Guidebook & Resources

Download the Community College Innovation Challenge Guidebook (PDF)

Download Tips for Submitting a Winning Video (PDF)

How to Save a Zoom Recording as an MP4

Past CCIC Winners

The CCIC was previously held from 2015 to 2018, managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). AACC, with support from NSF, relaunched the competition in 2020 but had to cancel the event due to COVID-19. The 2021 CCIC will be held as a virtual competition.

Please see below for photos and articles from past events and to obtain ideas from the types of projects represented.

CCIC Photo Gallery

Article on the 2018 CCIC – Learning to Take a STEM Idea to Scale

Past CCIC Winning Teams, 2015-2018

Past Sample CCIC Finalist Application Videos

Forsyth Technical Community College, NC (2018)

Del Mar College, TX (2017)

Virginia Western Community College, VA (2016)

Indian River Community College, FL (2015)

CCIC Articles & Press Release

2021 CCIC Press Release

AACC Launches Community College Innovation Challenge (2/18/2021)

The Community College Innovation Challenge returns (2/17/2021)

Developing business acumen among STEM students (02/27/2020)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education Article (1/30/2020)

Outreach Materials & Toolkit

Are you a student trying to recruit a team? Are you a faculty member, administrator, family member, or friend of a student who would be perfect for entering the CCIC? Do you attend a college who has a team or teams entering and want to help support your school? Below are some resources that may help you to get the word out.

Download CCIC Flyer (PDF)

Download CCIC Post Card (PDF)

Outreach Toolkit (PDF)