The College of Business

Nick Russell

Mechanical Engineering, TN Tech University

Spring 2016 UIFellow

Nick became interested in the University Innovation Fellows Program after hearing Enis (1st TN Tech UIFellow) speak about the opportunity during an Eagle Works prep session. He applied for the program, secured funding, and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to go through the program and become a UIFellow. Nick has participated in the Eagle Works competition, REU in Techno-entrepreneurship, and the Lean Launchpad course. He speaks about Tech’s entrepreneurship program with state higher education officials and works to support other UIFellows throughout their journey. Nick wants to help other students see how entrepreneurship and design thinking can help them create better lives for themselves and others.