The Conrad Challenge: The Ultimate STEM Competition

THE 2019-2020 CONRAD CHALLENGE WILL OFFICIALLY BE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AUGUST 23, 2019! But, don’t wait… start early!

The 2019 – 2020 Conrad Challenge ignites science and technology dreams within students by utilizing a student-driven, project-based approach. This allows them to create unique, innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Who better to shape our future than eager students looking to improve the world they live in today?

With scholarship opportunities and an impressive competition, students between the ages of 13 and 18 have the chance to learn new ways to shape both the world we live in today, and the forseeable future. Teachers and industry experts volunteer to assist the students with the competition, creating a platform for science and technology solutions to global problems!

The Conrad Challenge allows students to develop workforce skills applicable to personal growth and ongoing global hurdles. This STEM competition’s sole mission is to change the world, while sparking science and technology ambitions within today’s young adults.

“With the right opportunity, students can actually change the way learning happens in schools, right here and right now.”
– Nancy Conrad, Founder and Chairman Conrad Foundation

DETAILS AND STEPS

Step 1: Gather Your Team! Students (ages 13-18) form teams of 2-5 participants, with a coach (age 18 or older) who supports them along the way. Teams may consist of students from the same or different schools, as well as students from across the world.

Step 2: Review the Categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition. Unique challenges are still being finalized with our sponsors and details will be distributed soon. Read more about the categories here.

Step 3: Start Brainstorming! It’s never too soon to start learning and researching global issues in each chosen category. Then, start your team collaboration to invent a product or service that helps address this challenge!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The competition is now open and will run through October 31, 2019! TWO scholarship winners will receive $5,000 each for the best proposals submitted. The winners will be announced on December 1.

Applicants submit their proposals by answering a short list of questions. The total proposal must be concisely stated in 5,000 characters or less, which is about 700 words.

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