2024 Applications Open

Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are now open! Nominate one cohort (hard limits this year) and submit your campus application by April 30th. We’re very excited to share that this cohort will also be going to Twente in Twenty Twenty Five … see what we did there 🙂 … That’s right, the 2025 meetup will once again be hosted by our wonderful colleagues at the DesignLab at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. Start your application today at

And, big news! A group of passionate Fellows have launched an Alumni Network. Get involved by joining the newsletter, attending an upcoming Town Hall, or joining a team.

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 UIF Program

Applications are live for the University Innovation Fellows program Spring 2018 training cycle!

Please apply here:


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 all materials are completed, the faculty champion will submit the application on behalf of the team.

What You Need

The following materials are required:

  1. One application per student;
  2. Three letters of support from peers and mentors in the student’s community. Supporters will be invited via email and complete the letter of support online through YouNoodle;
  3. A faculty application, complete with the $4,000 program fee;
  4. One institutional letter of support from the university President, Provost, Chancellor, or other VP-level administrator, uploaded with the faculty champion application.

Next Steps

The application deadline is October 30, 2017, at midnight Eastern Time. We take several weeks to review the application materials for each school. If all requirements have been met, we will email applicants an invitation to interview.

We conduct interviews in leadership circles (up to 4 students applying from one school). These interviews are interactive and meant to showcase you as a team, whereas the application is to get to know you individually. If you are the only student applying from your school, you will be interviewed solo. All interviews are conducted by current University Innovation Fellows and recorded for review.

Once all interviews are completed, we will be in touch about your status with the program. Interviews run for about a month, so you should hear from the program team in mid-December.

Training Dates

Spring 2018 training will begin on Saturday, January 6, 2018, with orientation at 11 am Eastern Time. Orientation is one hour and will be recorded if you are unable to join due to your time zone. Students as well as faculty champions are welcome to join this orientation call. During the call, you will meet the UIF team and learn about the 6 weeks of online training.

Training will conclude with your official launch as a University Innovation Fellow on February 16, 2018.

March Meetup

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be invited to attend our Silicon Valley Meetup on March 15-19, 2018. You will learn more about this event at orientation and throughout training.

Apply for Spring 2018 UIF training here:

For more information, please visit our frequently asked questions page or contact Katie Dzugan at and +1 (413)-274-7077.

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: 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:

  1. A student application (one per student);
  2. Three letters of support from peers and mentors in your community (submitted online after the student application is submitted);
  3. A faculty application, complete with the $4,000 program fee;
  4. One institutional letter of support from the university President, Provost, Chancellor, or other VP-level administrator.

Student Letters of Support

We have adjusted the letter of support process for students this year because we want to learn more about you! We’re now asking for three letters from your peers, faculty or mentors. We are suggesting a few  different types of letter writers, in which you need to ask three:

  • A student peer
  • A person with whom you have volunteered
  • A faculty, staff or administrator
  • A mentor in your community
  • A student peer with whom who have collaborated on a project

Next Steps

The application deadline is Monday, March 24, 2017, midnight Eastern Time. EXTENSION: Monday, May 1, 2017, midnight Eastern Time.

We take one week to reconcile all of the application materials for each school. We will then send a status update sheet so that you can view items that have been submitted and items that have not. Based on the status sheet, if all application materials are submitted, your school will be marked in green (for GO!), and you and any other students from your school will be invited to interview together during the month of April.

Interviews are conducted in leadership circles (up to 4 students applying with you from your school). These are interactive and meant to showcase you as a team, whereas the application is to get to know you individually. If you are the only student applying from your school, you will be interviewed, we encourage you to find like-minded students like yourself to apply alongside you. All interviews are conducted by current University Innovation Fellows and recorded for review.

Once all interviews are completed, we will be in touch about your status with the program. Interviews run for up to a month (maybe a week more), so you should hear from the program team no sooner than mid-May.

Training Dates

Fall training will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, with orientation. There will be two orientation sessions running, as we are now accommodating global time zones. Orientation is one hour, and will introduce you to the 6 weeks of the online training program and set expectations.

