We are dedicated to identifying and cultivating the many talents of our students through learning “by doing” in a wide variety of academic and professional programs. Modesto Junior College’s (MJC’s) Innovation Team fosters teaching and learning by asking students, educators, and community leaders to work together to engage in real-world problem-solving, local apprenticeship, and volunteerism.
In the Fall of 2023, there are two active categories of problem/solution projects at MJC. These competitions ask students and instructors to work with community leaders and organizers and institution partners to transform the classroom into an exploratory laboratory where learners build-essential skill sets and better prepare for the future, all while helping solve the problems of our community. Deadline for submission is December 15th 2023.
Each of these following challenges seeks to foster innovation, creativity, problem-solving through collaboration, and flexibility by asking students to brainstorm, design, reflect, retool and rethink while engaging local organizations, college alumni, and community leaders to build momentum for their big ideas.
- Identify a Problem and Propose a Solution in Your Community
- Up to $10,000 in Prizes: includes up to $5,000 for first place, up to $3,000 for second place and up to $2,000 for third place.
- Solve a Problem in Your Community
- Up to $7,500 in Prizes: includes up to $3,500 for first place, up to $2,500 for second place and up to $1,500 for third place.
Meet the Team
Annaliese Hausler Akpovi
A spirit of collaboration creates a foundation for creativity and innovation.