Community College Innovation Challenge


The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges issue a challenge:

The 2016-2017 Community College Innovation Challenge

What: Teams proposing innovation, STEM-based solutions for real-world problems as they identify within one of the three themes: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy & Environment, Security Technologies

Who: Teams of three to five community college students, a faculty mentor and a community or industry partner

When: Submission window is open October 17, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. EST, February 17, 2017. Finalists receive an expense-paid trip to attend the Innovation Boot Camp in Arlington, VA, June 12-15, 2017.

Where: Visit

Why: To stimulate STEM innovation, foster entrepreneurial and professional skills and win prizes.

Questions? Contact the CCIC team at

Follow the Challenge at #CCIChallenge