The Innovators Educational Foundation is an organization devoted to educational opportunities where students are challenged with “hands-on” learning experiences in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. Supported activities push students to think “outside the box” and to be innovative with ideas that will lead to developing better solutions to society’s challenges faced here in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to engage young minds with the hopes of developing more world leaders in these critical areas that affect everyone.
The American Solar Challenge and the Formula Sun Grand Prix solar car competitions that we organize are a unique learning experience that challenges students from higher education to develop an original design solution that addresses areas of energy management, transportation, and high tech materials. The cross country solar car race provides a great outreach activity to inspire people from all walks of life while celebrating the success of so many of our future scientists and engineers. The vehicles developed allow for further outreach opportunities with students from K – 12 that will hopefully inspire more young people to seek careers in these critical fields of study.
The Innovators Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is supported with 100% volunteers from all across the United States. Our volunteers give their time freely, understanding the importance of education and the impact that real experiences have in a learning environment. Nevertheless, it is costly to host solar car racing events and we depend on the generosity of our sponsors to make them possible. For more information on how you and your organization can support our efforts please visit our sponsorship page.
Learn more about the foundation from the official website.