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About Us


An Innovation University characterized by innovating students and student innovations.


The Center for Student Innovation will recruit, foster, celebrate, and support student innovators and student Innovations through extra-curricular and curricular opportunities, facilities, events, training, and mentorship.

The Building

Designed by Rochester-based architectural firm Chaintreuil, Jensen, and Stark, ours is a LEED Platinum building whose interior changes on a daily basis to accommodate our many activities.

The Culture

"Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places." --Margaret J. Wheatley

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." --Linus Pauling

"Allow for the inherent sloppiness of innovation." --Tom Peters

"The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the
opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.” --W. Arthur Porter

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." --Theodore Levitt

"An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates from college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. If he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work." --Charles Kettering

"There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something." --Thomas Edison