When we think about civic innovation, we tend to focus on the technology that improves our communities: maps for reporting violence, microblogging for flood victims, and online tutoring for reading. But these innovations do not just appear. They are the products of people who work day to day to identify meaningful problems and implement creative solutions to better our daily lives. To ensure our social welfare, industry and government depend on higher education to play a pivotal role in preparing these much-needed civic innovators. Yet students learn best through practice, and opportunities for relevant practice are limited in higher…
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