Unleashing students to change the world!

To solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, we’re often taught to think outside of the box. At the Conrad Challenge, we toss out the box. Because when it comes to innovation, who needs any sort of barrier?

We give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science and technology to solve problems with global impact. Guided by teachers and industry experts, the competition becomes a master class in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. The result – students with the 21st century skills needed to thrive in the workforce and new innovations that have the potential to change life for the better … and the individual, national and global level.

Students, teachers, experts and sponsors all agree … the Conrad Challenge is unlike any STEM competition out there. This isn’t a science fair. It’s an innovation competition that is creating the next generation of entrepreneurs who are going to change the world!  

The 2018-2019 Conrad Challenge is LAUNCHING LATE AUGUST! 

We have some Fun Surprises this year, including special challenge CATEGORIES! 

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Special Thanks to Our key 2018-2019 Sponsors
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John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth- Imagine Magazine published article from Alumni Lenworth Thomas

"Participating in the Challenge gave me a taste of what it’s like to develop new technologies and the opportunity to work with amazing students and mentors. It also taught me the importance of diversifying my skill set so I can better assist my colleagues and be prepared to tackle a variety of problems in the future. Most important, I learned that something my friends and I made has the potential to change someone’s life."
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