01-22-2024: Community College Innovation Challenge 2024

Jan 22, 2024 – This Week in Small

Join the 2024 Community College Innovation Challenge!

We’re dedicating This Week In Small to the Innovation Challenge from the American Association of Community Colleges, in partnership with the National Science Foundation. If you are a community college student, and you have entrepreneurial energy or are bursting with innovative ideas and a passion for STEM, this is your chance to shine.

Visit the 2024 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) page to learn more.

According to the website, “teams of community college students work with a faculty or administrator mentor to 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.”

Diverse and interdisciplinary teams that include students in STEM, business, humanities, and other fields are encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: Submissions are due by April 2, 2024.

What can you do? 

LEARN MORE: Attend an informational webinar on February 8 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET) to hear from past team mentors and learn why your students should apply! Click here to register.

JOIN: Assemble a student team and become a faculty or administrator mentor.

SHARE: Help us spread the word and join the conversation online! #CCIChallenge2024.

For questions, email CCIC@aacc.nche.edu.