West Deptford, New Jersey, May 16, 2017:
Ninja Communications LLC (www.ninjacoms.com), a strategic communications consulting, coaching and solutions provider, announced today that the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has engaged the firm again this year to provide strategic communications coaching for participants in, and facilitate the creation and delivery of sessions for, the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge Boot Camp. This year’s Boot Camp will be held just outside Washington, DC in June 2017.
The AACC/NSF Community College Innovation Challenge promotes innovation skills by encouraging students enrolled in community colleges to invent science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics-based (STEM) solutions to perplexing, real-world problems. This year’s CCIC invited students to propose novel solutions to challenges in three areas: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy and the Environment, and Security Technologies. Ten community college proposals have been selected as finalists for this year’s Challenge, and the teams from these schools will compete for prizes, participate in special events, and benefit from coaching and mentoring in innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic communications before and during the 2017 Boot Camp.
In making today’s announcement, Ninja Communications co-founder, Dan Agan, said, “Having twice before been afforded the opportunity to participate directly in shaping the entrepreneurial and communications prowess of these eager, emerging STEM innovators remains among Ninja’s most rewarding experiences. To have AACC and NSF, based on the success of the previous years’ sessions, ask Ninja not only to repeat, but also expand, its role for this year’s CCIC Boot Camp is both hugely gratifying and immensely energizing.”
Over the course of the Boot Camp, finalist teams will present their innovations to legislators and policymakers during a Capitol Hill event, gain new insights into the connection between scientific discovery and societal benefits, explore design-centered thinking as a catalyst for innovation, learn to engage effectively with stakeholders, and discover proven techniques for influentially signaling the value and benefits of their inventions. In addition, each team will be video recorded introducing its innovation and receive tailored coaching from Ninja on how to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and persuasiveness of their presentations.
Ninja co-founder Joe Schreiber concluded, “The spirit and resourcefulness of these up-and-coming STEM innovators never ceases to inspire us. Our unwavering mission during the Boot Camp is to reciprocate. We’re committed to delivering the experiences, knowledge, and skills that will continue to serve them, and all of us, long into the future along whatever career path they choose.”
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