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Three Converse Students Named University Innovation Fellows
November 08, 2019
Aliyah Hancock ’21, Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20 (Nisbet Honors) and Jhazmin Gomez-Reyes ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) have been invited to join Stanford University’s Innovation Fellows program. This global program empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking.
Only 360 students internationally have been named University Innovation Fellows. Learn more about the program here.
From the press release:
“Higher education needs to change faster to meet the needs of students and industry today,” said Humera Fasihuddin, co-director of the University Innovation Fellows program. “In traditional education systems, students have to wait until they graduate to make a difference. We don’t believe that. As the key stakeholders of higher education, students should be active participants in a change process that helps them learn the skills and mindsets necessary to create the future. The students who participate in our program are ideally poised to help accelerate the pace of change at their schools.”
Fellows learn to analyze their campus ecosystems and identify opportunities for change related to innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and creativity.
“Through this program, Fellows gain skills, mindsets and knowledge to face ever-more complex challenges at their schools and in the world,” said Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, co-director of the University Innovation Fellows program. “During training, Fellows learn to analyze their campus ecosystems and identify opportunities for change related to innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and creativity. They work to understand the needs of peers across disciplines and the perspectives of faculty and administrators. They apply this new knowledge and perspective to design new educational opportunities for their peers.”