  • The first orientation is September 5 at 8 p.m. eastern time.
  • The second orientation is September 5 at 10 p.m. eastern time for participants in India (8:30 a.m. India standard time)

Training will conclude with your official launch as a University Innovation Fellow on October 20, 2017.

Fall Meetup

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be invited to attend our Silicon Valley Meetup November 16-19, 2017. You will learn more about this at orientation and throughout training.

If you need more information as a student, please follow this link:

If you need more information as a faculty sponsor, please follow this link:

Or, visit our frequently asked questions page:

If you still have questions about the application, or the program in general, please contact Katie Dzugan,, or +1 (413) – 274 – 7077.

Cal Poly Freshman and Dublin High School Alum Nicholas Sinai Selected as Prestigious University Innovation Fellow

University Innovation Fellow, Nicholas Sinai, is recognized by his high school (Dublin High School) for his entrepreneurial pursuits at Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo during his freshman year. His past teachers and family provide an amazing insight into the type of person Nicholas is, and we couldn’t agree more. Keep up the great work Nicholas!

INTRODUCING: Leadership Circle pilot

PLEASE NOTE: This article was posted during the Leadership Circle pilot in spring 2014, so the information contained may be outdated. For all current information, see the Info for Students and Info for Faculty pages. 

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

University Innovation Fellows are rocking it! In a survey of 28 Fellows last Spring, students reported holding events, convening workshops, serving on faculty advisory committees, building maker spaces and creating venture funds. These Fellows reached over 9,000 other students. What was our biggest a-ha moment in studying these students’ success? Fellows who built the strongest teams were able to scale their efforts and create a structure that created lasting institutional impact.

That’s why we’re piloting a new program for the Spring 2014 cohort called the Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle will allow up to 5 candidates to go through the 6-week University Innovation Fellows training together. Together, they’ll discover the assets and resources on their campus, contrast their ecosystem with others around the nation and arrive at new approaches to reach and engage students in activities that enhance their entrepreneurial mindset.  Supporting one another, and supported by a national network of peers, they’ll creatively experiment with strategies that ultimately achieve results despite the inertia that may exist in many of our environments.

We are calling for a team of interdisciplinary students including engineering and non-engineering students that stem from different class years (i.e., freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, Ph.D.) to apply today. Here’s what you need to know:

For future candidates:

1.   Recruit like-minded peers who are willing to serve as change agents to help expose fellow students to more hands-on, experiential and entrepreneurial learning opportunities. Working alongside one-another in the 6-week training, you’ll not only feel more confident and empowered, but you’ll have more fun in a shared training-experience;

2.  Have team members complete the student application and gather their Faculty/Dean letters of support;

3.  Find one Faculty Sponsor to submit the faculty application. The fee remains at the same $2,000 rate and includes a travel stipend for one Fellow to attend OPEN 2014. All five teammates are welcome to attend and we encourage you to raise additional funding to make this possible. To complete the request to participate in this pilot, the Faculty Sponsor is required to submit a letter of support from the College or University President (or Vice President / Vice Chancellor / Vice Provost).

For future and current faculty sponsors:

1. Pick your students. If you have trouble picking just one driven, passionate student that seeks to change the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on your campus, you now have the ability to tap 5 student change agents.  And, if you are having trouble thinking of 5 students, just ask the one or two students whom you have identified to scout out prospects within their network or reach out to faculty and staff members around your campus;

2. Have the students complete their student applications and gather their faculty letters of support (not necessarily from the same faculty member);

3. Complete your Faculty Sponsorship application. In this pilot phase, we are not increasing the fee from $2,000, but rather requiring you to secure a letter of support from the College or University President. Check the box indicating the willingness for your campus to be selected for the Leadership Circle pilot. Note: The team will need to peer select which delegate will be sent to the OPEN 2014 conference in San Jose (March 19-22) or raise additional funding to send multiple teammates.

For current UI Fellows:

If you completed training and are a full-fledged UI Fellow (congrats!) that seeks to build a team, you may find student peers that want to join your mission. Start talking to students and your faculty sponsor about putting a new team of candidates through this spring training. Think about what you could accomplish with 5 new team members that have the opportunity to participate in the same training! Refer new teammates to the steps above, under ‘For Future Candidates’.

