Event Date(s): Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 02:00pm EDT to Friday, March 19, 2021 - 02:45pm EDT
Calling All Community College Student Innovators!
The American Association of Community Colleges, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is inviting community college students to participate in the 2021
Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The CCIC is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator team mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems, attend a Virtual Innovation Boot Camp, and compete for cash awards.
The Virtual Innovation Boot Camp is held in June and provides professional development, mentoring, and coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills to help students advance their innovations in both the public and private sectors. The Boot Camp culminates in a virtual poster session and an engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, as well as a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals to determine the first, second, and third place winning teams.
Diverse and interdisciplinary teams that include students in STEM, business, humanities, and other fields are encouraged to apply. Registration is open NOW! and closes on April 20, 2021.