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January 16, 2024 - Official competition news release: The 23 teams participating in the 2023-24 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award are hard at work on their respective projects, with project reports due in late March and a day of live project presentations scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Saginaw Valley State University. read release

November 14, 2023 - Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: Eight schools from Bay City, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Midland, Saginaw represented in top 23 teams for 2023-24 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

November 2, 2023 - Nouvel Catholic Central News & Events: NCC Advances 6 Teams Forward in STEM Competition read article

November 1, 2023 - Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce: Nouvel Catholic Central High School Among Local Schools Represented in Top 23 Teams for 2023-24 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

October 31, 2023 - Official competition news release: Organizers of the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have announced that 23 teams representing eight local high schools will spend the next several months conducting research and developing detailed plans to address the problem they identified during Phase One of the competition. read release

October 19, 2023 - Midland Daily News: Registration closing for A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition read article

October 17, 2023 - Official competition news release: Registration for the 11th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award – a high school STEM competition that awarded $644,000 in scholarships and grants to local students and high schools in its first 10 years – will close on October 27. read release

September 6, 2023 - Official competition news release: After awarding $644,000 in scholarships and grants to local students and schools in its first 10 years, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is now accepting registrations for the 2023-24 academic year competition. Registration for Phase One of the competition began Sept. 1 and ends at 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 27. read release

April 20, 2023 - WSGW radio: 2022-23 AH Nickless Innovation Award Complete read article

April 19, 2023 - MLive/The Saginaw News: 10th annual A.H. Nickless Award grants thousands in scholarships to Saginaw students read article

April 19, 2023 - Nouvel Catholic Central News & Events: A.H. Nickless Innovation Award Winners read article

April 18, 2023 - Midland Daily News: Midland and Saginaw students win $61,500 in scholarships, STEM grants read article

April 17, 2023 - Official competition news release: Following the finale event for the 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition on April 15, three teams of students from Saginaw and Midland counties went home with a total of $26,500 in scholarships for themselves and another $35,000 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education grants for their schools. read release

April 16, 2023 - ABC 12 TV: 2023 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award at Saginaw Valley State University campus read article

April 15, 2023 - NBC 25 TV: STEM competition for high school students offers thousands of dollars in scholarships read article

April 10, 2023 - Midland Daily News: Top 18 teams to present projects at A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition at SVSU. read article

April 4, 2023 - Official competition news release: Following months of planning, research and development, the Top 18 teams in the 2022-23 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition will take the stage at Saginaw Valley State University on April 15 to present their projects. read release

February 22, 2023 - Official competition news release: The 18 teams participating in the 2022-23 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award are in the home stretch of the competition, with their project reports due in late March and a day of live project presentations scheduled for Saturday, April 15. Learn more about the teams’ projects, which are focused on a wide range of topics affecting the nation and world. read release

January 22, 2023 - Midland Daily News: Teams from Bullock Creek, Freeland, Midland, Saginaw school districts competing in 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

January 10, 2023 - Official competition news release: Teams of students from the Bullock Creek, Freeland, Midland and Saginaw school districts and the Diocese of Saginaw are among the 18 teams competing in the 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award. read release

November 21, 2022 - Nouvel Catholic Central News & Events: NCCHS Students Advance in Innovation Award Competition read article

November 4, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Six schools in Midland, Freeland, Saginaw represented in top 18 teams for 2022-23 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

November 2, 2022 - Official competition news release: Following a nearly two-month registration period, organizers of the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have announced the 18 teams that will spend the next several months conducting research and developing detailed plans to address the problem they identified during Phase One of the competition. read release

October 19, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Registration closes Oct. 28 for 10th annual STEM innovation competition. read article

October 14, 2022 – Official competition news release: Registration for the 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition will close on October 28. read release

October 12, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Registration open for 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read article

September 29, 2022 - Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: Registration now open for 10th annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read article

September 8, 2022 – Official competition news release: After awarding more than $580,000 in scholarships and grants to local students and schools in its first nine years, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is now accepting registrations for the 2022-23 academic year competition. read release

June 7, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Midland High students demo virtual reality app to school board read article

April 28, 2022 - Catalyst Midland: Midland High students develop VR prototype for Parkinson’s patients read article

April 25, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Midland High team wins innovation competition for 4th straight year read article

April 25, 2022 – Official competition news release: Following the finale event for the ninth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition – which took place April 23 at Saginaw Valley State University’s Alan W. Ott Auditorium – three teams of students from Midland, Freeland and Saginaw went home with a total of $29,000 in scholarships for themselves and another $35,000 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grants for their schools. read release

April 13, 2022 - Midland Daily News: Four Midland area schools to compete in STEM innovation for $77,500 read article

April 6, 2022 - WSGW: High School Students to Compete for A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

April 6, 2022 – Official competition news release: Following months of planning, research and development, the Top 11 teams in the 2021-22 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition will take the stage at Saginaw Valley State University on April 23 to present their projects. read release

