CSVC is proud to provide engaging, immersive, and valuable courses to students at the University of Maryland. Each course has undertones of social innovation and impact, allowing students to think about how they can make the world a better place through business.

The Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) program immerses students in the role of entrepreneurship — and intrapreneurship — in driving positive social and environmental change through business.

The program features a social entrepreneurship challenge, a crash course in lean startup methodology, an introduction to stakeholder theory, a blueprint project for social change, and an interactive consulting experience. Co-curricular programming that includes site visits, guest speakers and conferences complement the program and help students develop skills in the areas of sustainability, social enterprise and organizational structure, entrepreneurship, impact investing, impact measurement, and corporate social responsibility.

Students leave the program with a resume-building consulting engagement or venture experience, and a deep understanding of how to affect issues of social and environmental importance through organizations both large and small. This is a highly interactive, experiential and dynamic program.

David Kirsch is the faculty champion for this program. Learn more at the Social Innovation Fellowship page, and apply by February 15 at

ENME488: Entrepreneurial Design Realization is a course rooted in turning socially and environmentally responsible technology into real-world implementation. It is being offered in the Spring of 2022, open to undergraduate students of all majors at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Contact Professor David Bigio at with any questions or for more details.

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