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"University Innovation Fellows empower students around the world to become agents of change in higher education. Fellows create opportunities that help their peers unlock their creative potential and develop the design-centered mindset required to take on complex challenges in today’s world. Fellows are students of all majors and academic levels, from freshman to PhDs – who want to shape the future of education." -U.I.F. Team

SIU Innovation Fellows and a handful of students at SIU and other universities and in industry believe in the vision to improve and transform the SIU Green Roof into a multidisciplinary innovation hub for Agricultural, Engineering, and all students and faculty across campus to collaborate on projects for innovative academic research. The team is jumpstarting the space through low-cost engineering projects to showcase opportunities as well as hosting Design Thinking Workshops to bring students collaborating together across disicplines. We inspire students to find their own passions.

With our projects we aim to achieve the following goals:

  1. Multidisciplinary Learning Facility for academic research, coursework, and internal organizations.
  2. Increased research projects’ space utilization.
  3. Display SIU’s innovative culture through student-initiated projects.


SIU ACERC identifier     University Innovation Fellows

Funded by the Student Green Fee

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