By Gretchen Mayes – William Jewell College student, Macy Tush, presented a discussion about the value of community and helping each other become better.
University Innovation Fellow (UIF) and physics student Macy Tush had the opportunity to help facilitate a breakout workshop for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley this summer. Her breakout session covered the value of community and helping each other become better. Macy credits much of the lessons she taught to lessons she learned at Jewell. She says, “Knowing that I have a community here at Jewell that will support me in my aspirations is incredibly empowering.”
The summit workshops were all student led but hosted by Stanford’s d.school and Google which provide a large push for innovation and creativity especially in regards to education. Macy also participated in other parts of the summit. She was able to help lead discussions between world business leaders on how we make a community that celebrates and empowers each other. The summit concluded with a representative from the U.S. Department of Energy sitting down with the student facilitators to talk about how students will be the future of innovation and technology in the energy sector. Macy says, “All in all it was an incredible experience that would not have been possible without the WJC Department of Business and Leadership.”
The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students 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. They gain this experience through online training, in person meetups, year-round mentor support, tools and resources, and national conventions. They create entrepreneurship events, design thinking workshops, multi-school collaboration, and national partnerships.