We Believe Music Can Change the World

450 University Innovation Fellows and faculty took part in a star-studded event to design ways for music to solve problems and bring awareness to social causes. by Laurie Moore The scene was wonderfully chaotic. Throughout the many spaces of the d.school at Stanford University, music blared from cell phones, speakers, and out of headphones. One […]

229 students named University Innovation Fellows for Fall 2017

229 students from 62 higher education institutions in 10 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 […]

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 UIF Program

Applications are live for the University Innovation Fellows program Spring 2018 training cycle! Please apply here: http://universityinnovationfellows.org/apply/application/. Process This application is team-based; students and a faculty champion will work on one application together on the platform YouNoodle. Each team member will have access to and be able to complete their piece of the application. Once […]

UIF Workshop Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an in-depth article about our program’s Teaching and Learning Studio faculty workshop. What does it look like to learn and apply design thinking in higher education? This was the focus of a Chronicle of Higher Education article about our program’s Teaching and Learning Studio faculty workshop. The feature article, […]

Creating an Innovation Revolution in India

Changemakers from schools across India came together in Bangalore to reimagine public higher education. When our program partnered with Google’s India developer training initiative, we knew that this collaboration would mean multiple trips abroad to understand the higher education system there. We never could have imagined that this would lead to our team standing in […]

Inclusive Design at Microsoft’s One Week Hackathon

Four University Innovation Fellows from the University of Technology Sydney were selected as the winning team in a Microsoft inclusive design challenge for Fellows. Their prize? A trip to Redmond, WA, to participate in the Microsoft One Week Hackathon. by Irene Hsieh, Corey Stewart, Peter Cole and Matthew Childs Originally posted on Medium. “3! 2! 1! […]

Learning to Lead Change Together

University Innovation Fellows and faculty explored new ways to reimagine higher education during the Silicon Valley Meetup in March 2017. by Laurie Moore On a sunny afternoon in March at Stanford University, several hundred students designed experiments to test out new learning opportunities at their schools. An hour later, they listened, rapt, as Stephanie Santoso […]

Understanding Student Perspectives

The pilot of the Shadow a Student Higher Ed Challenge will take place April 20-27, 2017. In the University Innovation Fellows program, empathy is a big part of our daily practice. One of our core values is the emphasis on learning and understanding the experiences, challenges and joys of others so we can solve our world’s […]

Discovery and Design at Georgia Tech

University Innovation Fellows collaborated with local students and entrepreneurs at the Georgia Tech Regional Meetup in November 2016. If you wanted to discover a new opportunity, learn how to build and test it, and figure out how to bring it to market — all in the space of two days — the University Innovation Fellows […]

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 […]