During the final semester (Fall Semester), Crocker Fellows will present what they have gained from their internship experience, in light of the first semester's instruction. Example topics include how to build a team, how to measure processing for a new venture, and how to license a technology. One of the most powerful learning experiences occurs when students reflect on the lessons learned during their real-world experiences and teach those lessons to their peers. The Fellowship certainly provides this learning opportunity to all of its members.
Using the previous course work and lectures, fellows will also start an ongoing effort to develop an innovative product or solution. Each team will be required to show demonstrable traction in the marketplace and how their solution is innovative. Funding is available for the development of the project, which may be deigned for a firm, lab, or new venture.
"The Crocker faculty offer guidelines and suggestions for your project and work in the fellowship. But don't be afraid to branch out and make bold choices that might be off that beaten path. You're here to learn and take risks. There's not better place to take those risks than with the support of the Crocker Innovation Fellowship."
Former Crocker Fellow