Since it’s inception in 2010, Make to Innovate has impacted over a thousand students that has been involved in the program. Make to Innovate began with just 56 students across 8 projects. Today Make to Innovate has nearly 270 students from over 6 different departments on campus in 16 or more projects. In recent years the Make to Innovate program has started to put together information on how many students we serve and where they are in both academic year and what department. The charts below is a collection of some of the data we have. We will update these periodically. If you would like to more about these charts, please contact the Program Coordinator, Matthew Nelson.
Make to Innovate has had consistent growth until very recently. The chart below shows student enrollment for each semester from Fall 2011 to Spring 2018. The top blue bar indicates how many projects we have.
Make to Innovate encourages that students from all stages in their undergraduate academic career be involved in the program. This allows Freshman to get a head start on working on hands on projects and allows for mentoring between upper classmen and lower classmen. Below is a chart that shows the distribution of students enrolled in Make to Innovate from Spring 2015 to Spring 2018. Please note that we have a gap for Spring 2016 in which case we did not have data for that semester.
Make to Innovate is based in the Aerospace Engineering department and so it is expected that the majority of students we have enrolled are in Aerospace Engineering. However, Make to Innovate is open to all students and we encourage other students to enroll. The three biggest groups of students is Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and ECpE which includes Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering students. We often see students from other engineering disciplines, Meteorology, Business, Math and other majors as well. The chart below currently has data from Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and ECpE departments and we only recently started keeping this data. Therefore this is only from the Fall 2016 to Spring 2018 semesters