Our friends at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) keep getting well-deserved accolades! A couple of weeks ago, we shared a roundup of news about NCIIA in the wake of their annual conference and March Madness for the Mind showcase. More recently, there's been a few more news items about the program and their funded projects, like the E-Teams – multidisciplinary teams of college students working on innovative products or technologies:
- April 9 – Voice of America profiled the annual March Madness for the Mind. Read the story or watch the video online
- April 13 – NCIIA's grants manager Jennifer Keller Jackson wrote a column for GOOD.is on why it's important to support student inventors and entrepreneurs. Read the column
- April 15 – Former E-Team Sproxil is making progress in the fight against fake drugs in Nigeria. Read the story on Discovery.com
In related NCIIA news – student teams from participating member colleges, don't forget that May 7 is the deadline to apply for E-Team funding. Grants of up to $20,000 are available.
About the NCIIA
The NCIIA achieves positive and sustainable social and environmental impact through technological innovation by providing end-to-end service grants, mentoring and other experiential resources to higher education institutions. With support from The Lemelson Foundation, the National Science Foundation and a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the NCIIA engages more than 5,000 student entrepreneurs each year, leveraging their respective campuses as working laboratories and incubators for businesses and ultimately helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization. For more information, please visit http://www.nciia.org.