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2011 CT Expo Recap—and Winners!
Posted on: June 20, 2011
The 2011 CT Student Innovation Expo was a huge success!
More than 1,500 students from across the state exhibited a year’s work of hard work at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Saturday, May 21.
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman spoke at the event, which was emceed by WFSB’s Mark Dixon. A keynote by foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai kicked off the day.
Participants in the Bio21, Chem21, E3/DA(Academy), E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (ECE), Foundations of Health Science and Technology (FHST), and Information Technology Research and Development (ITRD) programs presented to several dozen distinguished judges from varied backgrounds, including the private business sector, healthcare industry, and higher education.
Select winners from this year’s CT Student Film Festival also exhibited highlights from their films.
Each CCC program boasts a unique set of awards tailored to the given challenges.
Here is the list of 2011 Expo award winners:
- Outstanding Digital Media—Bethel HS
- Outstanding Project Exhibition—Bethel HS
- Most Promising Project—Bethel HS
- Outstanding Bio21 Website— Pomperaug HS, O24U
- Outstanding Bio21 Project Plan— Torrington HS, Going Blue
- Outstanding Bio21 Exhibition Booth— Metropolitan Business, Cuttlesmarts
- Outstanding Bio21 Presentation— Metropolitan Business, Cuttlesmarts
2010 Student Expo Videos Are Live!
Posted on: May 18, 2010
Check out the videos of student elevator pitches and presentations:
also available at
CCC Update April 2010
Posted on: April 09, 2010
Only one month to go until the 2010 CT Innovation Expo and CT Student Film Festival! All quarterly meetings wrapped up at the end of March, and planning for May 7th and 8th is in full swing for Connecticut Career Choices students, teachers, and staff.
Students from ITRD, ECE, Bio21, Chem21, and the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are working diligently to meet the deadlines on their year-long projects, while Foundations of Health Science and Technology (FHST) students are just getting started on their challenge—conceptualizing a new, innovative, and green medical center. FHST students are creating multimedia presentations and designing a booth to showcase their one-of-a-kind facility and staff for judges and Expo attendees. Also presenting will be students from the Real World Design Challenge, a national engineering program, featuring Connecticut's own state champions - the Millenium Falcon team from Xavier High School in Middletown.
DM3 students will debut their films at the CT Student Film Festival on May 7th at the Palace Theater in Danbury. Student participants from urban and suburban school districts will screen their work in multiple fiction and non-fiction categories. The latest work was produced as part of the CCC Film Challenge and can be seen on
CCC Update February 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2010
Although February brought much snow and rain, CCC students, teachers, and staff had a productive month.
E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (ECE) participants met on February 5th at Southern Connecticut State University for their third quarterly meeting of the school year. Students and teachers broke into workshops in marketing, financial analysis, product development, presentation, and Web site. A new workshop group on green energy and sustainability run by Linda Kobylarz, a career development consultant and green economy specialist, was added to this month’s roster.
At the end of the meeting, presenters from each school showcased their works in progress: environmentally-friendly e-commerce services grounded in sustainable practices. Oxford High School students took home first place with their elevator pitch for “The Green Zine”. Nonnewaug High School’s Andrew Parlato also won for his individual business plan proposal.
Digital Media Movie Making (DM3) also met on February 24 at IBM in Southbury, CT. Students brainstormed new ideas for their documentaries and animated shorts. The winner of the Fall 2009 CCC Student Film Challenge, as judged by peers, was Simsbury High School’s film, “Conspiracy Busters“.
All films, including “The Vial Truth” by East Haven High School, “The Baker Conspiracies” by Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven, and all submissions to the Spring 2010…
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