation’s National Research Traineeship program at Nebraska started in January 2018 with five students: two Ph.D. students and three master’s students. The program is designed to add five more students each fall semester. All of our students come from different backgrounds but share an interest in ensuring the sustainability and resilience of earth’s agro-ecosystems. They bring together their unique life experiences, outlooks, and aspirations to break current barriers to solving overriding ecological issues and improving the world now and for future generations. Click on the names of the students spotlighted below to read their stories and see how your story can fit at the University of Nebraska. At UNL, your story matters!