April 21-24, 2020
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m. EST
The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future. Each year, teams of 2-5 high school students (ages 13-18) from around the world create products and/or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges. They become entrepreneurial problem-solvers, addressing challenging social, scientific and societal issues through utilizing their creativity and critical-thinking skills.
Participants work together to identify challenges and develop solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems in any of the following categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, Health & Nutrition, Transforming Education Through Technology, Smoke-Free World: Eliminating & Reducing Teen Vaping, and Smoke-Free World: Re-purposed Farmlands & Tobacco Crops. Teams may submit in multiple categories if desired.
Please consider volunteering 3-5 hours of your time to be a judge. This is an amazing opportunity for adults to be wowed by the true innovative minds of these students. Past entrants have developed an inconspicuous device to detect date rape drugs in drinks, a nutrition bar designed to fit the demanding needs of astronauts in space (it actually flew on Space Shuttle Endeavor), and many other inspiring products.
Some winning students will be invited to receive additional monetary awards at Energy Day Houston on October 17, 2020.