The Innovation Scholar Program is the starting place for undergrads who want to be inventors, entrepreneurs and creators of the future. Do you want to match your passion with a purpose? Do you want to make an impact? We have the program for you. Follow the three steps below and receive recognition at graduation and on your transcript as being an “Innovation Scholar.” The first step is registering for one Innovation Scholar Road Map Class (UGS 3050, HONOR 3050, BUS 3050 or HUM 3050; 2 credits). The program requires 3 credit hours and a portfolio.
How to Be an Innovation Scholar (3 Steps):
Step 1: Explore
Innovation Road Map Class (UGS 3050, HONOR 3050, BUS 3050 or HUM 3050; 2 credits)
- Meet innovative thinkers from around campus who address real-world issues.
- Explore what big problems interest and inspire you.
- Create a personal road map by outlining courses and activities that interest you.
- Find a faculty advisor to guide you through your chosen path.
Step 2: Experience
Learn, invent and get involved
- Learn about the innovation process.
- Following your personal road map, you will take 2-3 courses to learn more about the big question or problem of unique interest to you.
- Get involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities — competitions, study abroad, service projects, competitions, mentoring, research, think tanks, internships. Pick 2-3 that get you closer to making that impact.
- Consult with your faculty advisor along the way.
Step 3: Reflect
Create your Innovation Portfolio (UGS 3051; 1 credit; enroll after completing first two steps)
- Create an online portfolio that describes your exploration and innovative way of making an impact on a big problem or question.
- Graduate and be recognized as an Innovation Scholar.