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Brewing Innovation Spaces

Fellows from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and their faculty sponsor share lessons they learned from hosting a regional meetup on November 3-5, 2016. by UWM University Innovation Fellows and Dr. Ilya Avdeev Are you thinking about hosting a regional University Innovation Fellows meetup at your fine academic institution? Do you want to learn more about […]

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Spaces for Innovation: 12 Suggestions

Google “space for innovation” and several hundred results will show up. The difference between this piece and others is that I compiled it on my flight back to Milwaukee and after visiting some of the most inspiring innovation spaces in Silicon Valley. Without further ado, I would like to present to you, 12 architectural suggestions to make a space for innovation: […]

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Four Student Ambassadors Launch Innovation Space Venture, BetaVersity

Congratulations to Student Ambassadors Sean Maroni (NCSU), Lucas Arzola (UC Davis), Blake Marggraff (Washington University St. Louis), and Jared Karp (UC Berkeley) who launched BetaVersity this past April. BetaVersity designs and installs prototyping labs and ‘design kitchens’ for students to not only cook up new ideas, but also to make them a reality. For a […]

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Announcing the 2023 Cohort of University Innovation Fellows

Congratulations to the 242 students from 63 higher education institutions in 15 countries who have been named University Innovation Fellows this year!  The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex […]

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Diseña Tu Vida Universitaria

How can we help students design a fulfilling university experience? By Valeria Aguayo, Danae Chipoco Haro and Diego Muñoz—University Innovation Fellows from Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología I’m excited, it is the first week of the semester. I’m going to study a lot, I’m not going to fail any course. I think about the classes […]

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242 students named University Innovation Fellows for 2022

Congratulations to the 242 students from 66 higher education institutions in 16 countries who have been named University Innovation Fellows this year!  The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex […]

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Just Breathe

My anxiety and grief management journal By Navya Chelluboyina, University Innovation Fellow from Kakinada Institute of Engineering and Technology Editor’s note: This article mentions suicide This article was featured in the Perspectives section of the latest edition of the journal, Change Forward, published by the University Innovation Fellows program. Read the journal online here. Working from […]

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Resources from the 2022 Silicon Valley Meetup

2022 Silicon Valley Meetup Resources Photos View the album on Flickr Agendas March 18-20 March 19-21 March 20-22 Sessions & Facilitators Introduction to Social Innovation: Design for Extreme Affordability – Manasa Yeturu and Stuart Coulson Designing for Belonging – Susie Wise (download the workshop materials here) Empathy Gym: Working out your perspective-taking muscles! – Meenu […]

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Call for Articles

Call for Articles: Change Forward Journal Would you like to have your voice included in a print journal distributed to the UIF community and university presidents?  We’re seeking articles for the third edition of Change Forward, an annual publication that features work by Fellows and Faculty Champions. All voices are welcome: whether you’re still in […]

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UIF Presidents Summit

UIF Presidents Summit ::  Event Guide  ◈  March 21, 2022 About the Summit This Summit will convene presidents, provosts and chancellors of academic institutions to discuss how to lead in extremely ambiguous, uncertain, and often divided times. Join a small group of Presidents to discuss the challenges we face and share strategies for success. Invitees […]

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Iterative Mindset

Finding happiness in a constantly changing job market by Mae WhiteUniversity Innovation Fellow, IE University This article was published in Change Forward, an annual publication from our program that features work by Fellows and their Faculty Champions. A year ago, I came to my mom half in tears feeling defeated. I complained to her that […]

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Influencing Students to Become Advocates on Campus

Why we held a paid changemaking workshop to empower student leaders by Ryan Chapman, Joey Gruber, Marissa Morales and Lavanya UppalaUniversity Innovation Fellows, University of Nebraska at Omaha This article was published in Change Forward, an annual publication from our program that features work by Fellows and their Faculty Champions. While students learn the skills […]

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A Faculty-Led Movement Inspired by Students

How a small community of UIF mentors are disrupting higher education by Ilya Avdeev, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMary Raber, Chair of the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, Michigan Technological UniversityMiriam Iliohan, Co-founder and Manager of DesignLab, University of TwenteNick Swayne, Founding Director of JMU X-Labs, James Madison UniversityFaculty Innovation Fellows program community […]

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A Playful Way to Cultivate Inclusion

Asking students to redesign a childhood game makes the idea of inclusivity more tangible by LaRissa Lawrie, University Innovation FellowWichita State University ’19; University of Missouri, PhD student Inclusivity in the classroom is important in order to help us think about other points of view and perspectives. This informs student thinking and their actions, which […]

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277 students named University Innovation Fellows for 2021

Congratulations to the 277 students from 73 higher education institutions in 15 countries who have been named University Innovation Fellows this year!  The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex […]

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Change Forward Journal

Change Forward Journal Our team is thrilled to share the third edition of Change Forward, an annual publication that features work by Fellows and their Faculty Champions. Times of great challenge can also be times of great opportunity. In the past year, the students and teachers in our community have been working tirelessly to improve […]

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A New Vision for Higher Ed in Thailand

Innovative Teaching Scholars Program Helps Thai Professors Unlock the Power of Student-Centric Learning by LaRissa Lawrie, University Innovation FellowWichita State University ’19; University of Missouri, PhD student Thai professors are reimagining university education. They are on a mission to empower their students to be creative and purposeful leaders in an innovation-based economy. National technological and […]

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The Experience of Black Fellows in UIF: A Research Study

The UIF team worked with Stanford researcher Sedinam Worlanyo to understand the unique challenges, insights and needs of Black students in our program. In Fall 2019, prompted by dynamics we’d observed of majority white teams that had one Black teammate, we decided we needed to learn what was going on, in reality, on campus. We […]

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Funding to Support HBCUs

Update: The 2023 application is now open. To learn more, visit universityinnovationfellows.org/hbcu-program or email Catherine Randle at catherine@universityinnovation.org. In February 2021, the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program received a generous donation to fund the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Over the next three years, students and educators at 60 HBCUs will have […]

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Keeping People at the Center in Virtual Teaching and Learning

How can a highly experiential workshop be redesigned for a digital environment? How can a culture of empathy and experimentation be created in a community that’s distributed around the world? And how can we be effective teachers when we can’t be in the same room as our learners? Our team grappled with these and many other […]

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198 students named University Innovation Fellows for 2020

198 students from 45 higher education institutions in 14 countries have been named University Innovation Fellows.  The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex world and build the future.  These […]

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Design as a Response to Crises

by Sedinam WorlanyoOriginally posted on Medium Fight or flight. This theory first described by Walter Bradford Cannon sheds light on a physiological reaction that occurs “in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.” Your body chooses to flee in a crisis or to stay and fight. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, […]

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Case Study: The Journey of the UIF Program at Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science

Fellow Shivanika Shah interviewed Fellows and faculty at Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science to better understand the impact of the University Innovation Fellows program at their school. By Shivanika Shah, Fellow, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida The journey of the University Innovation Fellows in Andhra Pradesh, India was ignited by 6 inspiring students […]