With the confirmation date slowly approaching, our office phones have been ringing with questions from students and parents. Some of the questions we tend to receive are about the Innovation Academy, SO, for this week's blog post, we decided to showcase the wonders of Innovation Academy.

First off, Innovation Academy is a program developed for students who are, of course, innovative, but who are also driven leaders seeking more out of their traditional college experience. It is a leading-edge program designed to bridge the gap between ideas and reality by encouraging innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship locally, nationally, and internationally while maximizing the resources at the University of Florida.

Students in Innovation Academy are actively engaged in strategic advancement, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary collaboration. They have opportunities to work on real-life problems while taking part in co-curricular activities such as conferences, seminars, guest lectures, research, service learning and study abroad opportunities. IA students and the professional innovators are encouraged to foster creativity and an innovative spirit, which is the foundation of the Gator Nation.

But don't just take our word for it. Here is the perspective of one of our current IA students:

To see what other students have to say about Innovation Academy, check out the IA website.

Walt Disney said it best that, "Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." We welcome you to take part in Innovation Academy where together your curiosities can lead to realities.