Central Piedmont Community College


[NCCORD] Fwd: NSF Community College Innovation Challenge and OCTAE Connection

Matthew Meyer meyerm at nccommunitycolleges.edu
Sun Sep 21 03:23:20 EDT 2014

Matthew Meyer, Ph.D
Associate Vice President
STEM Innovations
NC Community College System

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Date: September 20, 2014 at 9:00:21 PM GMT+2
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Subject: Fwd: NSF Community College Innovation Challenge and OCTAE Connection


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From: "Soto, Isabel" <Isabel.Soto at ed.gov<mailto:Isabel.Soto at ed.gov>>
Date: September 19, 2014 at 4:12:12 PM EDT
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Subject: NSF Community College Innovation Challenge and OCTAE Connection

Dear Presidents and Chancellors

Our colleagues at The National Science Foundation are launching the Community College Innovation Challenge. In this challenge, teams will propose innovative STEM-based solutions for real-world problems that are identified within one of the following themes: Big Data, Infrastructure Security, Sustainability (including water, food, energy, environment), Broadening Participation in STEM and Improving STEM Education. To learn more about it, click the following link:

Stay tuned to the October editions of OCTAE Connection for more information on federal STEM resources for community colleges.

Many of you also had questions about how to sign up for the USDA SNAP Education and Training Pilot Project webinar. Please go to:


And, please see the link below for the current edition of OCTAE Connections. In it you will find:

*         Meeting the Developmental Education Challenge

*         Federal Agencies to Host Live Stream Dialogue on Career Pathways

*         Celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week-Sept. 22-28, 2014

*         AACC/NIST Webinar on Stackable Credentials and Industry-Led Training

*         Manufacturing Day 2014


Thanks as always for distributing this information to your networks. Take care. Mark

Mark Mitsui
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education

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