RN-BSN ('16), TN Tech University
Chemical Engineering, Biomolecular Concentration, TN Tech University
Spring 2016 UIFellow
Jacqueline learned of the UIFellows while participating in an interdisciplinary course between nursing and chemical engineering students during her junior year in nursing school. Through this amazingly innovative course, the faculty introduced her to the Fellows and encouraged her to apply to the program.
She believes integrating innovation & entrepreneurship into higher education is important because,
I&E, and everything included under the 'umbrella term,' is the future of our society. We need to be educating creative thinkers, problem-solvers, makers, and doers TODAY to fabricate our future tomorrow.
As a Fellow, Jacqueline has worked to increase TN Tech’s I&E culture as an Innovation intern in the iCube and now the assistant director of the I&E program as a whole. She directed the RUSH UIF event series at the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, helps direct and present countless pop-ups for students and faculty members, co-directs the annual Eagle Works Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, and has worked to ensure the UIFellows movement continues at TN Tech by creating and executing a recruitment process for interested candidates to apply. During the summer, she also co-directs the Governor’s School for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a month long program for 30 top-notch high school juniors and seniors from across the state of TN.