We began in August 2015 with over 500 students from 16 countries joining together to create concepts, products and services to benefit humanity.  Of those, an astounding 140 teams submitted projects.  With the help of our many judges, over 110 teams advanced to the semifinals!  These teams tackled an amazing challenge - creating business and technical plans and graphic representations for products that only a few weeks before were conceptual ideas. We are pleased to announce that over 90 teams attended the 2016 Summit.  A list of Finalists can be found here.  A list of Pete Conrad Scholars and Power Pitch Winners can be found here

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors: United States Navy, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Delaware North Companies, NASA, Lifeway Foods,Battelle, Sigma Xi, Project Lead the Way, Dentons, Griffin Communications Group, Carter Ledyard Milburn, Wisconsin Innovation Service Center and Space X. 

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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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