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Launched: The NSF 2026 Idea Machine

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's an opportunity for...

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Launched: Nation Science Foundation's Community College Innovation Challenge

The Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) is a prestigious, two-stage competition where community college teams use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems, compete for cash awards, and earn full travel support (students and faculty) to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.

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Community College Innovation Challenge names 2016 winners

The Forsyth Technical Community College team proposed a method to modernize greenhouses. Photo credit: NSF
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You're Invited to the Community College Innovation Challenge Finalists' Reception

For the second year, the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges have challenged students enrolled in community colleges to propose innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based solutions to perplexing, real-world problems. An incentive: Teams submitting top ideas receive professional coaching and cash prizes.

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The 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition is now open for submissions

Join the nation’s foremost competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities nationwide. Outstanding inventions in STEM and other creative fields are judged by a panel of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, United States Patent and Trademark Office officials, and top AbbVie...

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Reminder: Submissions for the NSF Community College Innovation Challenge will close on Monday, February 15th

For the second year, NSF is challenging students enrolled in community colleges to propose innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based solutions to perplexing, real-world problems. An incentive: Teams submitting top ideas will receive professional coaching and cash prizes.

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Four more government competitions that are changing lives and educating the public

Last week, we posted an article that highlighted three government challenges - one city, one state and one federal.  This week, we're focusing on four more.

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