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March 5, 2013 > Local students need your vote

Local students need your vote

Submitted By Warriors for Change

Officials with the Conrad Foundation selected students representing Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA to compete in the final round of the 2012-2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Warriors for Change is one of 20 high school teams from around the world invited to present their innovative product at the 2013 Innovation Summit April 10-13 in Houston, Texas for the chance to win one of four $10,000 prizes.

The annual competition, presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation and Battelle, challenges teams of students ages 13-18 from around the world to combine innovation and entrepreneurship along with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to create commercially-viable products to benefit humanity. The 2013 teams developed new technologies to solve challenges in the areas of aerospace & aviation, cyber technology & security, energy & environment, and health & nutrition.

Members of the team include: Vivek Calambur and Ruchit Majmudar. Their team, Warriors for Change, developed a product called TADD (Technology Against Drunk Driving) which uses cameras and wi-fi technology to identify potential drunk drivers and alert the highway patrol.

Before the 2013 Innovation Summit, the Warriors for Change has one more hurdle to jump - the People's Choice video contest. From March 18 - 29, the public is invited to review the profiles of the 20 finalist teams, view their product videos and cast a vote for their favorite video. Bay-area residents are encouraged to vote for their hometown team by visiting http://www.conradawards.org/groups. One vote is allowed per person in each challenge category. Public votes provide valuable points in each team's overall score.

For more information, visit www.conradawards.org.

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