Innovation Club Looks Back on Successful Year of Meetings and Events

Jun 17, 2019

Trinity’s entrepreneurial spirit can be found everywhere on campus, and it stretches far beyond Palos Heights. One example is the Innovation Club, which hosts meetings and events throughout the academic school year.

The Innovation Club wrapped up a busy year, according to co-president Haley Heeg ’20.  That included a field trip to downtown Chicago on April 8. About 20 Trinity students toured 1871, the number-one university affiliated tech incubator in the world, where Trinity is a University Partner. The group also visited two other incubators, The Chicago Connectory and Relish Works.

The group on the field trip represented a variety of majors, which is a hallmark of Innovation Club, Heeg said. “We have people from all different types of programs, from computer science to nursing, along with business majors,” Heeg said.

About 25-30 people typically participate in Innovation Club meetings, which are held twice a month in Fusion 59, Trinity’s on-campus innovation center.

Heeg served as co-president with Josh York ’20, and the two plan to continue leading Innovation Club. They are already planning events for next year, Heeg said.