I am pleased and honored to have been named a a SENCER Leadership Fellow by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). The SENCER network represents a commitment by STEM faculty and administrators, both locally and nationally, who are deeply aware of the critical role science plays in cultivating and maintaining a healthy society and functioning democracy. It was a pleasure to host former Executive Director Wm. David Burns as a visiting speaker at UNL and to engage with the SENCER community in recent years. I look forward to continuing to contribute to SENCER and NCSCE in the years to come.