"Our IENGAGE program (the goal of which is to encourage an intellectual focus that connects students and faculty with the University, the local community and society), is modeled after UT-Austin's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative. You know what they say about imitation and flattery."
-Philip Cohen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, UT-Arlington
"The I Engage philosophy recognizes that knowledge is intellectual capital that educated persons can invest to address and solve problems found outside of the formal classrooms and textbooks. By contributing skills and knowledge in service of academic, social, cultural and entrepreneurial needs, engagement encourages the sense that the full expression of scholarship is an empowering, vital agency and it engenders an appreciation of one's potential to make positive contributions to one's profession and one's society. Programs and funding opportunities exist for both students and faculty under the IEngage umbrella."