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April 6, 2012 at 1:31pm

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Meet the Drone Lab’s student researchers

Recently, the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications was fortunate to have three students receive Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences grants for the 2012-2013 school year. The students are going to be involved in all aspects of the lab, from researching ethics to building platforms. Here’s who they are and a little about them:

Ben Kreimer is a senior journalism major from Lincoln, Neb. He was interested in joining the lab because it combines his journalism and creative problem solving interests with his fascination for designing and creating flying machines. Plus, he is interested in studying the legal, ethical and regulatory considerations of aerial drone technology.

Travis Shafer is a junior journalism major from Sioux Falls, S.D. He was interested in joining the lab because he enjoys programming, mathematics and new forms of media.

Daniel Wheaton is a freshman broadcasting major from Cozad, Neb. He was interested in joining because of the ethical aspects of the Drone Journalism Lab, and because of the novelty of being a drone pilot. Outside of the lab, Daniel writes for the Daily Nebraskan, and competes in UNL’s speech and debate team.

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