Innovation @ Saint Francis


What is Innovation @ Saint Francis?

Reaching out beyond the confines of our campus, the Innovation @ Saint Francis program provides students with a variety of opportunities to engage with local and global communities in a way that is inspiring, illuminating, and impactful for all involved. By building strong partnerships with a vast range of individuals and organizations, students will develop relationships and explore untapped areas of discovery.


Our students will explore and experience areas they are passionate about so they may venture into the future prepared to learn, question, and contribute to whichever field or segment of society they choose, with the purpose of making a positive impact in the world.

Successes in Innovation

Htmelle Future Female Leaders Bootcamp – Summer 2022

The Future Female Leaders Bootcamp, led by htmelle, provided a team of female students the opportunity to creatively decode a real-world problem. Each student conducted their own research, gathered insights, built a prototype and presented a plan to solved a local or global issue. By providing young girls the opportunity to learn how to become innovative problem solvers they achieve global wide change and equity for future generations. 

By the Numbers

Healthcare Innovation Mentorship Program - Spring 2022
ML Model for Disease Forecasting - Summer 2021

Articles & Posts

Join Us!

Whoever you are, if you’ve got a passion to be a part of an upcoming project, want to work with us to provide one for our students, or if you just have questions, please contact our Innovation Lead, Shraddha Chaplot shraddhachaplot@sfhs.com. We are waiting for you to join us!

Shraddha Chaplot



Current Opportunities
  • Santa Clara University’s Healthcare Innovation and Design Program
    • Innovation in Dementia Care — Apply Today
    • Healthcare Innovation Mentorship Program  — accepting applications mid-September
    • BioFeedback in Immersive Environments: Flowressence —program in progress
Upcoming Opportunities

Spring 2023 

  • Santa Clara BioFeedback in Immersive Environments: Flowressence 

Summer 2023

  • Htmelle Future Female Leaders Bootcamp
Past Opportunities