On October 23, University Innovation Fellows announced 229 students named University Innovation Fellows for Fall 2017 by Laurie Moore. Sierra College was one of 62 colleges and universities with a student participating in this program that prepares participants to positively impact their college and the world.
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 a positive impact on the world.
To accomplish this, Fellows advocate for lasting institutional change and create opportunities for students to engage with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity at their schools. Fellows design innovation spaces, start entrepreneurship organizations, host experiential learning events, and work with faculty to develop new courses.
The program is run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). With the addition of the new Fellows, the program has trained more than 1,200 students since its creation.