The six-week UIF Training Program was fundamental in transforming us, the UIFs, into advocates for our schools, our students, and our I&E movements. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with countless other motivated students from across the country and have stayed in close contact with many of them- comparing our campus obstacles, our plans for our students, and bouncing ideas off of each other. The network we formed by way of the 6-week UIF training has been incomparable to any network of students I’ve had before. We are people who get the job done and have some fun while we’re at it. I am looking forward to continuing to interact with them and with NCIIA in the future.
Breanne Przestrzelski is pursuing her Ph.D. at Clemson University. Her research focus is innovation and design in sports biomedical engineering. For more information, visit Bre’s Student Profile page.