Community College Innovation Challenge Boot Camp
June 11-14, 2018
The Alexandrian Hotel
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), is convening a Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp, June 11–14, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia, for the 10 student and faculty-mentor teams selected as CCIC finalists.
Community colleges from across the country participated in the challenge. The student teams, working with a faculty mentor and an industry or community partner, submitted applications detailing their innovative STEM-based solutions to real-world problems of local to global concern.
The CCIC Boot Camp is designed to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the finalist teams to further develop their ideas with a focus on building innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic communication skills.
NSF and AACC also are pleased to announce that the CCIC Boot Camp will feature an opportunity for the finalist teams to display their challenge projects as part of a reception to be held on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 13. Congressional members, STEM leaders, and key congressional staff will be invited to meet with the teams to learn about their ideas and proposed solutions. In addition, the event provides an opportunity for the CCIC judges to view the displays and engage with each team as part of the judging criteria for selecting the winning teams.
The 10 finalist teams are required to attend the Community College Innovation Challenge Boot Camp and should consult this site for detailed information pertaining to event registration, hotel/travel, and assembling displays.
For more information on the Community College Innovation Challenge and to view videos from the 10 finalist teams, click here.