 To recap:

  • Each student must complete a student application, which they can request here. Each student must provide a faculty letter of support. If participating as a team, these letters of support do not need to be from the same faculty member.

  • ONE faculty sponsor must complete the faculty application, which can be requested here , where they can also pay the training fee. Please make sure to check the box that indicates your interest in the Leadership Circle and that you plan to send a President or VP-level letter of support.

If you have further questions, please post them below so we can share the Q&A with other visitors. We will respond in a timely manner. If you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Humera Fasihuddin at or Katie Dzugan at  We are looking forward to a great spring cohort!

University Innovation Fellows, CEO, Kairos Society… What’s the difference?

How are University Innovation Fellows different from all other student networks? There is one BIG fundamental difference:

University Innovation Fellows care about enhancing the innovation ecosystem on campus.

They care about lasting institutional change that benefits the students’ educational experience. They care about leaving a legacy on their campus.

They are entrepreneurial, but they CARE enough about their peers, society and their alma mater to be a leader and expend the time it takes to change an institution that is very slow to change… the academic institution. That’s what makes them different from the person that only cares about their own personal success/venture.

University Innovation Fellows (UI Fellows) organize the demand-side … the students … and are making the academic experience more relevant so that engineers are productive citizens doing meaningful work that benefits society and is lucrative at the same time. They care about their generation not being unemployed, camped out in another #occupywallstreet demonstration. They are leading a movement on their campuses because students who thinking entrepreneurially, working on innovation projects with Engineers and their interdisciplinary peers, will be more likely to transition effectively to the workforce. These students will be more apt to solve the problems they WANT to solve versus the ones dictated by prevailing corporate R&D interests. They’ll be in the drivers seat of their careers, ‘taking back’ their future, ‘taking back’ our economy, ‘taking back’ the direction of society by producing citizens able to imagine a different world and invent it and make it happen. To Dream. Design. Deliver. what our planet needs.

UI Fellows might work catalyzing maker spaces, venture funds, incubators, 1,000 person TEDx events, Startup Weekend, design team formation, the addition of a CEO club or a Kairos chapter… All of these organization add value. All of them speak to a unique market segment on campus. UI Fellows and their team might work to bring each one to their campus. It doesn’t matter what it is so long as it enhances the innovation ecosystem and fills a gap that is presently inhibiting the production of entrepreneurially-minded students and ventures.

If you have a resource, cub, fellowship, association or program that our University Innovation Fellows should be aware of, check out our CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to include it in our Partners Directory. Being in it will instantly give you access to a network of bright students who care about plugging your resource to their campus constituents. Apply by August 31st, 2013.

~Humera Fasihuddin, @ihumera

Senior Program Officer, University Innovation Fellows

(Pictured above: UI Fellows listen to Google’s Head of Innovation after tour of its global headquarters during Stanford E-Week 2012.)

Welcome to the brand new home of the University Innovation Fellows Program!

new*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL TRAINING: We are searching for 27 University Innovation Fellows to join current team of 33. Deadline for Fall Training is September 16th. APPLY NOW. ***

Welcome to the brand new home of the University Innovation Fellows Program! So much has changed, where to we begin? Let’s start from the top:

