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Transforming Education Through Technology: Elevating Student Voice 

Every year, hundreds of students participate in the Conrad Challenge, developing innovative ideas to solve some of the world's most challenging problems in categories such as Energy & Environment, Aerospace & Engineering, and starting in 2018/19, Education

As part of our commitment to help students and teachers achieve better outcomes and elevating student voice, SMART partners with the Conrad Foundation Challenge to encourage students to develop new educational innovations that will improve outcomes in the classroom. The Transforming Education Through Technology category inspired almost 70 teams from around the world to develop innovations to shape the future of education in 2018/19. 

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2018 - 2019 Conrad Innovation Summit

66 teams from 14 countries around the world have been hard at work in the Transforming Education Through Technology category since October 2018.  5 teams moved to the final round and competed for top honors during the 2019 Conrad Innovation Summit at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from April 23 - 26, 2019. The winners will be announced soon! 
Take a peak into the journey: 
"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
Read more in a blog post by Nancy about the challenge, its impact on students and teachers, and the inspiration behind the
Conrad Foundation and Challenge. 
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Interested in getting involved in the 2019-2020 Conrad Challenge?

Register as a 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, and may include students from across the world.

Become a Judge

    • Use your specialized industry knowledge and experience to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs and help them make a real-world impact in the field of education. Judging occurs  mid-January and is completed online over a 3-week period.  As a judge, you would be asked to review, score and provide thoughtful, constructive and age-appropriate feedback for 3-5 business plans from student teams. 

Share the Challenge

    • We encourage you to share with your school, colleagues and community to inspire them to be apart of the challenge. Sign up to be the first to receive information!

Sign up to be the first to receive information on the 2019-2020 Conrad Challenge!