The SLIC Support Team will be updating this page regularly based on real questions that we get from you. If you do not see the answer to your question posted here, please contact us by emailing and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Q: How do I sign up my school/class to participate in the SLIC Program?

A: If you are an educator at a public school in Virginia, just Register using your school email address.

If you are an educator at a private school or at a school in another state, or you represent a district or state outside of Virginia, please email and we will add you and your school(s) to our approved access list.

Q: Can middle school/junior high school students participate?

A: Yes. The SLIC Program was designed for high school students, but students of all grade levels are welcome with a teacher sponsor.

Q: How do I sign to participate in the SLIC Program if I am a high school student?

A: You must have a teacher sponsor you and your team. You may ask them to Register or contact us, or you may email us at info@slic-solutions and provide us with their contact information and we can contact them on your behalf.

Q: How do I sign to participate in the SLIC Program and answer the Challenge Questions if I am not a high school student or a sponsor of high school students?

A: If you are an adult, you can still respond to the Challenge Questions, but you may not participate in the SLIC Program. This Program is specifically for educators to use in their classrooms. To submit responses to any of the Challenge Questions, email and information regarding industry submissions will be sent to you.

Q: How do I get training?

A: You may sign up to attend one of our in-person, hands-on classes offered at locations throughout Virginia, sign up to attend one of our two webinars, watch a recording of one of our webinars, or just download the Training Materials and teach yourself independently.

Q: Do the student responses need to be uploaded by the dates given?

A: Only the Final answers to questions 1-4 must be submitted by December 9, 2016, and the Final answers to questions 5-10 must be submitted by February 24, 2017 for those participating in Phase II. All of the other student responses can be turned in to the teacher and uploaded at his/her discretion. These dates were supplied only as suggestions to prevent students from procrastinating because many of the tasks will take some time to complete. We realize that there are a myriad of activities, commitments, holidays and schedules that could impact meeting those specific dates. Additionally, if it is easier, a teacher can choose to upload several student team responses all at once.

Q: Can students reuse an idea/project that they have presented or are currently working on?

A: Yes. Students can use work that they have already done or are currently working on. They may also submit their ideas and/or prototypes to other competitions. The only requirement is that they answer the questions in the Idea Submission Form using the judging criteria as their guide.

Q: Can the SLIC Program be implemented as an extracurricular activity?

A: Yes. The SLIC Program can be implemented as either part of the classroom curriculum during regular school hours, or as an extracurricular activity like a club project.

Q: Will students who are not planning on going to college or a trade school after high school still be able to receive the scholarship money?

A: Yes. We understand that attending college or a trade school is not right for everyone. Accommodations will be made to ensure that all student winners can use their scholarship money in a way that helps them professionally after high school.