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Dec 13, 2022

Preparing to Pivot

It can be difficult to stand up and declare how uncertain you are. However, at this year’s mid-year reception, the 2022-23 cohort of Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) were adamant about doing just that. They shared their obstacles, their corrected assumptions, and their unexpected project transitions along with all the hard work they have put in… 

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Sep 6, 2022

Meet the 2022-2023 Social Innovation Fellows

NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is excited for you to meet the 2022-2023 Social Innovation Fellows. 

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May 5, 2022

Announcing the 2022-23 Social Innovation Fellows

NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is happy to announce the students who will comprise the 2022-23 cohort of Social Innovation Fellows. 

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Apr 14, 2022

Helping Improve Waste Reduction Education on Campus

NC State Student Government approved a Social Innovation Fellows bill to require waste sorting training for incoming students. 

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Dec 10, 2021

2021-22 Social Innovation Fellows Reflect on a Semester of Work

Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) gathered virtually to present what they’ve learned in the fall semester to their peers. 

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.