Engineering student named to fellowship program

4/14/2014



Myisha Moore (far right) poses with other students.

Tuskegee, Ala. (April 14, 2014) – Myisha Moore, a material science and engineering major from Phoenix, Ariz., has just completed training to join University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers engineering student leaders to bring more entrepreneurial activity to their campuses. She is one of 66 students from 45 institutions across the country that have been named as Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter).

According to a press release from the organization: “The University Innovation Fellows are a network of student leaders working to create lasting institutional change that will increase student engagement with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation. The program is part of a national movement to help all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required for them to compete in the economy of the future.”

“As an institute of academic excellence and a top producer of black engineers, TU should lead other institutions in innovative research ideas and projects and provide all its students with a means for commercializing their ideas and products,” Moore said.

The program is run by Epicenter, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Moore and other Fellows gathered in San Jose, Calif., March 20-22, for their annual meeting, where they took part in sessions at Google, Stanford University and NCIIA’s Open Conference. The meeting included workshops and exercises focused on design thinking, creativity, brainstorming and team building.

“I am extremely proud to be a University Innovation Fellow. The training I received taught me about design thinking, how to start a student movement on campus, innovation and entrepreneurship and how to sell anything I believe in,” Moore said. 
Fellows are selected each spring and fall and sponsored by their school faculty. Vijay Rangari, research associate professor in the College of Engineering, sponsored Moore. Read more about the Fellows’ activities at: epicenter.stanford.edu/story/engineers-take-action-university-innovation-fellows.

About Epicenter:

The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Epicenter’s mission is to empower U.S. undergraduate engineering students to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our economy and society. To do this, Epicenter helps students combine their technical skills, their ability to develop innovative technologies that solve important problems, and an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. Learn more, and get involved at epicenter.stanford.edu


UF MeetUp group.


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