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C-School - Participate in Civic Innovation

In practice, C-School is a FREE blended learning experience meant to equip young-adult learners with a skill-set to solve public problems: to build a sense of civic self-efficacy. They will learn the Design Thinking process online, practice it in person, and then team up with a few friends and compete for scholarships. Local mayors will be presenting an actual problem they are facing on the day of the competition, and it will be up to these teams to use Design Thinking as a means to get to understand the problem, to prototype it, and then to present their ideas for policy solutions.  C-School will involve three components: A) An online course that will take approximately three hours to complete; B) A few offered sessions of in-person training aimed specifically at rapid prototyping; C) a competition where teams of 3-4 students will be challenged to apply these Design Thinking tools to a civic problem chosen by Provo and Orem, with the winning team receiving $4,000.

Workshops: Wednesday, March 29 from 12-1pm or 6-7pm

Workshops: Tuesday, April 4 from 12-1pm or 4-5pm

Preliminary Competition: Saturday, April 15 - Time TBD

Finalists Compete: Friday, April 28 - Time TBD

Apply to be a UVU Innovation Fellow

Managed by Institute of Design at Stanford University, Innovation Fellows is empowering U.S. undergraduate students to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our economy and society. Effective in February 2015, Utah Valley University became the first institution in Utah to offer a University Innovation Fellows program. Every year, UVU chooses approximately four students to participate in this program.  The next opportunity is for August to October of 2017. Most of the training occurs online although there is also a multi-day trip to Stanford University which is funded in large part by UVU.

The University Innovation Fellows are a national community of students who work to ensure that their peers gain the necessary attitudes, skills, and knowledge required for them to compete in the economy of the future. To accomplish this, the Fellows advocate for lasting institutional change and create opportunities for students to engage in entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation at their schools. Under the direction of the Institute of Design at Stanford University, these student leaders work with their peers from colleges and universities across the country to catalyze greater levels of innovation and venture activity on their campuses.

Are you interested? ALL students in ALL program areas are welcome to apply!  Inquire by 4/1/17 to be considered for part of the Fall 2017 University Innovation Fellows cohort. Fall training dates: August to October 2017 with 3-day travel to California in October 2017

You can learn more about Innovation Fellows at http://www.uvu.edu/tm/pages/students/innovation/index.html and http://universityinnovationfellows.org/