Officials with The Conrad Foundation today announced ManSat Limited, a global commercial space corporation headquartered on the Isle of Man , has joined with the Conrad Foundation to expand the 2010-2011 Spirit of Innovation Awards program on the international stage.
ManSat will sponsor a national competition on the Isle of Man from which one finalist team will participate in the annual awards competition, which gives high school students the opportunity to design, develop and commercialize innovative products that help solve challenges of the 21st century. Working in closely with Islandâ€™s Department of Education and Children, ManSat employees will mentor the student teams from the Island five high schools as they prepare their award entries. The winning team will travel to the Innovation Summit, where the finalists will be showcased and winners will be announced. The Summit will take place at NASAâ€™s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. in April 2011.
The Conrad Foundation, in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center, today announced the winners of The Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, a competition for high school students to contribute to Americaâ€™s goal of improving science education by building a grassroots community of socially engaged scientists.
The winners and their projects in each category were:
Officials with The Conrad Foundation today announced the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the newest partner to support the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards.
The contest challenges teams of high school students to create innovative products for use in various fields of science and technology, including lunar exploration, personal spaceflight and renewable energy.
On April 2-4, 2009, the Conrad Foundation will host its Innovation Summit in partnership with NASA Ames Research Laboratory. During the course of this three day event students, educators, and entrepreneurs will participate in a series of presentations, workshops, and judging for the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards.
Finalists in the competition from across the country will present their innovative products in the three challenge categories: personal spaceflight, lunar exploration, and renewable energy. Members of the public will be able to help select the most innovative teams by attending their presentations, viewing the student trade show, and voting for their favorite products.
Officials with The Conrad Foundation today announced the National Space Society (NSS) as its newest â€œPartner Organizationâ€ to support the upcoming Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the Foundationâ€™s annual education competition.