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University Innovation Fellows

University Innovation Fellows

“The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. The Fellows are a national community of students leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge required to compete in the economy of the future.”

~ universityinnovationfellows.org

University Innovation Fellow s logoThe University Innovation Fellows is a program of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. The program was created as part of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, a five-year National Science Foundation grant, which was led by Menlo College Trustee, Dr. Tom Byers.

University Innovation Fellows 2021-2022 Application


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Are you interested in bringing innovation to Menlo College? Do you envision yourself as a change maker? Please apply to be one of four Fellows for the 2021-2022 UIF Leadership Circle at Menlo College. To learn more about UIF, visit: https://universityinnovationfellows.org/. If you apply to the UIF program, you must attend one of our mandatory information sessions:

Important Dates

UIF Info Session (Zoom)
March 15, 2021, 1:30-2:00 pm PT
Zoom Link

UIF Info Session (Zoom)
March 16, 2021, 5:00-5:30 pm PT
Zoom Link

UIF Info Session (In-Person)
March 17, 2021, 11:00 am-12:00 pm PT
This info session is for on-campus residents only. Meet with UIF Faculty Champions Bruce Paton and Angela Schmiede to learn more about UIF and entrepreneurship opportunities at Menlo. The session will begin outside Brawner Hall and will conclude with a tour of the Innovation Center, which was created by Menlo UIFs.

UIF Info Session (Zoom)
March 19, 2021, 10:30-11:00 am PT
Zoom Link

UIF Menlo College Applications Due
March 28, 2021 by 11:59 pm PT 
Email to angela.schmiede@menlo.edu

Candidate Interviews
April 1+ 2, 2021 by invitation

Stanford UIF Application Due
April 12, 2021 by 5:00 pm PT
The 4 finalists will be invited to apply to Stanford as a Leadership Circle for 2021-2022.

For more questions, please contact one (or all!) of our current fellows: Esteban Ramirez, Courtney Cooper, Basil Merk, Dez Frazier, Bianca Barros, Rufus Pappy

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