Clark HS Students Named Pete Conrad Scholars

Students at Ed W. Clark High School were recognized as Pete Conrad Scholars, the top award in The Conrad Challenge, a multi-phase STEM and entrepreneurship competition inspired by the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad.

Michele Hernandez and her student team, VapeMate: Jaiden Reddy, Deven Reddy, Shivam Saran, Rishi Saran and Tanush Saranwere were named Pete Conrad Scholars in the Smoke-Free World: United States category at The Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit last week at Kennedy Space Center on April 23-26.

The student team created VapeMate, a mobile application that can track, quantify, substantiate, and prevent vaping through an attachment that fits right onto an e-cigarette and a mobile application that records, processes, and displays data on e-cigarette use for the user.

The VapeMate team received an all-expense paid trip to Catania, Italy to meet a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World grantee who is researching tobacco harm reduction.

For more information about the Challenge and Summit, click here.