Education advocate Nancy Conrad is founder and chairman of the Conrad Foundation, a not-for-profit organization inspired by the legacy of her late husband, Apollo 12 astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, the third man to walk on the moon. In the spirit of Pete Conrad, the foundation combines education, innovation and entrepreneurship to energize and engage students in exploring solutions to a wide range of problems in global sustainability. The Conrad Foundation's flagship program is the Spirit of Innovation Challenge, a free, annual global competition that challenges teams of students (ages 13 through 18) to create commercially viable products and services to address issues of global sustainability for the benefit of humanity. The program also offers teachers, parents and after-school coordinators dynamic ways to teach STEM, and, in addition introduces students to educators and world-renowned scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs as virtual mentors. Nancy, a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, is also a frequent speaker on education and STEM-related issues at national and international conferences.