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IA leadership organization to host banquet honoring late student

LEAD by IA, a professional development organization for Innovation Academy students, will host their fourth annual award banquet event on July 24th. Members of LEAD look forward to commemorating their organization’s accomplishments, enjoying a keynote address from IA Assistant Director Yesi B. Sevilla, and celebrating IA students with honorary awards-- all voted upon by their peers. 

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Catalyst Summer A prototyping event an innovative success

On June 15, hundreds of innovators convened in the Rion Ballroom with one common question: How might we use innovation to protect the biodiversity in our hometowns Students in the Creativity-in-Action minor course were challenged to conduct a five-week rapid prototyping program to improve the preservation of local biodiversity. 

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Why You Don’t Need Two Degrees to Get the Skills of a Double-Major

In this unprecedented job market, everyone is finding ways to get ahead, setting themselves apart from the growing sea of applicants that all want the same position. In college, students are already shadowing professionals in their field of study, landing internships with big-name companies, and racking up the volunteer hours, all while balancing a full-time class schedule—and it doesn’t stop at just one degree.

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IA Student wins money from online idea competition

IA ambassador Matthew Gallagher earned a cash prize from his laptop—all for sharing his ideas. Mind Sumo – a product of Stanford University Student Startup Accelerator – connects companies with big problems to college students with big ideas.

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Innovation Academy professor partners with local elementary students to test 3-D learning tools

Students in Dr. Ryan Nixon’s Creativity in Context course have taken their 3-D printed design projects outside the classroom, and beyond the grading scale to receive real feedback from their target audience. In a focus-group setting, rooms full of users interacted with their designs—the participants being dozens of elementary school children. 

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IA alum lands position at Disney’s in-house advertisement agency

Kelli Kaufmann (Cohort of ’14) thought she had her education completely planned when she was accepted to the University of Florida. She expected a typical college experience – instead, her academic career veered in ways she never imagined, leading her to not only become a top innovator and creator of her IA cohort, but to shine as a professional in her Communications career field.

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