January 13, 2022 - MLive: Saginaw and Midland County high schools advance in regional STEM competition read article

January 6, 2022 - Catalyst Midland: Eleven Midland County school teams advance in STEM competition read article

December 9, 2021 - Midland Daily News: Midland area schools compete for A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

November 10, 2021 – Official competition news release: Organizers of the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have announced the 15 teams – representing six area schools – moving on to Phase Two of the 2021-22 competition. read release

October 16, 2021 - Midland Daily News: Registration closes Oct. 29 for A.H. Nickless Innovation Award read article

October 14, 2021 - WSGW: Deadline for A.H. Nickless STEM Award approaching read article

October 13, 2021 – Official competition news release: Registration closes on October 29 for the 2021-22 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

September 8, 2021 – Official competition news release: After a pause in 2020-21, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is resuming, and registration is now open for the 2021-22 competition season. read release

September 2, 2021 - Midland Daily News: Registration open for Nickless Innovation Award competition read article

October 13, 2020 – The Nickless Family Charitable Foundation has offered a $1,500 college scholarship to each of a dozen students who participated in the 2019-20 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

September 8, 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic still in progress and continuing to foster uncertainties, the Nickless Family Charitable Foundation has canceled the 2020-21 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

June 22, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first closed down Michigan’s K-12 schools, organizers of the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award knew it was time to rethink how to complete the 2019-20 competition. Ultimately, they moved the competition to an online format. read release

June 16, 2020 – The winners of the seventh annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have been named following a day of videoconference presentations by the competition’s 12 remaining teams. read release

March 20, 2020 – Due to K-12 school closures and large-event restrictions in place amid the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the April 18 competition day event for the 2019-20 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition has been postponed. read release

November 18, 2019 – Organizers of the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have announced the 20 teams that will move on to Phase Two of the competition. read release

October 17, 2019 – Registration for the seventh annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award will close at month’s end. read release

April 9, 2019 - Following a day of presentations and judging, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award has named its top three teams for 2018-19. The winning teams took home a combined $70,000 in scholarships for the student team members and STEM education grants for their schools. read release

March 20, 2019 - The Top 16 teams in the 2018-19 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition will take the stage at Saginaw Valley State University to present their projects during an event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 in Alan W. Ott Auditorium in SVSU’s Gilbertson Hall. read release

December 3, 2018 - Following a two-month registration period that netted an applicant pool of 42 teams, judges for the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have selected the 20 teams that will spend the next several months carrying out the problem-solving research they proposed during Phase One of the competition. read release

October 17, 2018 - Registration for the sixth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award – a competition that awarded $362,000 in scholarships and technology grants to local students and schools in its first five years – will close on October 31. read release

September 10, 2018 - After awarding $362,000 in scholarships and technology grants to local students and schools in its first five years, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 academic year competition. read release

April 24, 2018 - Following the finale event for the fifth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition – which took place April 21 at Saginaw Valley State University’s Alan W. Ott Auditorium – three teams of students went home with a total of $36,500 in scholarships for themselves and $35,000 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grants for their sponsoring schools. read release

April 4, 2018 - Following months of research, the Top 15 teams in the 2017-18 A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition will take the stage April 21 at Saginaw Valley State University to present their projects. read release

November 29, 2017 - Following a two-month registration period that netted an applicant pool of nearly 40 teams representing six schools, judges for the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have selected the 20 teams that will spend the next several months carrying out the problem-solving research they proposed during Phase One of the competition. read release

September 5, 2017 - Registration is now open for the fifth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

April 24, 2017 - Following the finale event for the fourth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition – which took place April 22 at Saginaw Valley State University’s Alan W. Ott Auditorium – three teams of students representing two schools went home with a total of $37,000 in scholarships for themselves and $35,000 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grants for their sponsoring schools. read release

December 1, 2016 - Following a two-month registration period that yielded the highest-ever participation in the competition’s four-year history, judges for the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award have selected the teams that will spend the next several months carrying out the problem-solving research they proposed during Phase One of the competition. read release

September 6, 2016 – Registration now open for fourth annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

April 26, 2016 - Local students, schools win nearly $73K in scholarships, STEM grants in 3rd annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

September 1, 2015 - Registration now open for third annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

April 14, 2015 - Local students, schools win nearly $72K in scholarships, STEM grants in 2nd annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition. read release

November 18, 2014 - Teams chosen to receive $1,000 grants, move on to Phase II of STEM competition. read release

August 27, 2014 - Second annual A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition registration to open Sept. 1. read release

April 17, 2014 - Local students flex research muscles, take home nearly $75,000 in scholarships and grants. read release

November 25, 2013 - Teams chosen to receive $1,000 grants, move on to Phase II of high school innovation competition. read release

June 20, 2013 - High school innovation competition announced; more than $75,000 in prizes available annually. read release