boundaryless@NAU is NAU’s innovation and entrepreneurship center. Through programs, certificate courses, mentoring, and more, boundaryless@NAU enhances your NAU experience and prepares you to thrive in a dynamic world and job market, identify opportunity and solutions amidst challenges, and build a successful life and career. Our vision is that upon graduation, you and all students at NAU, whatever your course of study, have a curious, problem-solving mindset and skillset that will enrich your career, life, and the world.
Learn more about our CORE PILLARS, MISSION, VISION, & AIMS.
Ever had an idea for an app? What’s Your App is a chance gain insights into the evolving world of apps, learn the basics of problem solving with apps (even if you have some prior experience), get feedback on your app idea, showcase your work, and get continued support after the competition if you wish to continue. Learn more HERE.
La Gran IDEA: New Program and Grant
NAU is partnering with Universidad de Sonora (UNISON) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to put on The Big IDEA (La Gran IDEA), which will allow 12 students from each university to collaborate on finding solutions to challenges of food security and financial security in the Arizona/Sonora Megaregion. It is based on Jacks Big IDEA, which is put on by boundaryless@nau.
Applications are closed. Applications are under review and we’ll have selections complete late April/early May.
Personal Finance, Managing Credit & Debt (4/16, 10:00 AM)
Perfect for students with graduation on the mind, or just beginning. Professor Kevin Aguas will lead an insightful discussion covering tips and strategies for managing your money while a student.
Workshop is part of the NAU Undergraduate Research Symposium and is open to the public: https://nau.zoom.us/j/85209272276?pwd=U0M1NUdoTmdpdlNQMUJaMUxjSFFsUT09
Think Like an Innovator, Workshop (4/16, 12:00 PM)
Innovation, Creativity, Problem Solving… some of the most valuable skills the world needs right now. In this session we’ll explore 5 strategies for boosting all three. We’ll also discuss potential roadblocks and practical steps you can take to get started today. You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on tackling problems and coming up with novel ideas.
Workshop is part of the NAU Undergraduate Research Symposium and is open to the public: https://nau.zoom.us/j/86227434072?pwd=dmI5RHFkNkRuaUMxaEpsdURKNTBnQT09
Designing Your Life (4/21, 6 PM)
The semester, and year—and for some of us, our time as NAU students—is soon coming to an end. Have you ever worried about your career and life after school? Want to learn simple strategies that will help you make better decisions and look at the future with less anxiety and more excitement? In this fun and relaxed one-hour workshop we’ll explore simple design strategies and learn how to apply these to life, career, challenges, and decision making. We’ll also cover common roadblocks that impede and limit career opportunities and how to overcome these. Workshop Presenter: Dr. Curtis Smith, Director of boundaryless@NAU
Zoom Session Link: https://nau.zoom.us/j/89777564318?pwd=ZVd2ZUozVnVTSU5TUDJXSVlSbEhPZz09
How do I get involved?
We are open for walk-ins with a max capacity of 10. We’ve adjusted the layout so physical distancing can be maintained during your visit. Mask up and stop by.
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 NAU facts, see: https://nau.edu/coronavirus/
In collaboration with:
NAU College of Arts and Letters
NAU Cline Library
NAU College of Education
NAU College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
NAU College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
NAU College of Health and Human Services
NAU Honors College
NAU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
NAU W.A. Franke College of Business
Enhance your education through research, scholarly or creative activity
Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity to get started today