Initiatives in Innovation

Got an idea?

The Idea Institute creates innovative approaches to support and enhance equity and community college student success. Students, faculty, and staff can contact us to brainstorm, submit project proposals, or just to learn more about our work. Through our connections and networks, we can help you find potential partners to support your idea and join communities of practice working around similar challenges. See more about our history and our current projects.

The Idea Institute houses the Idea Lab where faculty, students, staff and community develop, incubate, and pilot new ideas in education and innovation.

Upcoming IDEA Lab Events

Idea Lab Open House

Join us on Thursday January 3, 2019 to explore engineering, innovation, and STEM fields at Red Rocks Community College. Learn more about our transfer programs into Colorado School of Mines, CU-Boulder and CU-Denver. We will also host an information session about John Hopkins University's Engineering Innovation program for rising juniors and seniors in Summer 2019 on the Red Rocks campus. Learn more about the Engineering Innovation program. 

Have questions? Come to the information session and learn more!

Time: Check-in at 12:30

Workshops and Information sessions 1:00-4:00

RSVP now!

IDEA Lab Model Release Form

K-12 Exploring Innovation

Idea Lab

To see some of our work, please visit our website: (website under construction)

To collaborate with the Idea Institute, or learn more about our programs, please contact Director, Liz Cox at or 303-914-6230.