Entries by Laurie Moore

Press Release: 224 Students Named University Innovation Fellows

224 students from 58 higher education institutions in 7 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 their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future and make […]

University Innovation Fellows Program Partners with Google on India Initiative

By the UIF program team (Leticia, Humera, Katie and Laurie) We are thrilled to share that the University Innovation Fellows program is partnering with Google on a new international initiative. Google India has committed to training 2 million mobile developers in India to meet the increasing pace of global technological innovation. At the Google University […]

Start with Empathy

By the UIF program team (Leticia, Humera, Katie and Laurie) The University Innovation Fellows program reflects the voices of students and faculty around the U.S. and the world. We felt it was important to reinforce this program’s core values in light of the Trump administration’s executive order on January 27 that impacts the immigration system of […]

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 […]

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to You?

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy features the University Innovation Fellows Program during National Entrepreneurship Month. In his Presidential Proclamation of National Entrepreneurship Month 2016, President Barack Obama writes: “Through their intrepid sense of possibility and resilience, and their unwillingness to give in or give up, entrepreneurs from every walk of life […]

Surviving a Makeathon: Lessons from Tennessee Tech

Jacqueline Schulz, a University Innovation Fellow from Tennessee Tech University, shares her team’s tips and lessons learned from hosting their survival-themed makeathon this fall. by Jacqueline Schulz Recipe for Successful Makeathon: Various random objects and fabrication supplies A cool theme Free food, and lots of it Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, not quite, but don’t get me […]

Press Release: 169 Students Named University Innovation Fellows

  169 students from 49 higher education institutions in four 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 their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future and […]

Changing the World: Adventures at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

When Alexandra Seda, a University Innovation Fellow at Ohio Northern University, co-facilitated a workshop during Stanford University’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, she met passionate changemakers from around the world. Here, she shares stories of five female entrepreneurs as well as her own journey of transformation. Applications for the University Innovation Fellows program are due October 31, 2016. by […]

Creating a Connected City

At the William Jewell College Regional Meetup, University Innovation Fellows took part in a city-wide event to help Kansas City become a smart and sustainable city.   When six student teams pitched their business ideas on a Friday evening in early April, it was hard to believe that they’d met only 12 hours earlier. This […]

29 Schools Collaborate on National Initiative to Attract and Retain New STEM Students

29 higher education institutions are taking part in the University Innovation Fellows program’s national STEM initiative. April 13, 2016 — Today, the University Innovation Fellows announced that 29 higher education institutions are taking part in the national STEM initiative called #uifresh (University Innovation Freshmen). Schools participating in the initiative commit to exposing all incoming freshmen to design […]

How to Activate Student Changemakers

More than 300 University Innovation Fellows and their faculty sponsors spent four days in Silicon Valley learning how to make lasting change in higher education. by Laurie Moore In the third week of March, hundreds of students traveled to Silicon Valley. For many of them, it was spring break. They could have been relaxing on […]

Applications Open for Fall 2016 Fellows

Faculty: Do you want to help your students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and creative confidence? Students: Do you want to make a positive impact in your life and the lives of others? Apply for the University Innovation Fellows program! This program empowers students from all majors to become change agents at their schools. Fellows create learning opportunities […]

Prototyping to Prove a Concept

Impact story: Tanner Wheadon, Technology Management major, Utah Valley University One year ago, after he completed his University Innovation Fellows training, Tanner Wheadon from Utah Valley University met with his campus stakeholders and proposed the creation of a makerspace. Tanner had experienced the power of making and prototyping spaces through his work with the Fellows […]

20 Colleges and Universities Launch Innovative Orientation Activities to Retain STEM Students

Twenty higher education institutions are welcoming their incoming students in a unique way as part of a national STEM initiative called #uifresh. Participating institutions are exposing freshmen to design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in order to attract and retain more students in STEM disciplines. September 2, 2015 — As this academic year begins, 20 higher […]

White House Demo Day, Higher Education Commitment Letter

For Immediate Release August 4, 2015 Media contact: Laurie Moore Communications Manager, Epicenter (650) 561-6113 llhmoore@stanford.edu Higher education leaders send letters to President Obama with commitment to expand innovation and entrepreneurship offerings August 4, 2015 — In letters of commitment shared with President Barack Obama on the first-ever White House Demo Day, 30 institutions committed to actions […]