Announcing Shark Tank Open Pitch Presenters and Room Themes 

The 2022 Shark Tank Open presenters and room themes have been announced! This year there will be three 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.  

Room Theme: Online Learning and Educational Technology 

Project TitleCampus
Student Extended Reality Laboratory – Uncover and Understand Winona State University 
Remote Learning Studio with Lightboards Southwest Minnesota State University 
Innovating the Science Classroom for Widespread Engagement St. Cloud State University 
Student Reviews Driving Change in the Online Learning Experience Lake Superior College 

Room Theme: Pedagogical Innovations and OER 

Project TitleCampus
First Year of Spanish OER Textbook: Vamos pa’l norte: Learning Spanish in Minnesota Bemidji State University 
Global and Cultural Studies (GCST) 1970 Environmental Justice and Nature Immersion Collaboration between North Hennepin Community College, YMCA Camp Northern Lights, Three Rivers Park District and local K-12 Districts North Hennepin Community College 
A Model for the Development of Cross-Disciplinary Anti-Racist Education: The Faculty Cohort Approach Winona State University 
Visualizing Biology Southwest Minnesota State University 

Room Theme: Curriculum Innovations 

Project TitleCampus
Experiential Tapestries Project: Interweaving Hispanic Studies and Computer Sciences through Languages and Cultures Minnesota State University, Mankato 
Shark Tank! Engaging diverse students to boost enrollments and target Equity 2030 goals Minnesota State University Moorhead 
Career to College (C2C): Seamless IT Education Transition from CEWD to Degrees Minneapolis College 
Solomon Comstock and his Old Soldiers: Telling the Story of Minnesota Civil War Veterans with Digital Humanities Minnesota State University Moorhead 

Visit the Innovation Gallery to learn more about innovation projects happening at campuses throughout the Minnesota State system.  


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