The 2021 Shark Tank Open presenters and room themes have been announced! This year there will be four themed (virtual) rooms with four presentations each.
Faculty and staff will have seven minutes to present their innovative project ideas to a panel of judges (the sharks) in an effort to receive up to $25,000 in innovation funding.
Below is a sneak peek of this year’s project titles and the campuses they come from. Check the ASA Newsletter for more details in the weeks ahead.
Room Theme: Student Success
|Supporting Autistic Student Success Initiative (SASSI)||St. Cloud State University|
|Underrepresented Student Mentors||St. Cloud Technical and Community College|
|Set Discrete Math Free!||Bemidji State University|
|Minneapolis College Career Readiness Digital Badging Program Demonstrates Skill & Competency||Minneapolis College|
Room Theme: Student Resilience and Technical Programs
|Creating Equitable Outcomes through Trauma Responsiveness||Minneapolis College|
|Finding Your Place OER Text: Stories of Cultural Wealth and Resilience||Minnesota State University, Mankato|
|Thrive in Five: It’s Good for Business||Saint Paul College|
|St. Cloud State University Mobile Make It Lab||St. Cloud State University|
Room Theme: OER and Equity
|Teaching Agile through an OER Textbook||Metropolitan State University|
|Center for International Disability Advocacy and Diplomacy||St. Cloud State University|
|A Concise Four Field Anthropology OER Textbook: A Decolonizing Approach||Inver Hills Community College|
|Student Voices: Humanizing Students Through Their Stories||Minneapolis College|
Room Theme: Online Learning and Ed Tech
|An intelligent feedback generation and content recommendation system for students to improve their learning experience||St. Cloud State University|
|Innovating the Science Classroom for Widespread Engagement||St. Cloud State University|
|Online Student Strong Start||South Central College|
|Interdisciplinary Applications of Artificial Intelligence Emphasizing Public Safety||St. Cloud State University|
The 2021 Shark Tank Open will be held virtually on April 8, 2021 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Attendees may also be interested in registering for the ongoing Innovation Expo, featuring 22 presentations between March 2 – April 7, 2021. Learn more about innovations occurring throughout the Minnesota State system by attending these presentations hosted by previously funded innovators. View the list of Innovation Expo presentations and register!
Interested in getting hands-on with an innovation? Attend a workshop the day following the 2021 Shark Tank Open, April 9 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Virtual Reality Workshop
- Digital Badging Workshop
- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Workshop
- The Power of an Innovative Mindset
Questions? Contact Stephen Kelly.