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Electrical engineering student named Stanford University Innovation Fellow

Rylie Miller | Jan 27, 2020
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Electrical engineering student named Stanford University Innovation Fellow

Rylie Miller | Jan 27, 2020

Dillon Mahr, an electrical engineering junior in Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology, was recently named a Stanford University Innovation Fellow (UIF). He’s one of just 360 students across the nation to receive the honor.

Created as part of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) through a National Science Foundation grant, the select program provides six weeks of online training, including themed lessons around the ideation process, as well as connections to innovation and entrepreneurship resources on the students’ campuses and beyond.

“I was inspired to apply after reading about the impact some of OHIO’s past fellows on campus,” said Mahr, who is also a Russ College Engineering Ambassador and Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar. “I wanted to become part of a group of students that were passionate about improving our innovation and entrepreneurial landscape, and do my part to make a positive impact on future students.”

Mahr joins previous Russ College fellows Andrew Stroud, BSME ’19, and Ben Scott, BSETM ’18, and Faith Voinovich, BSCHE ’19

Students selected as UIF are creators of innovation, change and entrepreneurship. Alongside another OHIO fellow this year, Claire McGee, Mahr has been developing an interactive innovation and design workshop for Bobcat Student Orientation that will challenge incoming students to think of new and innovative ways to handle common first-year student issues such as belonging, wellness, finances and time management.

In the future, Mahr hopes to find innovative was to use electrical engineering and computer science to serve as an aid in challenging issues like wildlife conversation.

Read more about this year’s Ohio University Stanford Innovation Fellows on the Ohio.edu news site.