The Innovation[X] Program
The Innovation[X] Program proceeds from the basic idea that productive multidisciplinary collaboration is fundamental to solving big problems. To that end, we have developed a program that brings together faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from across campus to work on year-long, research-based projects that address real-world issues. We have put out general calls for proposals, as well as more specific calls for proposals on COVID-19 response related projects.
Since our 2019-20 pilot year, the Innovation[X] Program has sponsored 21 projects with grants of $20,000 each. The projects have ranged from laser-guided weed control to on-campus food insecurity, and have directly involved over 300 students and 100 faculty. Due to the positive response by both students and faculty, the program will sponsor another 10 projects in the 2020-21 academic year, engaging over 120 students and over 40 faculty. In the near future the program plans to add more topic-related calls, as well as corporate and NGO challenges.
For questions about Innovation[X], please contact Assistant Director Emily Finbow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about this year's I[X] teams and their exciting work.
Pick Your Path
Take a look at the Innovation[X] Program and application process from the faculty and student points of view.
Or learn more about our previous I[X] teams and the exciting progress they made by visiting our virtual poster gallery, watching our I[X] videos, or visiting the past projects page.
“The requirement to connect across disciplines & colleges… from faculty to staff, graduate students, & undergraduates to attack a large and difficult problem from many perspectives and at many levels has been even more of a benefit than I expected.”