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Ann Delaney

By: Brady W Moore   Published 7:06 am / December 13, 2017

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Ann Delaney

SAGE Scholars Program
College of Engineering

Ann Delaney recently was chosen by the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program as one of 23 event leaders for the program’s Silicon Valley Meetup, which took place Nov. 16-20.  The 23 event leaders were hand-selected out of an international community of more than 1,200 University Innovation Fellows for the impact they have had at their schools and for their contributions to the movement.

At the meetup, Delaney represented Boise State in front of 300 student and faculty attendees from 82 universities and colleges around the world. She and the other event leaders each gave a presentation to all event attendees, modeling for new fellows the kind of impact they can have at their own schools, as well as mentoring a team of fellows from different areas of the U.S. and around the world, including Chile, Colombia and India.

Delaney’s presentation was titled “The Most Important Part of Your Makerspace.” Delaney also interviewed Ray Kurzweil, an engineer, inventor and futurist currently working with Google who has pioneered technologies in a variety of fields, including optical character recognition, text-to-speech and artificial intelligence.

The University Innovation Fellows program is a global program run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. You can read about the UIF program here and read more about the March 2017 Silicon Valley Meetup here.