Information on the 2021 CCIC Forthcoming
The Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). It is a prestigious competition where community college student teams, working with a supportive faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; attend an Innovation Boot Camp; and compete for cash awards.
The Innovation Boot Camp provides professional development, mentoring, and coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills to help students advance their innovations in both the private and public sectors. Students participate in sessions on commercializing ideas, using technology for social applications, communicating with stakeholders, refining a pitch, and more. The CCIC includes a poster session and a formal presentation in front of a panel of esteemed industry professionals to determine the first and second place winning teams.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 CCIC was cancelled. AACC is in the process of developing the 2021 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) and plans to re-launch the competition in early 2021. Please check back for more details.
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