Educational Innovations at the Minnesota State system office is pleased to announce the 2021 innovation funding recipients for small seed and sustaining innovation funding projects. Recipients were chosen based on the outcomes of a competitive review program and received up to $10,000. Review teams were comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, and students from the Minnesota State system.
The recipients will be recognized formally at the Shark Tank Open event on Thursday, April 8, 2021 where Minnesota State faculty and staff will also pitch their innovative ideas in an effort to receive the large seed innovation funding – up to $25,000.
Learn more and register for the Shark Tank Open, Innovation Expo presentations, and Innovation Workshops at www.MinnState.edu/Shark.
Small Seed and Sustaining Innovation Funding Recipients
|Project Title||Campus||Type of Innovation Funding|
|Expanding Research Opportunities with Wildlife Tracking Tower||Anoka-Ramsey Community College||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Connecting Bemidji State University’s Students, and Their Students, With Diverse Texts||Bemidji State University||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Northwoods Queer Outreach||Bemidji State University||Sustaining Innovation Funding|
|Indigenous Students in Psychology Training||Bemidji State University||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Evaluate the question “What Does Racial Equity Mean to Us?”||Lake Superior College||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Engaging Faculty in FYE Learning Communities||Metropolitan State University||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Metro State Queer Peer Education Program (QPEP)||Metropolitan State University||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|First Generation College Students Anthology||Metropolitan State University||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Building a Culturally Responsive Student-to-Student Mentorship Training Program||Minneapolis College||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|GRIT Program||Minnesota State University Moorhead||Sustaining Innovation Funding|
|A Peer-Team Mentoring Approach for American Indian Students: Enhancing Academic and Personal Skills to Promote High School Graduation and College Credentialing||South Central College||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Early Childhood Education AI Lab Simulation||South Central College||Small Seed Innovation Funding|
|Expanding Access for a Social Virtual Reality Learning Platform||St. Cloud Technical and Community College||Sustaining Innovation Funding|
|Bridges Health: Sustaining the Mission through Ongoing Innovation||Winona State University||Sustaining Innovation Funding|
Visit the Innovation Gallery to learn more about innovation projects happening at campuses throughout the Minnesota State system. More details on the small seed and sustaining innovation projects will be added to the Innovation Gallery soon!
Questions? Contact Stephen Kelly.