A Launchpad for New Ideas
Established in 2007, the Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts (PCI) help make intellectual risk taking and creative problem solving second nature to Middlebury Students. With financial support through grants and competitions, and designated workspaces around campus for individual and group projects, PCI provides opportunities for students to explore ideas in a nonacademic setting. Current PCI programming includes MiddEntrepreneurs, TEDxMiddlebury, MiddChallenge, the Hunt, MiddVentures, MIDDSTART, Davis Projects for Peach, Tree House Fund, and New Millennium Fund. Spaces around campus include Old Stone Mill, Annex, M Gallery, and Center Gallery.
The ability to take intellectual risks, to think creatively, and to create new knowledge and thought are all necessary for leaders to meet 21st-century challenges. Yet, there have been too few structured, systematic initiatives at the college level that encourage the development of creative, innovative skills. To assist our students in developing these skills, Middlebury launched the Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts (PCI).
Presidential Fellowship in Innovation Opportunity:
Are you a graduating senior and interested in a full time position supporting innovation at Middlebury? Apply for the Presidential Fellowship in Innovation! Maintain the Fund For Innovation website, engage students, faculty, and staff about FFI, support the Fund Advisory Committee, and much much more.
Send a letter to the presidents office at firstname.lastname@example.org that includes:
- Your graduating date (February 2015 or May 2015—anticipated)
- The courses you have taken that you think are relevant to this position
- Two faculty/staff references
- Why you think you would be successful in this particular position
- How you would help attain the goals of the FFI
- Any other information you wish to provide