  • First, the name University Innovation Fellows (UI Fellow) refers to the students who we train and groom to lead the movement on their campuses. This retires the name that gave us our start back in 2010, the Student Ambassadors Program… no offense to all you other Student Ambassadors out there, there are just way too many of you representing anything from software to consumer products. We wanted a name that conveyed the leadership qualities our students embody and conveys the prestige that comes with it. The new name also says a little bit more about what they do, which is to work to enhance the innovation ecosystem on campus. Learn more.
  • We are excited to announce that our application for Fall Training is now live! We are seeking 27 bright new students to join our team of 33 to bring us to 60 University Innovation Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. Learn more about the advantages of becoming a UI Fellow and of having one on your campus here.
  • Next, the new website address … University Innovation Fellows are inspiring students to ‘Dream. Design. Deliver.’ new solutions to the world around them. This is a call for engineers and their interdisciplinary peers to think creatively, invent and adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. So, if your campus is selected to have a University Innovation Fellow, you’ll likely see cool-looking students sporting fabulous T-shirts that urge students on campus to ‘Dream. Design. Deliver.’ along with them in a movement that will sweep their campus and the nation.
  • Finally, you’ll notice a lot of great new content written by University Innovation Fellows. These from-the-trenches perspectives on catalyzing student innovation on campus, tools and resources that hone the entrepreneurial mindset and examples of institutional change. This is the place you’ll learn how the actions of two students and their team helped land $20 million to fund a design institute. You’ll hear one University Innovation Fellow strategy of creating something every day to hone his creativity skills. And occasionally other contributors, from staff to students at large, will share lists of seed funding sources or free online courses that strengthen your innovation skills. You’ll want to make sure you follow this blog by email so you don’t miss anything. Just follow the link on our home page and make it so.

We’re really excited about some important enhancements to the University Innovation Fellows program and the plans in place for the year ahead! You’ll see a lot more coming from us in the next few months. We want this movement to bring together campus changemakers. Innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset are the way forward for us personally and as a nation and it will take ALL OF US pulling in the same direction to make it happen. Join us, either as a University Innovation Fellow or join us as a collaborator. We would love make students aware of the opportunities, resources and tools you offer to help strengthen the campus ecosystem. Join us!

You can contact me at humera at nciia dot org or post your comments below!

~ Humera Fasihuddin, @ihumera

Senior Program Officer, University Innovation Fellows.

*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL TRAINING: We are searching for 27 University Innovation Fellows to join current team of 33. Deadline for Fall Training is September 16th. APPLY NOW. ***

Five Lessons for a Student Ambassador Candidate: Some Short Stories of Excitement, Fear, and Prezi

These thoughts and stories, and whatever messages or lessons they may convey, are not limited to the experiences of Student Ambassadors. Perhaps one of the most significant strengths of the NCIIA Student Ambassador program is its ability to quite accurately simulate student entrepreneurship; the two are not mutually exclusive!

What it means to dive head-first into a pre-med schedule while embarking on the journey of a Student Ambassador candidate?

The clock was just pushing noon. I’d already been in class for several hours. But right on time, I sat down in a quiet computer lab and logged into the WebEx call. While Humera debriefed all of us on the highlights of the week, my Prezi flew into view from its previously minimized position in the screen’s corner. While I’d like to say that everything was meticulously arranged and ready for an elegant presentation, this was not the case. I’d poured a few hours into learning about the powerful presentation tool (free academic license! woohoo!), but was still getting the hang of it. One of the more significant takeaways from my time as Student Ambassador Candidate was simply the importance of jamming productivity into every nook and cranny of every day. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m beginning to love the feeling of looking ahead to a really jam-packed day.

Lesson 1: Learn, and learn to love, using Prezi. Prepare and rehearse in advance, if only the night before.


My first Prezi!
(click on the image to check it out)

Fortunately, my hastily written notes carried me through the presentation; it wasn’t until several months later that I realized why the SA and Epicenter leadership decided to use Prezi. Unlike PowerPoint or Keynote, Prezi incentivizes the author of a presentation to keep everything simple, light, and graphical enough to truly complement my speaking style, rather than cluttering up the flow of ideas I intend to convey.

Breathe, relax, focus

My second story (and subsequent personal lesson) is slightly less lighthearted. About three weeks into Student Ambassador training, a family emergency arose. I’m generally not one to let my personal life combine extensively with my academic and early professional efforts. However, as the distraction grew, I knew something had to give. It was at this point that I began searching for some reprieve from the daily grind. Fortunately, I had recently read about “mindfulness meditation,” more or less the beginner’s version of the age-old practice. Despite my distinctly non-mystic personal philosophies, the science (breathe, relax, focus) seemed sound enough. Suffice to say, the change was profound and nearly immediate. After just four days of meditation (exactly 15 minutes each day), my ability to focus on tasks and drive anything I started to completion radically improved.

