A team from DMACC is one of 12 finalists in the Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation. The national competition has community college students use STEM skills to develop solutions to real-world problems.

As finalists, DMACC Boone campus students Michaela Beck and Allison Arnold will attend the Innovation Bootcamp in Washington, D.C., next week with their mentor Nancy Woods, a math and physics professor at the Boone campus.

The team will present its idea to a panel of experts and practitioners and have opportunities to be coached in communication and entrepreneurial skills relevant to supporting innovation. According to a release, the two students were also winners at the fall 2021 ISU Innovation Challenge and developed their idea further for this competition. To learn more about the competition, visit www.aaccinnovationchallenge.com.