The Innovation[X] Program provides students the opportunity to be a part of a faculty-led, research project focused on creating solutions that will have an impact on the community, nation, and the world. This year’s selected projects range from detection of airborne bacteria, to real-time analytics for data visualization, to innovation in sustainability through carbon neutrality.
Each I[X] team must include a multidisciplinary team of 10-15 students consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Students selected to join a team will have the opportunity to engage in a transformational learning experience collaborating with interdisciplinary teams from a diverse set of majors.
Students can apply for up to 3 I[X] projects, but can only commit to being a team member on 1 project.
Some potential benefits to joining an I[X] Team:
- May qualify as an internship
- Some projects pay student stipends
- May be eligible for research credit
Questions? Please contact Emily Finbow, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Innovation[X] By The Numbers
Students ranged from undergraduate freshman to PhD students, and everything in between.
Common majors included Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health, Meteorology, Geophysics, Business, Management of Information Systems, Finance, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology.
Public Health, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Mays Business, and Science were represented by at least 10 students each.
The Innovation[X] Program is an opportunity to engage a broad array of students in a transformative learning project and explore translating research into actions that will have an impact on the community, nation, and the world.
Teams must consist of an interdisciplinary set of faculty members and a multidisciplinary team of 10-15 students, both undergraduate and graduate, from across the university.