Lesson 2: Find a healthy, uncomplicated way to regain your composure and determination. Anything goes, as long as you can stick with it!


Take it and run with it

Here’s another issue that I noticed arose both for me and my peers: it can be very unsettling to picture yourself in a newfound, and perhaps seemingly unwarranted, leadership position. After all, college teaches everyone very quickly that there’s almost always somebody who’s better at something than you. I recall being invited (perhaps even selected?) to the Student Ambassador training program and wondering, “Why do I have this opportunity?” The simplest and most elegant answer is this: you have the opportunity to pursue the Student Ambassador position and gain incredible amounts of experience and insight because you chose to pursue this non-trivial opportunity.

Lesson 3: Actively avoid looking into your past and wondering why you did not choose to explore an opportunity. The best decisions you make will often take you toward the more difficult journeys.

Net positive

Second to last, and this narrative is a short one. As you’ll soon realize (or perhaps you already do), the Student Ambassador candidacy is not for the faint of heart. Furthermore, many skills you learn as an Student Ambassador candidate will also present themselves, albeit in different and less accessible forms, during your life as a student entrepreneur. Thus, the obvious question with which I personally struggled is, does the ROI of Student Ambassador training result in a net negative opportunity cost when combined with ROI of unstructured entrepreneurial pursuits (i.e., is the Student Ambassador training a better use of time that regular student entrepreneurship)? The answer is yes, and here’s why: while some brilliant, talented, and lucky young adults can self-direct in almost all of their learning, most of us cannot. I attend college, take Coursera classes, and involve myself with the Student Ambassador “legion” because I know without a doubt that I will and do learn more with some amount of structure.

Lesson 4: Don’t shy away from structure; chances are, you’re not in the top 0.1% of individuals who can truly stay focused on learning something completely new without any outside guidance or community support.

Listen up

The final tale of the day is one I still use to motivate myself (so pay attention!). Everything was going as well as I could hope (and I’m pretty hopeful), and strangely, I began to notice that my good news wasn’t always received as positively by others as I expected. Sometimes it was a simple case of sour grapes; other times, however, I realized that I wasn’t listening sincerely and completely to others’ updates, good and bad. Particularly when you feel strongly about some part(s) your life, for better or worse, it can be very easy and very dangerous to cast aside the feelings and news of others in favor of sharing your own. While I sincerely doubt we’ve evolved to have two ears and one mouth simply because we’re supposed to listen twice as often as we speak, there is serious value in the skill of paying wholehearted attention to everyone with whom you interact. This is especially true when you, my fellow Student Ambassador or candidate, only speak every week or so with the rest of the Student Ambassador team. This leads me to the last lesson, which needs no explanation…

Lesson 5: Don’t let your excitement, whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between, pull you away from paying attention to others.

By all means, please send comments, critiques, quandaries, and croissants to or post your comments below — I’m happy to keep the dialogue going!

Blake_Marggraff_photo Blake Marggraff is a Student Ambassador and currently a sophomore and Biochemistry major at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is enjoying a life of academics, multiple business ventures, and the occasional hiking or camping trip. Prior to attending Washington University, Blake won the top award at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair with a project that used pegylated tin to augment the efficacy of radiation therapy for treatment of simulated cancer cells with low to mid-energy X-ray sources. Blake’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurship began with his success in numerous public speaking competitions, and was furthered by his work as a leader of local National Youth Leadership Training courses. Looking toward the future, Blake intends to help shape the bioethics and consumer biotechnology industries, while inspiring peers to engage in entrepreneurship.

Attention: This is a matter of national security.

Secret Agents Wanted. Report to ASEE Booth #417.

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We are recruiting operatives for the Fall training. Faculty and Administration should report to the Epicenter Booth at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) to learn why the country’s future, not to mention the future of your engineering school, will only be secured by the addition of a secret agent of change (a.k.a. Student Ambassador) helping institutionalize a culture of innovation and engaging engineering peers in adopting an entrepreneurial mindset. Authenticate your identity, watch the video and report to ASEE, booth #417 this Sunday, June 23rd through Wednesday, June 26th for further instructions.

