Borden named a University Innovation Fellow

Noah Borden, a Mechanical Engineering major, has been named a University Innovation Fellow.

The University Innovation Fellows, a program of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future and make a positive impact on the world.

More than 350 students from 90 higher education institutions in 13 countries have been named University Innovation Fellows.

These student leaders from schools around the globe create opportunities to help their peers build the creativeconfidence, agency, and entrepreneurial mindset needed to address global challenges. Fellows create student innovationspaces, start entrepreneurship organizations, facilitate experiential workshops, work with faculty and administrators todevelop new courses, and much more. They serve as advocates for lasting institutional change with academic leaders,lending the much-needed student voice to the conversations about the future of higher education.

The program is run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( With the addition of the new Fellows, the program has trained nearly 2,200 students since its creation.