2018 Community College Innovation Challenge

The Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) is a prestigious, two-stage competition where community college teams use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems, compete for cash awards, and earn full travel support (students and faculty) to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.

The CCIC is an annual event in its fourth year. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

WHO: Teams of 3 to 5 community college students with an interest in STEM, innovation and entrepreneurism, and in making a difference, a faculty mentor and an industry partner.

WHEN: Submit from October 18, 2017, to February 14, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

Required Innovation Boot Camp for student finalists and their faculty mentor in Alexandria, VA, June 11-14, 2018.

WHERE: www.nsf.gov/communitycollege.

WHY: To foster the development of crucial innovation and entrepreneurial skills, gain confidence,
network, win prizes and learn skills to make real-world change.

Questions? Contact the CCIC Team at innovationchallenge@nsf.gov.

Follow the Challenge: #CCIChallenge

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