2019-2020 Challenge Prizes

All teams who enter the Conrad Challenge are competing to be recognized as Pete Conrad Scholars, the Challenge’s top honor. One team in each category will receive this recognition based on their scores during the final round at the Conrad Innovation Summit (April 21-24, 2020 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida). In addition to the title, student teams will receive the following prizes:

  • A distinctive medallion and a Pete Conrad Scholar certificate from the Conrad Foundation

  • $15,000 per year scholarship to Clarkson University, for a total value of $60,000 over four years  

  • $15,000 per year scholarship to study disciplines in design, engineering and commerce (DEC) at Thomas Jefferson University

  • One Pete Conrad Scholar Team will be selected to receive pro-bono services from Arent Fox to support the patent process, valued at $20,000

  • One Pete Conrad Scholar Team will be selected to receive pro-bono services from Dentons to support the patent process, valued at $5,000

  • One Pete Conrad Scholar will be selected to attend their upcoming NEXUS summit in New York July 2020,
    (full accommodations and $500 airfare credit provided)

  • A market research assessment from the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) providing a detailed plan to continue product development, valued at $1,000

  • One-year associate membership to Sigma Xi, an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement

STAY TUNED FOR MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS!


Smoke-Free World Category:

In addition, each Pete Conrad Scholar Team will also receive unique category prizes provided by The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


Transforming Education Through Technology Category:

In addition, each Pete Conrad Scholar Team will also receive unique category prizes provided by SMART Technologies.

  • SMART Technologies will select one Pete Conrad Scholar team to join SMART at the 2020 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Anaheim, California, all-expenses paid.

  • A SMART Board Interactive Flat Panel for their school(s) 

  • A continued mentorship from SMART Technologies to support in further development of their product and or service.


Power Pitch Awards:

The Conrad Foundation will recognize one Finalist team in each category with the Power Pitch Award. This award recognizes the best on-stage presentation during the Conrad Innovation Summit. Recipients will receive a special commemorative trophy.


Additional Awards:

In collaboration with our sponsors and partners, the Foundation incorporates additional awards as we approach the Conrad Innovation Summit. Anticipated awards include: NASA Goddard Award, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Good Citizen Award and the Conrad Social Media Award.


Opportunity for all Conrad Students:

The Conrad Challenge is excited to announce that Clarkson University is offering a $12,000 per year scholarship to all students who are currently or have participated in the Conrad Challenge. Click here to learn more about the scholarship!