Vet Your Idea

CCIC Application Idea Vetting Session
Thursday, March 18
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
This session was not recorded, but the slides for viewing are available here

Do you have an idea for applying to the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC)? Do you have questions on the application process? Join us for an idea vetting and discussion session and talk with a former CCIC judge and student participant as well as representatives from the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. Come share your project ideas and receive informal feedback as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about the CCIC application process.

The Community College Innovation Challenge – Why You Should Apply!
(Webinar hosted in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa)
March 25, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
To access the Webinar recording please click here.  
To access the Webinar slides please click here.

The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges in partnership with the National Science Foundation. It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; participate in a Virtual Innovation Boot Camp; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Ten finalist teams will be selected to attend a Virtual Innovation Boot Camp, receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills, and participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC and past student finalists to learn about the CCIC, why you should apply, and how to do so by the April 20 deadline.