NSF Community College Innovation Challenge

October 6th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

The National Science Foundation has launched a new Innovation Challenge specific to community colleges. The competition is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-focused competition for teams of up to five community college students, a faculty mentor, and a community/industry partner. Interested teams will propose innovative STEM-based solutions for real world problems within one of the following themes:

• Big data
• Infrastructure security
• Sustainability
• Broadening participation in STEM
• Improving STEM education

Ten selected teams will have the opportunity to attend the NSF’s Innovation Boot Camp for professional development on innovation and entrepreneurship. Possible prizes include a $3,000 first prize. Team proposals are due Jan. 15, 2015.

Visit the Challenge’s website

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