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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition


The Conrad Challenge

Date: January 23, 2019    Posted by: Camilla Horn

The Conrad Challenge gives students between the ages of thirteen and eighteen the chance to become entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science, and technology to solve problems with global impact.  Guided by teachers and industry experts, the competition is a master class in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.  The result: students develop skills needed to thrive in the 21st century workforce and bring to life commercially-viable innovations that have the potential to change life for the better on the individual, national and global levels.

Over the holidays the Conrad Challenge girls – Hannah, Jillian, and Sneha – along with Teacher Librarian Krystal Gagen-Spriggs, met on several occasions to work on their Round 2 submission. The girls juggled their holiday/family commitments to produce some brilliant work.

We are so proud of what the girls have produced. They find out on 15 February whether they have made Round 3 – the Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida.

See their video here or read the submission.