Conrad challenge semifinals round one closed!

Please join us in congratulating the more than 100 teams of Semifinalists who embraced the opportunity to Get Your Genius On™ and submitted Part I of their Innovation Portfolio describing the products and services they developed to benefit humanity. We are exceptionally proud of the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of this year’s Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge Semifinalist teams. 


Judging begins today and each project will be scored by several experts from business, industry and higher education. This year’s Summit Diplomat teams will be announced Feb. 22. Please stay tuned for updates about the Innovation Summit taking place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as well as next steps for our Semifinalists. Again, congratulations Semifinalist for completing this rigorous phase of competition. You would have made Pete proud.

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Conrad Challenge Prepares Students For Success

Conrad Challenge Founder Nancy Conrad recently caught up with the winners of the first Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award, Talia Nour-Omid and Michael Hakimi, at the school they used to attend, the Milken Community High School.  With them is their former teacher and coach Roger Kassebaum, the first Conrad Challenge Teacher of the Year.  Watch and learn how they benefited from participating in the Conrad Challenge!

Experience the Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition inspired by astronaut, innovator, and entrepreneur Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr.  


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