Sunday, May 1, 2011

Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Awards

      The Conrad Foundation brings together teachers, students, scientists and entrepreneurs to challenge "high school students to create innovative products using science, technology and entrepreneurship to solve real-world, 21st century problems". 

     The Foundation was set up in honour of astronaut Charles Conrad's "history of innovation and entrepreneurship".  
Conrad was expelled from high school because he could not read or spell and was later diagnosed with dyslexia. Thanks to a mentor who recognized his genius, he went on to become a successful astronaut. 

     If you are a high school teacher or student, you should check out the website. They are also seeking educators to join as mentors. It looks like a great organization which rewards students for their creativity and ingenuity.