~ Humera Fasihuddin, Manager of Student Programming, T: @ihumera

We Believe Students Can Change the World

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NCIIA and Epicenter are pleased to announce an expansion of the Student Ambassadors program. The program, founded in 2009, trains student leaders to promote entrepreneurship and venture activity, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, among their peers on college and university campuses throughout the U.S.

Today’s announced expansion consists of a six-session online training, piloted in Fall 2012. With this new programming, the national organizations will be able to train many more students and do so in parallel with their academic coursework. Read more about the program, register or read the release here.

~ Humera Fasihuddin, Manager of Student Programming, T: @ihumera

Why Student Ambassadors?

Today, we are starting our new online training for 8 student ambassador candidates. This departs from our typical format of bringing 20 or so students to NCIIA headquarters in Hadley, MA to indoctrinate them in the lessons that make a great student ambassador. The online training consists of six one-hour sessions with experiential learning during the week. Student Ambassadors hit the ground running while drawing on the power of an unrivaled national network of student leaders.

You’ll learn more about the 8 candidates in the coming days, but here’s the list:
Tyler Salem, University of Central Florida
Wilson Kurian, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Karuna Relwani, University of Pittsburgh
Elliot Roth, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jared Karp, University of California Berkeley
Blake Marggraff, University of Washington St. Louis
Kevin Mobolade, Mercer University
Alexandra Halbeck, Tufts University

To learn more, watch the Prezi: “Student Ambassadors of Innovation: The Making of a Movement”
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Students interested in participating in a Spring online training (dates TBD) to serve as a Student Ambassador for the 2013-2014 academic year, click here. Faculty interested in sponsoring a student for the Spring online training, click here.

Secret Agents of Change WANTED!

Apply today

Secret Agents of Change WANTED! Become a Student Ambassador.

NCIIA and Stanford University, as partners in the Epicenter, are pleased to announce a new online training program for the Student Ambassador program. We are accepting a maximum of 12 students. Students should expect to put in between 1-5 hours a week during training. If you are already involved in entrepreneurship and innovation activities on campus, being a student ambassador will add value and national relevance to your existing activities, and the training will provide you with valuable tools and a support network

STUDENTS: Express your interest here.
DEANS and FACULTY: Sponsor a Student Ambassador here.

Former Student Ambassadors have described their experience as life changing. Be a part of the movement. Apply today.

Questions or comments? Contact us anytime: 413-587-2172 or email

2013 Student Ambassadors

2013 Student Ambassadors

Day 2 at Training at Morse Hill

Intelligent. Creative. Ambitious.  These are words that come to mind as I reflect on the 19 Dean and Faculty-appointed students who will complete the intense 4-day training today and become an official 2013 Student Ambassador. They arrived as one and they leave united and committed to SPARK innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly within engineering and science ecosystems on campus.  Stay tuned for their stories, here.


2013 Student Ambassadors    
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Christina Oelsner Wake Forest University
Lucas Arzola UC Davis
Andrew Pennington Eastern Kentucky U
Jeremy Klaben U Michigan
Amanda Ruppert Bucknell University
John Oliver Penn State U
Sean Maroni NC State University
Kinshuk Mitra Ohio State University
Deniz Pamukcu Lehigh University
Nishant Ganesh Kumar Johns Hopkins University
Zineb Laraki Stanford University
Ala’a Siam MIT
Isaac Sanchez UT Austin
Jack Goodwin UCSD
Scharang Phadke Cooper Union
Fletcher Richman University of Colorado
Michelle Zwernemann Johns Hopkins
Michel Rivas Florida International
Tayler Swanson Rochester Institute of Technology

Technology Entrepreneurship Across the Nation!


Congratulations to each of the thirteen new NCIIA Student Ambassadors from across the nation for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  These Student Ambassadors will serve as advocates  for NCIIA, driving the mission of the organization.  For more information on NCIIA, view the website at

This blog will serve as an opportunity for Student Ambassadors to highlight entrepreneurial activities on campuses and provide insight to resources that students can leverage.  Increased collaboration between campuses will lead to a greater impact in furthering the NCIIA mission.