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A Program for Every Community College

Students to Learn and Conduct

Independent Research 

ONE THEME to center your research; 

FOUR TRACKS to conduct your research in; 
THREE ROUNDS to show your work; 

FIVE RESEARCH WORKSHOPS to learn research skills; 

​THE CRC & 2021 THEME

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At Creative Research Challenge, we believe every community college student can be a creative researcher if he/she is given the right guidance and opportunity!  CRC hopes to bridge the resource gap for community college students in research field. 

The Annual Theme for 2021 is COVID-19, and you need to center your research topic around this theme. 

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THE INTRO

Things you should know before you register for CRC 

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RESEARCH

PROPOSAL

  1. The size of each team must be from 1 to 5 members, all of whom should be currently involved in one or more U.S. Community College
     

  2. You need to submit your proposal by March 12th, which require you to describe key elements of your research. You do NOT need to begin your research at this point. 
     

  3. You can submit your research proposal using the link here
     

  4. We will inform within a week of the deadline whether your research proposal enter the second round

College Leap reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice

 

​THE TIMELINE

From January to May, learn and conduct your first research in college

THE RESEARCH SEMINARS

Learn from the experienced researchers on how you can approach CRC

CRC Guidebook & Rubrics

CRC Research Team

Research Topic

Taylor Myers 

Columbia University

Research Proposal

Leah Carroll 

UC Berkeley

 
 

FOUR RESEARCH TRACKS

Conduct your research centered around COVID-19 in one of the tracks

PSYCHOLOGY

i.e. "How does COVID -19 influence college student's psychological health"

SOCIOLOGY

i.e. "How does children Internet usage affected by work-from-home policy? 

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS 

i.e. "How are business operations 

changed  due to quarantine?

POLITICAL SCIENCE

​ i.e. "What is COVID-19's influence on governmental policies?

Proposal Sample

Proposal Sample

Proposal Sample

Proposal Sample

You don't need to major in that track or have previous research experience to compete in that track! Let your passion drive you!

 

THE GUIDEBOOK

​You can find everything you need to prepare for CRC in the Guidebook

Content Includes

-- College Leap Intro

-- CRC Intro

-- 2021 Theme 

-- Four Tracks

-- Common Research Methods in Social Sciences

-- Sample Proposals

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT RESEARCH FORUM ADVISORS 

Lindsay Currie

Executive Officer at

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Chris Thomsen

Executive Director at Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) 

Director at Community College Research Center (CCRC) , Columbia University 

Director at Office for Community College Research and Leadership  (OCCRL)

Ellen Hause

Program Director for Academic and Student Affairs at American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

 

THE PARTNERS

Without our partners, CRC would just be an idea!  

Community College Research Center, 

Teacher College, Columbia University

Stanford Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS)

 

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