123 students from 52 schools joined the University Innovation Fellows program in Spring 2015. New Fellows met for the first time at the University Innovation Fellows Annual Meetup 2015.
In February 2015, Epicenter named 123 students from 52 U.S. higher education institutions to the University Innovation Fellows program.
The program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools and to ensure that their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future. To accomplish this, the Fellows create opportunities for all students to engage with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation at their schools. This new cohort of Fellows brings the total number to 291 Fellows from 115 schools.
Individual Fellows as well as teams of Fellows are sponsored by faculty and administrators at their schools and selected through an application process twice annually. Following acceptance into the program, schools fund the students to go through six weeks of online training and travel to the University Innovation Fellows Annual Meetup in Silicon Valley. Throughout the year, they take part in events and conferences across the country and have opportunities to learn from one another, Epicenter mentors, and leaders in academia and industry.
Fellows have created design and maker spaces, founded entrepreneurship clubs and organizations, worked with faculty to design new courses, and hosted events and workshops. In the last academic year alone, Fellows created 553 activities, 22 new spaces and 65 innovation and entrepreneurship resources at their schools.
New Fellows and Fellows trained in Fall 2014 met for the first time at the University Innovation Fellows Annual Meetup, February 20-22, 2015, at Google and Stanford University. During the event, Fellows participated in experiential workshops and exercises focused on topics including movement building, student innovation spaces, design of learning experiences, and new models of change in higher education. They engaged with leaders in academia and industry from Google, Google for Entrepreneurs, Stanford University, and Citrix, among others. Fellows shared photos and insights in real time during the event on Twitter at twitter.com/hashtag/uifellows.
View photos from the Annual Meetup 2015:
View a list of all the University Innovation Fellows and learn more about the program at http://epicenter.stanford.edu/university-innovation-fellows.
New University Innovation Fellows schools, Spring 2015:
Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge
Clark Atlanta University
Florida International University
Illinois Institute of Technology
James Madison University
Kent State University
La Salle University
Michigan Technological University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Morgan State University
New Mexico State University
New York University
Ohio Northern University
Prairie View A&M University
Santa Clara University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
Stony Brook University
Tennessee Technological University
Texas Tech University
South Plains College
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of New Haven
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Scranton
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Utah Valley University
Virginia State University
Washington University in St Louis
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