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Cantos Chosen as Student Leader for Silicon Valley Event

Florida Tech student Briana Cantos, an electrical engineering major who in February 2016 was named a University Innovation Fellow by the prestigious Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, was honored yet again in November when she was chosen as one of 23 student event leaders for the program’s Silicon Valley Meetup.

Cantos, who was one of 155 students from 47 higher education institutions in seven countries to be named a Fellow (the group is pictured, above), was chosen to be an event leader from an international community of more than 1,200 Fellows. She was chosen because of her impact at Florida Tech and her contributions to the UIF movement, according to the organization.

Representing Florida Tech in front of over 300 student and faculty attendees from 82 universities around the world at the Meetup, Cantos presented information on her work and its impact.

The University Innovation Fellows program is a global program run by the 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 program here and about the previous March 2017 Silicon Valley Meetup here.

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