About Us

Our Mission

The Engineering, Design, and Innovation Fellows is a brand new program introduced to the Center for Civic and Global Leadership in 2015.

The Engineering, Design, and Innovation Fellows Program strives to inspire leaders who harness the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math to solve complex problems affecting all communities.  Recognizing the potential for engineering and design to promote equity and improve lives, the program seeks to empower students to develop creative responses to critical infrastructure challenges facing vulnerable populations in Hampton Roads and around the world.

Through empathy-driven design challenges, case study analysis, local partnerships, and peer and professional collaboration, Fellows will develop leadership, project management, and research skills as they work to address issues such as transportation, energy, and sustainability.  Students will work with civic leaders, stakeholders, industry experts, and other Center for Civic and Global Leadership Fellows to design and implement human-centered solutions that support individuals and improve communities.  The Engineering, Design, and Innovation Fellows Program will grow competent, courageous leaders ready to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Join us for the journey of a lifetime…