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Resources from the Fall 2017 Silicon Valley Meetup

Check out the photos, worksheets and other materials from the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in November 2017.  Photos View on Flickr: UIF Silicon Valley Meetup, November 2017 View on Flickr: Photo Booth: UIF Silicon Valley Meetup, November 2017 Videos Spotify Playlists Here are the playlists with all of your favorite tunes! Chill playlist Dance […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Materials from the March 2017 Silicon Valley Meetup

Check out the photos, videos and other materials from the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in March 2017.  Article: Learning to Lead Change Together Resources: Leading change worksheet Learning experience design worksheet Detailed agenda Stoke Deck Meet the Fellows Prezi Presentations: Fab ignites Spaces Photos: Meetup photo album Microsoft Unconference idea boards Photo booth Videos: Meetup […]

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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 […]

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Silicon Valley Meetup

Silicon Valley Meetup The Silicon Valley Meetup brings together newly-trained Fellows and a small group of UIF faculty mentors for several days of immersive learning activities. This event takes place at Stanford University’s d.school, with visits to Google, Microsoft and other Silicon Valley locations. During the event, Fellows participate in experiential workshops and exercises focused […]

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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 […]

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2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities

University Innovation Fellows Events at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities On January 26, 2017, the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program hosted two events as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). The four members of the UIF program team were joined by eleven […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GES2016

On June 22, 2016, the University Innovation Fellows program and Google’s Creative Skills for Innovation Labs hosted a partner event of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This high-energy workshop was held at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and helped participants practice skills and mindsets fueling Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs and discover key elements to build a […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]