The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. During the completion of this fellowship, I came up with the idea for and created a Wall of Opportunity at RPI for students to share their ideas, projects, and find teammates. Currently in development is a research management system to connect students to clubs, people, and events that align with their interests. The UIFellows created a club in order to create a habitat of innovation by creating opportunities for students to engage with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation at RPI.
According to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Wall of opportunity is a physical display that can aid in connecting students with entrepreneurial or project needs outside of the classroom; promoting additional entrepreneurial course offerings; linking students to campus resources such as the Forge Makerspace, the Severino Center, and EVE; designing a future Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond student orientation event to teach freshmen about entrepreneurship; and creating the Design Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society on campus.