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 […]

All You Have To Do Is Something

By Tad Davis, University Innovation Fellow, South Plains College When I began my journey through community college, my attitude was pretty much the same as most community college students. I wanted to get my affordable education and move on to a 4-year university where I could start to see what the real world was actually […]

Announcing: New Rate for Community Colleges

Community Colleges and four-year institutions have the ability to be positive forces for change by creating social ties between student innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) communities in a specific region. When we encourage these communities to be more closely tied, there is a stronger pull to map out transfer plans and strengthen the resources within the […]

Why Student Voice Means More Than Choice

Originally posted on edsurge.com, April 7, 2016 Back in high school, I always dreamt about the freedom that college life would bring. I would make my own decisions, 24/7. Sure enough, when I got to college, I was free—free to choose my major, how I spent my time and how I wanted to live my […]

The Power of Mindset for Student Change Agents – #BigBeacon Twitter chat

On Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET, we had the privilege of engaging in a Big Beacon Twitter Chat hosted by the KEEN Program. Using the hashtag #BigBeacon, leaders from across the nation spent an hour discussing the notion of students as change agents, and how the University Innovation Fellows program develops students’ entrepreneurial mindset to equip them as […]

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 […]

Students leading change; two weeks to a nationwide movement

 by Ben Matthews, University Innovation Fellow at the University of Virginia  Join #uifresh On March 23, 2015, I attended the 5th White House Science Fair representing University Innovation Fellows through #uifresh and discussing innovation in education with leaders from across the country. Just two weeks earlier, I was addressed with a startling statistic that sparked #uifresh. […]

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 […]

Online Information Session: April 12, 2016

April 18th Update: Video Recording of Info Session Now Available… ___________________________________ Interested in bringing the University Innovation Fellows program to your campus? Join our 30-minute info session. The University Innovation Fellows program will host an online information session for interested students, faculty and leaders from across the U.S. and, for the first time, from around the world. This short […]