Innovation Fellows

About the University Innovation Fellows

Apply now (deadline 4/1/17) for Fall 2017! (ALL students in ALL programs welcome!)

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. Learn more: 

Utah Valley University was the first institution from the state of Utah chosen to sponsor University Innovation Fellows on their campus. Approximately four UVU students will be selected each year to attend intensive workshops at Google Headquarters and Stanford University in Palo Alto and receive additional training through the program. After training, Fellows pursue projects that will expose more students to creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Utah Valley University proudly sponsors an Innovation Fellows group on its campus due to the significant contributions of Technology Management student Tanner Wheadon starting in 2014-2015. In 2016, we added five additional UVU fellows:  Jason Carrick (Computer Science), Dallin Ott (Mechatronics), Brayden Cutler (Computer Science), Derek Latimer (Finance), and Mark Romero (Computer Science). Now, we are looking for four student candidates for the 2017 academic year! 

Note: A special thanks to the College of Technology and Computing and the Woodbury School of Business for funding these student opportunities!

Fall training dates: August to October 2017 with 3-day travel to California in October 2017

Are you interested? ALL students in ALL program areas are welcome!  Inquire by 4/1/17 to be considered for part of the Fall 2017 University Innovation Fellows cohort 

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If you desire to get involved in this amazing opportunity, apply now!  For questions, contact Dr. Anne Arendt or Dr. Mark Seastrand


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