About Nova

NOVA is short for “Innovation!”

A few years ago, we discovered that students often come to college with big hopes and plans, but often lack the tools, the team, and the resources that allow them to flourish and follow their passions.

The mission of the NOVA Fellowship is to find, equip, and inspire students of all majors to follow their passion and develop innovative projects that benefit others – while still in school.

Here are a few qualities that we look for when choosing our brand new NOVA Fellows:

  • They make things happen and have an “itch” to make a difference.
  • They think up new ways to do things and like working with others.
  • They believe there’s no better way to learn than by doing.

Does this sound like you?

People aren’t numbers, so we’re more interested in the passion of the person and their ability to follow-through on projects than their GPA. It’s a fun-loving and discovery-oriented community, filled with students of all majors and talents and accomplished faculty and professionals. They are here to help you succeed.

If you’re selected, you’ll have access to:

  • Personal development and leadership opportunities,
  • An array of innovation and entrepreneurship resources,
  • Ongoing collaboration and feedback with the larger NOVA community, and
  • Connections to job and internships via our network of mentors.


Our number one priority is to give students an unforgettable experience that develops their unique talents and shows them how to apply them to real-world projects. We will insure that each student has the tools, the team, and the resources to do something exceptional. At the end of the Fellowship experience, students will have a portfolio of their work and a certificate to show off.

At the heart of the Nova Fellowship is The Applied Innovation Certificate. Students selected to join the Nova Fellowship will pursue this certificate and also participate in workshops, service activities, networking events, presentations, conferences, etc.

We invite you to apply today to be part of the NOVA Fellowship at TU!


A team of TU faculty from various colleges and departments oversee The Nova Felllowship. Professor Charlie Wood currently serves as director.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/drcharliewood

Phone: 918-631-2281

Email: charles-wood@utulsa.edu