Students encouraged to start planning early for their future


Seventh-grade Career Day took the place of regular classes Oct. 20 at Clifford Pierce Middle School. Guidance Counselor Aynnayka Davis collaborated with Program Manager Roz Malouhos of Junior Achievement to schedule speakers to bring their “work to kids.” Students were rotated to different rooms to hear about many different careers, from podiatrist Dr. Herpreet Minhas to graphic [...]

Students encouraged to start planning early for their future2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Kent Rominger Leadership Profile


Kent Rominger is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Orbital ATK and the current Chairman of Challenger Center's Board of Directors. A veteran of five spaceflights – three as pilot and two as commander – Rominger was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May of 2015. Who was your role model [...]

Kent Rominger Leadership Profile2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Learning Center fosters interest in STEM for Nevadans


The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — will grow 17 percent by 2018. Current students and teachers are being told to expect a surplus of STEM career opportunities, because not enough students are in the pipeline. Estimates reveal that by 2018, the U.S. will have [...]

Learning Center fosters interest in STEM for Nevadans2015-10-29T17:00:09+00:00

Boeing’s John Shannon Joins Board of Directors


Challenger Center, a leading STEM education organization, announced the addition of John Shannon, Vice President and Program Manager for Boeing’s Space Launch System (SLS), to the nonprofit’s board of directors. “John knows firsthand how important exploration and discovery is to the success of our country. That experience and his passion will help us further strengthen [...]

Boeing’s John Shannon Joins Board of Directors2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Miss Tennessee watches students simulate a mission to Mars


More than two dozen fifth-graders eyed their screens as the Mars Transfer Vehicle glided toward the red planet's surface. The craft was guided by data logged by a crew of 10- and 11-year-olds. The spacecraft's communications data officer, Grayson Soper, barked out the mission's progress. "We are preparing for Mars orbit," he said, keying a [...]

Miss Tennessee watches students simulate a mission to Mars2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Spaceport supports STEM Education


One of the foundational objectives of Spaceport America is to encourage and promote education, particularly STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Our interest is both self-serving and altruistic. We rely on the availability of employees with highly developed skills in many of the STEM fields to operate and maintain our high-tech facility, and so [...]

Spaceport supports STEM Education2015-10-07T17:28:59+00:00

Briefs from Dayton Public Schools


The Dayton Public Schools Challenger Learning Center was recently recognized by the International Organization of Challenger Centers at its annual conference in San Antonio. The Dayton CLC was recognized for outstanding achievement among the school-based centers for “Flying the Most Missions,” “Flying the Most Students,” “Training the Most Teachers in STEM,” and increasing the number [...]

Briefs from Dayton Public Schools2015-10-07T17:28:27+00:00