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CSU Students Named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

Three CSU Students Named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford Program

Innovative program ‘empowers students to become agents of change’ at their respective schools

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Ph.D. students Abigail Poeske and Bryson Davis, and Washkewicz College of Engineering student Cameron LaMack have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (

The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to navigate a complex world and build the future.

Fellows are nominated by faculty and administrators and are selected through an application process each year. Faculty and administrators who guide Fellows, known as “Faculty Champions,” also can engage in a community of Faculty Innovation Fellows.

Faculty Champions for CSU’s Fellows include Nicholas C. Zingale, Ph.D., associate professor at Levin and co-director of CSU’s T.E.C.H. Hub, and Kelle K. DeBoth, Ph.D., assistant professor in CSU’s Department of Health Sciences.

The Faculty Champions cohort-based program is a two-year experience that helps educators work to identify and design their own projects to make a difference at their schools.

Dr. Zingale and Dr. DeBoth said they encouraged Poeske, Davis, and LaMack to apply as part of an effort to create new experiences for students at CSU.

As part of this initiative, the student fellows will create opportunities to help their peers build the creative confidence, agency, and entrepreneurial mindset needed to address global challenges.

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