We seek a student innovation collective to inspire and organize thinking across a range of perspectives; a self-reflective learning organization that allows diverse perspectives to emerge and develop; and a thoughtful vehicle through which to shape action informed by productive cross-disciplinary dialogue and learning. The characteristics below are integral to serving as a member of this group in its inaugural form. These core characteristics and criteria may change over time, and with input from the organization itself, as student needs, the Liu Idea Lab, the university, and society changes. In keeping with the intent of Lilie, we approach entrepreneurship and innovation with the diverse fields of the liberal arts and with the traditions of a research institution.
(1) Lilie Fellows should represent Rice’s intellectual diversity and as such the Fellows would include members from across the sciences, the humanities, and the professions;
(2) Lilie Fellows should encompass students from various stages in their Rice careers. This has the advantage of enabling insight onto the Rice experience at different junctures in the undergraduate career, as well as to create a sustained conversation over time;
(3) Lilie Fellows will have demonstrated exceptional commitment, curiosity, and open engagement with their fields of study, the student body, the university, and the larger community;
(4) Lilie Fellows will have demonstrated active learning and exceptional contributions within entrepreneurial and innovative endeavors.
All full-time enrolled undergraduates including seniors are eligible to apply.