Three Clark Atlanta University Students Named University Innovation Fellows

ATLANTA    Congratulations are in order for Clark Atlanta University students Char’nae Davis, Madisyn Dudley and Allen Lee, who just finished the necessary training to become participants in the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program. They are among 224 students from 58 institutions of higher education around the world named University Innovation Fellows.
UIF is a global program at Stanford University, which empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement through innovation, entrepreneurship and design thinking, according to a statement by Stanford. The University Innovation Fellows program is run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
Each CAU student developed a list of strategic priorities to address during their fellowship, including eradicating information silos, collaborating across disciplines and fully developing innovation lab activities as a marketplace and design thinking area for students. Fellows will work to ensure their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future and make a positive impact on the world, according to Stanford.
“During their training, Fellows learn how to analyze their campus innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems and understand the needs of stakeholders with the goal of uncovering opportunities to enrich the educational opportunities for their peers,” said Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, co-director of the University Innovation Fellows program. “They utilize frameworks like Design Thinking and Lean Startup to bring their ideas to life and work with peers from different backgrounds and disciplines.”
For more information on the University Innovation Fellows program, contact Laurie Moore at 650.561.6113 or email