The National Space Society and the Conrad Foundation are now partners to support the upcoming Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the Foundation’s annual educational competition. This is a competition for high school students to create innovative products for use in space or for renewable energy.
The NSS will guide student teams and provide jugdes. Team Finalist will present their concepts at NSS’s ISDC in Orlando May 28-31, 2009. - Press Release
Semi-Finalist Team Announcement on Monday—tune in for the LIVE announcement
Tune in on Monday, Feb. 2, at 4:00 p.m. EST / 1:00 p.m. PST for a live video announcement by Major General Charles Frank “Charlie” Bolden, USMC (retired). He will announce the finalist teams in the Pete Conrad “Spirit of Innovation” Awards.
The teams have been tasked with developing innovative products in the fields of personal spaceflight, lunar exploration and renewable energy; these teams now proceed to the Innovation Generation Summit at NASA Ames Research Center where they will present their products to leaders in industry and academia. Public votes are also incorporated into the final judging process to select the overall.
In Partnership with NASA Ames and the bay area Yuri’s Night celebration, the Conrad Awards final program will be a three day event unveiling the most innovative high school student products in science and technology. More information will be announced in the coming months.