The CGI University Network is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses.
Cornell student participants for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, who were selected during a competitive process conducted by CGI U, include the following 15 individuals who are working individually or in groups. Their project commitments will be delivered in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal as well as in the US.
Project Commitment Focus Area: Title
Public Health: Improving the Ghanaian patient experience
Public Health: Early disease diagnosis at reduced scanning time using MRI
Education: Summer Institute for Creative Arts, Nigeria
Education: Youth Empowerment
Education: Maximus Academy, Senegal
Adannaya Amadi, Biology, 2018
Environment and Climate Change: Get Them to the Green; Vanderpoel Aquaponics
Poverty Alleviation: Annabel’s Grocery
Education: Refugees for Education, Sweden
Public Health: For Her, By Her
Education: Never the Less, She Persisted: Girls in STEM Workshop Series
To join the CGI University Network, a university must provide a minimum of $10,000 in funding to CGI student commitment-makers from its campus. Students and university representatives come together at the CGI U meeting to hear from experts in various fields, brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and form effective partnerships. Students then return to their campuses and communities to turn their ideas into action, with the support of seed funding and mentorship from their universities.
To learn more about CGI University visit www.cgiu.org or contact the Entrepreneurship at Cornell liaison Debra Eichten at email@example.com.