Students who received IDEA Grant funding displayed and explained their projects to their peers and to the public at the UConn IDEA Grant Year-end Showcase at the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room on April 19.
The IDEA Grants program is designed to provide undergraduates in any major a stipend of up to $4,000 to develop innovative, creative, and personally meaningful projects. While the ideas don’t have to be tied to a major or minor field of study, they do need to be guided by students’ academic goals and plans for the future.
The projects, which are student-designed and student-led, include creative endeavors, community service initiatives, entrepreneurial ventures, research projects, and other original and innovative projects.
The program accepts applications from both individuals and groups, and is open to UConn undergraduates at all campuses.