The Community College Innovation Challenge – Why Your Students Should Apply?
February 8, 2024
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; receive full travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Up to 12 finalist teams will be selected to attend the Innovation Boot Camp and receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills. Finalist teams also participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC and team mentors from the 2023 competition to learn about the CCIC, and why you should support a student team from your institution to apply by the April 2 deadline.
Ellen Hause, Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, AACC, DC
Kenneth Henry, Chemistry Instructor, West Hills College Coalinga, CA
PJ Ricatto, PI, STEMatics, Bergen Community College, NJ
Martha Parham (Facilitator), Senior Vice President, Public Relations, AACC, DC
To register, click here.