Ann Delaney was chosen by the University Innovation Fellows Program at Stanford University as one of 24 event leaders for the program’s Silicon Valley Meetup that took place in March. Delaney held the same role at the program’s fall meet-up in November 2017.
Delaney was among 24 fellows selected from an international community of 1,500 fellows. At the March event, Delaney represented Boise State before an audience of 300 student and faculty attendees from 70 international colleges and universities. Out of these 24 leaders, Delaney was one of five fellows to be selected a leader for the second time.
She and the other event leaders each gave a presentation to all event attendees, modeling for new fellows the kind of impact they can have at their own schools, as well as mentoring a team of fellows from different areas of the U.S. and nine other countries, including Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay.
Delaney’s presentation was titled “Are You a Maker?” and covered themes of maker identity and mindset. Delaney’s talk highlighted the Society of Women Engineers club at Boise State where she is an advisor, and their Go Baby Go project in which Boise State students work with St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center and local families to modify toy cars for children with mobility impairment.
The University Innovation Fellows program is a global program run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. Read more about the UIF program and the March meetup online at universityinnovationfellows.org