The University Innovation Fellows program was created by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and funded by a five-year National Science Foundation grant. It is now a program of Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and has trained 607 fellows from 143 schools around the world.
Fellows range from undergraduates to PhD students and engineering majors to fine arts majors, social sciences majors to business majors. All of them demonstrate a passion for innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial mindset as well as a drive to make a lasting impact at their schools.
These student leaders from schools around the world create new opportunities that help their peers develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build creative confidence, seize opportunities, define problems and address global challenges. Students selected as Loyola UIFs will participate in six weeks of online training about design thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset.
They are sponsored by Loyola for the training and to travel to a regional meeting and the national Silicon Valley Meetup including visits to the Epicenter at Stanford University, Google and IBM headquarters and similar organizations.
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