ROCKY HILL — Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CII), the state’s quasi-public technology investment arm, has announced the upcoming launch of the fourth annual Sikorsky STEM Challenge. The event, designed to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and workforce development by creating opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning and innovative thinking to real-life technical challenges, will ask nearly 150 students to reconfigure the Corsair aircraft to deliver as much potable water as possible in a 72-hour period from Beaumont, Tex. to Wichita Falls, Tex. Winners of the challenge will be awarded in May 2015 at the Student Innovation Expo in Hartford.

A kickoff event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. September 26 at the Connecticut Corsair Hanger, 61 Winthrop Road in Chester. To learn more or RSVP for the event contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 860-257-2358