The Transformative Power of Empathy

Tanner Wheadon — a University Innovation Fellow from Utah Valley University and now at Purple, Inc. — shares his very personal story about love, loss and empathy. by Tanner Wheadon Originally published on LinkedIn I truly have the greatest job in the world. As an innovation consultant, I get to spend each day learning about […]

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 […]

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 UIF Program

  Applications for the University Innovation Fellows program 2017 fall training are now live! Please request an application here: universityinnovationfellows.org/apply/application. Once requested, you will receive access to the full student application within 24 hours. What You Need In order for your application to be complete, you need the following materials: A student application (one per […]

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 […]

Summer Updates and Fall News

To our student and faculty community, welcome back to school! The new academic year is an exciting opportunity to explore new opportunities for learning and to continue making change on campus. It’s also a brand new year for the University Innovation Fellows program. We are quickly settling into our new home at Stanford University’s d.school, […]