Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011
Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global technology solutions provider, today announced that it will be a Gold level sponsor of the 2011 International Submarine Races (ISR), hosted by the Foundation for Undersea Research and Education, and the NAVSEA Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC) Carderock Division, from June 27 to July 1 in Bethesda, MD. ID will also be sponsoring a special innovation award for participants. The human-powered International Submarine Races are known worldwide for putting the engineering skills learned in the classroom and lab to the test. They are considered an investment in the future by helping young people to compete in the global technology economy.
To date, there are 24 one- and two-person teams from high schools, colleges, universities, and private groups, scheduled to compete in the upcoming competition. The teams will wear scuba gear and compete by navigating their submarine designed vessels along an underwater 100-meter course.
“Participants of the ISR have continued to increase the level of quality of their engineering capability and creative innovative thinking. We seek to encourage and highlight these qualities, and reward the students for excellence,” said Claude Brancart, head judge, ISR# 11.
“Intelligent Decisions is pleased to be helping cultivate the next generation of technology innovators through sponsorship of the 2011 International Submarine Races,” said Harry Martin, ID president and CEO. “This unique competition combines the need for creative and analytical thinking with team building skills – an important combination when preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges.”
This year marks the 11th International Submarine Races that are held on a biennial basis and started in 1989. The competition will take place at the NSWC-Carderock Division’s David Taylor Model Basin Facility, which serves as the U.S. Navy’s test tank for ships and ship systems.
For more information, including a detailed race week schedule, please visit the International Submarine Races website at http://www.isrsubrace.org.
About Intelligent Decisions:
Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID) is a premier global systems integrator that for more than 20 years has provided a broad range of innovative, IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to the federal government. ID partners and clients include the National Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.intelligent.net or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.