Conrad Challenge 2022 Update

Once again, our 4th-year students have achieved the Conrad Innovators designation. They were even featured on the Conrad Challenge Instagram page! We are optimistic that’s a good sign our students will hopefully advance!

Their project has progressed from last year, reaching the prototype stage with a full-size prototype almost completed by the Lunatecs, a South Jersey Robotics high school team.

These young women also completed a second business plan and video for submission for the Challenge. Click the link below to watch them explain their business plan in the video.

They have had discussions with alternative transportations sources such as Washington Metro Transit Authority who has expressed interest in the ValkEIRe.

As we move forward, we are working on a full patent to allow the girls to license the prototype once it’s completed.
If the girls advance to the finals, they will be traveling to Houston, TX, at the end of April to compete in Round 3.

Let’s give them a round of applause at this accomplishment and wish them luck as they await word of making the finals!

Conrad Challenge 2022 Update

It’s a Girls’ World Inc is a division of South Jersey Robotics, Inc. – a 501(3)C dedicated to empowering students through skills development and understanding STEM career options. It is a three –five year program for young women from Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties starting in 8th grade to help build skills, confidence and a greater understanding of STEM related careers available to them through guest speakers, hands on activities, mentor sessions and completing a community service project. The program is a two-week summer session taking place at Salem Community College followed by quarterly mentoring through out the year. GW is sponsored by Salem Community College, Rowan College of South Jersey, South Jersey Robotics, Atlantic City Electric, PSEG, Chemour, Corteva and the Foreman Foundation. GW is accepting applications for it’s upcoming year 1 class for young women entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall, 2022.

An application can be found on the website at

To sponsor a girl in the program or to sign up as a mentor please also see our web page.


Conrad Challenge 2022 Update


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