Annual UNE Innovation Celebration
UNE recognizes its students' strides as innovators throughout the academic year at the annual spring Innovation Celebration, a series of events showcasing students’ communication, collaborative, and critical thinking skills.
The Innovation Celebration is the culmination of several journeys of creativity, problem solving, and design thinking. It provides our community with a roadmap to the student events, inventions, research, and opportunities that set UNE apart in the realm of innovation.
The celebration takes place during the spring semester and features several events that highlight innovative thinking in several disciplines across the University — from the health sciences and health professions to social sciences, the humanities, and business.
If you are a faculty member interested in how to involve your students in next year’s Innovation Celebration, email the director of innovation Justine Bassett.
Innovation Celebration Events
Adaptive Projects Expo
The annual Adaptive Projects Expo is a signature event of UNE’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program in which OT students create devices to assist children with their everyday occupational engagement at pediatric therapy centers and elsewhere.
Spring Interprofessional Poster Session
Hosted by the Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice, this annual event showcases the research conducted by students who have worked across academic disciplines, particularly the health professions, to improve mutual understanding and better patient outcomes.
CAS Spring Research Symposium
At the end of the spring semester, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosts its annual CAS Spring Research Symposium. The event celebrates the research of CAS undergraduate’s performed throughout the academic year. Students display artwork, present posters, and give oral presentations