Anyone can participate, and no previous experience is required to sign up for one of the following two competitions.
Active Competitions in 2024
- Identify a Problem and Propose a Solution
Choose this Challenge if you would like to identify and solve a new problem.
- Solve an Existing Problem in Your Community
Choose this Challenge if you would like to pick a problem from our problem bank and propose a solution.
About Chaffey College
Chaffey College is a public community college located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The college is part of the California Community Colleges System and serves the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, and Upland. The college offers more than 70 associate degree programs and over 40 certification programs. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College serves a diverse student population providing quality education that is affordable and accessible to all.
We are dedicated to supporting the many talents of our students through learning “by doing” in a wide variety of programs. The SolveCC Challenge fosters learning by asking students to work together and engage in real-world problem-solving scenarios.
- $1,500 for choosing a problem from the problem bank and proposing a solution
Applications are reviewed based on listed criteria and ﬁnalists will be selected by a panel of judges.
- Relevance: A clear articulation of a problem needing attention in our community
- Innovation: A new solution, or a new approach to implement existing solutions
- Collaboration: A team approach that will engage community members
- Social Impact: A problem-solving opportunity that promotes diversity and inclusion and has a positive and measurable impact on the community.
Rules & FAQs
What is this Challenge about?
This Challenge is a competition between teams to identify a local problem and effectively convince others why this issue is worthy of attention and intervention.
What is the deadline for this Challenge?
We encourage teams to sign up by February 9, 2024. The final application is to be submitted by April 19, 2024.
Who can apply?
At least one registered Chaffey College student must initiate the process, applying for a team to participate in the contest. The Chaffey College student must be registered in at least one course at Chaffey College during the Spring 2024 semester. Each team must consist of at least 2 participants. Other than the Chaffey College student, the rest of the team can belong to family, friends, other students, or any other member of the community.
The program is not available to district employees.
Click “Apply Now” above.
Part 1: User Registration
Part 2: Challenge Application (You will be sent an email with a link for the Challenge Application after completing Part 1)
Please note that applicants can click “Save” at any time during the application process and come back later to fill in the remaining portions of the form.
What Are We Looking For in a Solution?
- Innovative: A solution with a novel approach to address a social problem
- Collaborative: A project that engages and enlists others
- Social Impact: A solution with a positive and measurable impact
What support do I have during this Challenge?
Each team will be assigned to a Faculty Team Coach who will help guide them through this Challenge. Each team will be invited to a collaboration group on Canvas where they can interact with others, post questions, and discuss issues with their Faculty Team Coach. Teams can join a SolveCC bi-weekly Zoom call where they can learn what others are doing and have their questions answered by the SolveCC administrators.
What does the final submission for the Challenge consist of?
The final submission is a Problem Statement & Solution narrative. Teams are required to submit a video.
Support for creating a video can be found by talking to Faculty Team Coaches or through this link: