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6 Life Lessons I Learned During Spring Break At Google: How a day in Silicon Valley changed my perspective

Written by DJ Jeffries, University Innovation Fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This post first appeared in Odyssey on Mar 23, 2016. When you say, “spring break,” most college students probably think martinis and tiny weeny bikinis, but my spring break was nothing like that. I had the great fortune of spending a day at Google in Mountain View, […]

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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 […]

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155 Students Named University Innovation Fellows by NSF-Funded Epicenter

For Immediate Release February 22, 2016 Media contact: Laurie Moore Communications Manager, Epicenter (650) 561-6113 llhmoore@stanford.edu   155 Students Named University Innovation Fellows by NSF-Funded Epicenter   (February 22, 2016) — 155 students from 47 higher education institutions have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The […]

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Future Unveiled: University Innovation Fellows Post-NSF Plans

An Open Letter to the University Innovation Fellows Community We have big news!  As you know, the University Innovation Fellows program was born as a successful program of the Epicenter. This center was created with the support of a 5-year National Science Foundation grant and has served as a lab for learning about how U.S. […]

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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 […]

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The Power of a Peer Community

University Innovation Fellows shared strategies for student-led change in higher education at the James Madison University Regional Meetup in November 2015. by Laurie Moore Originally posted on epicenter.stanford.edu. Students circulated the room, their voices echoing off concrete floors and high ceilings. They wandered from one rolling whiteboard to the next, where their peers presented what […]

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Collegiate Entrepreneurship – Learning through sharing and collaboration

    by Brandon Nolte University Innovation Fellow at SIU Carbondale Originally posted on his Linkedin   I’ve been wanting to write this article since I presented at the University Economic Development Associations Annual Summit with 4 other University Innovation Fellows.  This trip was one of the most eye-opening experiences since I decided to join the Fellows […]

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2015 Year in Review: What Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education Looks Like

“Since our Nation’s founding, our progress has been fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in our people.  Americans have more opportunities now than ever before to carry forward this legacy — to create something, to raise capital in creative ways, and to pursue aspirations.” – President Obama, Presidential Proclamation of National Entrepreneurship Month […]

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The Art of Making

by Katie Dzugan It was a cloudy, rainy day during finals week in April 2015 when we arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to visit 6 Fellows at the University of Pittsburgh (UPitt). UPitt is a sprawling, urban campus with beautiful stone buildings that spans 132 acres of city blocks. Campus was abuzz with students walking from building […]

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Kent Hack Enough 2015

Originally published in the Diary of HackSU on medium.com by Paul Dilyard and Robin Bonatesta, Kent State University Introduction Kent Hack Enough started in 2012, with a group of about 20 friends in the Math and Computer Science building at Kent State University. Since then, we have grown to over 250 attendees in 2015 (we […]