Eight UAB students have been selected as fellows in Stanford’s Hoover Institution and can take part in initiatives geared toward advancing particular state initiatives.

Written by: Karen Templeton
Media contact: Yvonne Taunton

Eight University of Alabama at Birmingham students have been selected as Hoover Fellows, an initiative enabling students to be part of advancing training, financial growth, know-how, enterprise and innovation within the state.

The Alabama Innovation Commission, established by Gov. Kay Ivey in July of 2020, is the Alabama’s first statewide fee targeted on entrepreneurship, know-how and innovation. The fee has partnered with the Hoover Institution, a public coverage suppose tank affiliated with Stanford University to convey main students collectively to collaborate on matters of know-how innovation, training and financial growth to work on the development of the state’s innovation ecosystem.

hoover.fellows.7Zahrah AbdulraufUAB students had been selected to work with the AIC students on these initiatives:

  • Business Incentives and Prosperity: Andrew Bartholomew, within the Collat School of Business, and Zahrah Abdulrauf, within the College of Arts and Sciences. Both students are members of the Honors College. This mission will consider Alabama’s present incentives for attracting companies and make suggestions based mostly on the successes and failures of latest incentive applications across the nation.
  • Deploying Broadband-Based Education: Karthik Reddy within the College of Arts and Sciences and Honors College, and Hannah Rodgers within the School of Education. The work of the Stanford-Alabama group will have a look at the present alternatives and potential for deploying broadband-based mostly training all through the state to enhance the present capacities of Ok-12 educators — to ship excessive-high quality instruction, particularly within the precedence areas of science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic, which ties in intently to financial growth plans for the state.
  • Fostering the Role of Universities: Annisha Borah within the School of Engineering and Honors College, and Mathew Banker within the Collat School of Business. This mission will intention to make particular, concrete suggestions for state authorities coverage to construct on the energy of Alabama’s universities, to develop Alabama’s know-how and innovation financial system.
  • The Outdoor Recreation Lab: Amanda Summers within the School of Engineering and Lauren White within the School of Health Professions. This mission will assess the speculation that the Cumberland Plateau is an underdeveloped useful resource for the State of Alabama. Specifically, the lab will assess its pure endowments as in comparison with its bodily and enterprise infrastructure.

hoover.fellows.8Annisha Borah “It is exciting to have our students involved in projects that are deemed priorities by our state government,” stated UAB Provost Pam Benoit. “UAB and Stanford students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop close working relationships and share ideas and best practices for tackling these projects. I expect our students will be key in developing strategies for understanding and resolving issues.”

Stanford’s Hoover Institution is led by former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and she or he prolonged the invitation for UAB students to use for the establishment’s initiatives with AIC.

“It is an honor to have received the invitation to partner with the Hoover Institution,” stated UAB President Ray Watts. “UAB students and faculty have gained a reputation for being critical thinkers immersed in solving community problems, and I see this opportunity as a way to build on that, benefiting our state and our learning opportunities.”

For extra data on scholar fellowship alternatives, go to uab.edu/fellowships.

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