Pavlis Honors College

University Innovation Fellows (UIF)

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Fellows at Michigan Technological University are part of the University Innovation Fellows program of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). UIF empowers students to be agents of change on their campuses. Fellows are students who want to make a difference on their campus and in the world. They have the ability and drive to create change so that their peers are being equipped with the skills to compete in the 21st century economy. This includes being the best problem-solvers they can be, identifying opportunities with the potential to greatly benefit our society, and implementing revolutionary ideas.

The Fellows at Michigan Tech have been a driving force in promoting innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial mindset on campus. Fellows have created the Alley Makerspace, started #uifresh (an outreach to first year students), taught an after school class for local elementary and middle school students, developed a Summer Youth Programs course for high school students, started Innovation Week, facilitated numerous Design Thinking workshops in the campus community, and have assisted in a various amount of other initiatives throughout the Michigan Tech community.