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Community College Innovation Challenge

Seeking STEM-based solutions for issues of local to global concern

National Science Foundation

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $20,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 09/15/2014 04:00 AM ET
Submission End: 01/15/2015 05:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

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Community colleges are an integral part of our national education system and play a key role in training America's technical workforce. The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites teams of community college students to identify key problems and propose innovative solutions in the areas of big data, broadening participation in STEM, sustainability, improving STEM education and infrastructure security. Finalists will be invited to a three-day Innovation Boot Camp and compete to win cash prizes.