Calling all students age 13-18, parents and teachers! Interested in some ideas of what to do for this SOIC Logosummer vacation? Why not design solutions that matter?

Sounds inspiring? Then give the Conrad Foundation‘s Spirit of Innovation Challenge a try. The Conrad Foundation believes in the potential of teens to change the world in the areas of Aerospace and Aviation, Cybertechnology and Security, Energy and Environment, and Health and Nutrition.  Motivated? Read on for details:

Save the Date: The submissions portal at opens August 19, and closes Oct. 24 — the deadline for the one-page abstract qualification round.

What is the Spirit of Innovation Challenge?  The SOIC is an annual business and technical plan contest, encouraging students to create solutions for humanity in the previously mentioned areas. In order to participate, each team must have a parent, teacher or after-school coordinator to serve as their coach. Registration is free, so create a profile today. Wondering where to start? The SOIC website has some tips & tricks to help you with brainstorming and how to introduce this competition to your team.

The Prize: $10,000 and a trip to the SOIC Summit at the NASA Johnson Space Center!

The Saylor Foundation is a Champion Partner of the Spirit of Innovation Challenge.