The Race for the Future is moving from August 2013 to May 2014. Why?
On May 4, of this year, the following announcement was made by the organizers of “National Inventors Month”;
MAY is Now National Inventors Month
By Mary Bellis,
National Inventors Month which used to be held in August is now being held in May. The senate had agreed to the switch after appeals made by Edison Nation and Inventors Digest, supporters and founders of National Inventors Month. August traditionally has been National Inventors Month. The move to May better aligns with the academic calendar, explained Inventors Digest Editor Mike Drummond.
“The move allows more opportunities for youth K-12 to become aware of the vital contributions inventors have made and continue to make to society,” Drummond said, “as well as to more broadly celebrate and foster the spirit and practice of innovation.”
We, the organizers of the Race for the Future, believe that by aligning our race with the new date for “National Inventors Month” we will be better able to attract student projects, especially senior projects that are required by many engineering schools.
Remember this contest is for all serious experimenters; young, old and in between. It is our goal to encourage all who have ideas to share them with the world and thereby work together to advance the field of alternate energy transportation.