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Session VII a: Innovation Session

The purpose of this panel is to discuss ways in which IGERTs can foster innovation culture among its trainees and surrounding ecosystem, namely, the institution. Given the explicit goals of IGERT to incorporate innovation skills training, the panelists will discuss how they were able to successfully bring about innovation outcomes in their projects, and offer insights from their experience. The panel will be moderated by Ram Ramasubramanian and will consist of a representative from the I-CORPS program, a PI and student with an I-CORPS award, an innovation fellow from the Office of Naval Research, and a Senior University Administrator discussing institutional culture changes to foster innovation. We will also be seeking feedback from the floor on the new innovation thrust and how existing IGERTs can participate (e.g. through I-CORPS).

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Lucas Arzola, IGERT Trainee and I-Corps recipient, University of California-Davis
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Chris Fall, Innovation Fellow, Office of Naval Research
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Karen McDonald, IGERT PI and I-Corps recipient, University of California at Davis
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Don Millard, I-Corps Program Director, NSF
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