Aug 17

Webinar: Students train as entrepreneurs to honor the legacy of astronaut Pete Conrad

September 12, 2018: 4-5 p.m. (EST)  Register

To honor astronaut Pete Conrad, Nancy Conrad created a special yearly event open to students across the world. In September, Wes Hall will chat with Nancy about the program’s scope, impact, and how your students can get involved.

The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life in a student-driven, project-based approach. The annual competition gives teams of 2-5 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 at the individual, national and global level. The 2018-2019 Conrad Challenge launches August 24 with it’s investor pitch deadline on Friday, November 2, 2018. Student teams from around the globe are invited to participate in one or more of the traditional Challenge categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition. In addition, the Challenge is hosting two special categories this year in partnership with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and SMART Technologies. For more information on the Challenge, visit


Nancy Conrad
Founder & Chairman of the Conrad Foundation

Nancy Conrad created the Conrad Foundation in 2008 to energize and engage students in STEM through unique entrepreneurial opportunities. The organization’s flagship program, the Conrad Challenge, is a global competition challenging teams of high school students to combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship to create products or services to solve global challenges in sustainability.

Ms. Conrad has been a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Among her presentations are TED, MIT the Global Competiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Global Diversity Leadership Conference at Harvard University. As a leader in transformative education, she has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology detailing how the Conrad Foundation exemplifies the use of partnership and mentorship to improve STEM education. She has been named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM Education.

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About these webinars

We organize these events to enable STEM organizations to learn from each other. Past webinars have covered STEM school design, teacher training, and engaging industry in STEM partnerships. This service is offered thanks to your state’s membership in the national STEMx network.

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