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Oct 14, 2021

A new focus for 2021-22 Social Innovation Fellows teams

For the 2021-2022 cohort, SIF is altering the structure of the program by instead asking fellow teams to focus on one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Sep 3, 2021

Welcome Our Newest Cohort

Get to know our fifth cohort of Fellows, 30 NC State graduate and undergraduate students representing nine colleges and numerous academic programs. This year they are partnering with a strong group of social impact ventures to become problem-solvers and changemakers, and are aligning their work with a global call to action as a part of NC State’s Sustainable Development Goals Initiative. Their passion and energy is inspiring and we’re looking forward to seeing their accomplishments this year. 

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Jun 7, 2021

Blog Post: 2020 Reflections

I have an aunt who is an accomplished artist in NYC and this week she shared a painting she had done of her “alter ego,” a lone person sitting in a corner of an enclosed room which she described as a stage set with no exit. The face is obscured, and gaze set on a… 

Jun 7, 2021

Social Innovation Fellows 2020-21 Cohort Share Outcomes and Lessons Learned

The Social Innovation Fellows 2020-21 cohort wrapped up their year on May 5th, 2021 with final presentations featuring lessons learned and stories of personal growth and impact. The virtual event also featured remarks from Venture Partners, Team Mentors, program staff, and NC State Provost Warwick Arden and Dean Jeff Braden. 

Jun 4, 2021

Interview with Social Innovation Fellows Team Mentor Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers volunteers as one of six team mentors in the Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) program. Team mentors play a guiding role for our student teams, offering them valuable expertise and experience to compliment their own fresh perspectives. 

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Apr 27, 2021

Interview with Social Innovation Fellows Team Mentor Brian Speight

Brian Speight volunteers as one of six team mentors in the Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) program. Team mentors play a guiding role for our student teams, offering them valuable expertise and experience to compliment their own fresh perspectives. 

Apr 27, 2021

Meet the 2021-22 Social Innovation Fellows

NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 2021-22 Social Innovation Fellows. These 30 students, who represent our most academically diverse group yet, will begin their journey as our fifth cohort this coming August. 

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Feb 23, 2021

Interview with Social Innovation Fellows Team Mentor Raj Narayan

Raj Narayan volunteers as one of six team mentors in the Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) program. Team mentors play a guiding role for our student teams, offering them valuable expertise and experience to compliment their own fresh perspectives. 

Jan 29, 2021

USASBE Presents 2021 Excellence in Co-Curricular Innovation Award to NC State Social Innovation Fellows

The USASBE Excellence in Co-Curricular Innovation Award celebrates the critical role of co-curricular programming in the overall entrepreneurship education ecosystem by encouraging and recognizing colleges and universities with innovative, co-curricular programs that demonstrate creativity, quality, sustainability, and impact. 

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Nov 13, 2020

Interview with Social Innovation Fellows Mentor Jahmal Pullen

Jahmal Pullen volunteers as one of six team mentors in the Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) program. Team mentors play a guiding role for our student teams, offering them valuable expertise and experience to compliment their own fresh perspectives.