$ 911,836 raised 2,964 gifts
Economic Development has raised $ 1,000 from 11 gifts!
Economic Development
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

Have you ever explored Google as a “noogler” (new Google employee)? Or talked to Microsoft project staff about their creative processes? Or spent a day exploring design thinking at Stanford University’s renowned d.School? Thirteen Salukis have and four more are taking off for Dubai in April! With your donation, we can double or triple that number in the next few years.


The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students from all majors and graduate degree programs to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are creating a national movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to compete in the economy of the future. Housed at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), more than 1,838 University Innovation Fellows from 258 global universities have participated since the program began in 2011.


Cohorts of four Salukis complete a six-week training program where they develop creative thinking and problem-solving skillsets. Through the process, each Fellow identifies a project that solves a problem or brings a new resource to campus. After returning from the spring Meet-ups, Fellows work with mentors and other faculty/staff to implement their project ideas. Projects from past Fellows include an innovation space, hackathons, design thinking workshops, 3D printing materials recycling, and entrepreneurship training programs.


For each $3,000 raised, your donations will help us invest in a Saluki who demonstrates a passion for innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial mindset as well as a drive to make a lasting impact at SIU. Thank you!

 

Want to know more about University Innovation Fellows?  Check out this video to better understand the impact that this program has on university students.

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1 IL 7
2 TX 3
3 CA 1
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Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
6 College of Liberal Arts 96
7 Saluki Athletics 85
8 College of Education and Human Services 79
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 73
10 College of Engineering 64
11 School of Law 54
12 College of Business 53
13 Morris Library 50
14 Student Affairs 44
15 General University Scholarships 40
16 College of Science 37
17 WSIU Public Broadcasting 36
18 Touch of Nature 33
19 Saluki Alumni Plaza 26
20 Marching Salukis 25
21 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 23
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 22
23 Graduate School 22
24 University Museum 20
25 Performing Arts 19
26 SIU Alumni Association 14
27 SIU Press 11
28 Chancellor's Scholars Program 11
29 Economic Development 11
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 10
31 Campus Lake Fund 9
32 Police K-9 Unit 7
33 Diversity Initiatives 6
34 University Honors Program 5
35 SIU Police K-9 Unit 4
36 Fermentation Science Institute 4
37 New Student Programs 3
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
6 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $32,064.00
7 Touch of Nature $28,260.00
8 Strong Survivors $17,735.00
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $17,285.00
10 College of Liberal Arts $13,486.00
11 Morris Library $12,465.00
12 College of Business $11,380.00
13 College of Science $10,655.00
14 School of Law $9,045.00
15 General University Scholarships $8,805.00
16 College of Agricultural Sciences $7,480.00
17 Saluki Alumni Plaza $6,805.00
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $4,860.00
19 SIU Press $3,530.00
20 SIU Police K-9 Unit $3,125.00
21 Student Affairs $2,540.00
22 University Museum $2,410.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $2,405.00
24 Performing Arts $2,355.00
25 Marching Salukis $2,096.00
26 Graduate School $2,081.00
27 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,835.00
28 SIU Alumni Association $1,835.00
29 Chancellor's Scholars Program $1,445.00
30 Economic Development $1,000.00
31 Center for Archaeological Investigations $500.00
32 New Student Programs $375.00
33 Campus Lake Fund $362.00
34 University Honors Program $350.00
35 Diversity Initiatives $325.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $300.00
37 Fermentation Science Institute $140.00
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