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Oct 18, 2023

Get to know the 2023-24 Social Innovation Fellows

NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to get to know the 2023-2024 Social Innovation Fellows. This year 16 students from across the university are working together on three interdisciplinary teams. Read below about the impact these students are hoping to make while at NC State and afterwards, and learn a little more about the organizations… 

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Sep 7, 2023

Inaugural Changemaker Fellowship Leads to New B Corporation Certification Toolkit

Created and supported by NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Changemaker Fellowship was designed to be rigorous, challenging and empowering in order to prepare students to be effective changemakers in their communities and beyond. 

May 5, 2023

A Case Study in Teamwork

The 2022-23 Fellows set a fine example of what it means to become a team, and what it means to build a supportive community. 

Wolf Plaza in the spring.

May 5, 2023

Announcing the 2023-24 Social Innovation Fellows

NC State Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is happy to announce the students who will comprise the 2023-24 cohort of Social Innovation Fellows. 

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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. 

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. 

Brian on ski trip with family

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.