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Six New Individuals Elected to Challenger Center Board of Directors


Special Board Seat Created for Apollo 1 Family Representative The board of directors of Challenger Center today announced the election of several new members and the creation of a new board seat reserved for an Apollo 1 representative. New board members include: Lowell Grissom, brother of Apollo 1 Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Robert [...]

Six New Individuals Elected to Challenger Center Board of Directors2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

A Critical Mission in a Mission Critical State


There continues to be growing concern that today’s students are not leaving school prepared to take on higher education STEM programs or to enter the STEM workforce. Many students lack a basic understanding of STEM subjects that is required in most industries today. This has a negative impact on students’ ability to succeed in an [...]

A Critical Mission in a Mission Critical State2016-02-05T20:12:08+00:00

Robots and Spaceships


Fun and learning at the Scobee Education Center Students at the Scobee Education Center’s Challenger Learning Center know it takes more than just an astronaut to complete a space mission. During camps and public events, students are exposed to the engineering side of space science through robotics activities in which they program a Lego robot [...]

Robots and Spaceships2015-07-29T23:52:44+00:00

Cotopaxi teacher named Challenger Teacher of the Year


COTOPAXI - Rae Ann Dotter, a teacher at Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools, has been named Challenger Learning Center National Teacher of the Year for 2015. The award — named for Turner Wiley, former Chief of NASA's Communication Branch for Engineering at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland — honors teachers who perform exemplary work in science [...]

Cotopaxi teacher named Challenger Teacher of the Year2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Carla Guzzardo Alumni Profile


Name: Carla Guzzardo Profession: Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin IS&GS Previous Jobs in STEM Fields Payload Technician - Atmospheric Physics Research Lab, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Graduate Research Assistant - Mechanical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University When did you visit a Challenger Learning Center? With my 6th grade class, I believe I was 12 years old. [...]

Carla Guzzardo Alumni Profile2017-06-30T13:59:50+00:00

Teachers get hands-on STEM experiences


Area educators this last week participated in a series of hands-on events in hopes of connecting the potential employment dots for their students. Thanks to a three-way partnership between the Olean BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, St. Bonaventure University and the local Dream It. Do It. chapter (DIDI-WNY), teachers, administrators and guidance counselors [...]

Teachers get hands-on STEM experiences2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Challenger Campers to Connect with NASA Engineer


The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana and specially selected students from Hammond’s elementary schools will connect live with Lockheed Martin Engineer Brian Foss on Tuesday, July 21 during their week of astronaut training summer camp. Foss is a materials and process engineer and part of the team working to develop NASA’s next vehicle to take [...]

Challenger Campers to Connect with NASA Engineer2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Helping Kids Have a Tech-Tastic Summer


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- For many kids, learning is not at the top off their minds when it comes to summer vacation. But the Challenger Learning Center is hoping to change that by introducing students to the latest technologies -- and helping them create things they never knew were possible. So what did you do [...]

Helping Kids Have a Tech-Tastic Summer2015-07-29T23:24:45+00:00

Woodstock space campers learn about Pluto on same day New Horizons probe reaches it


  WOODSTOCK – It didn’t take long for space camper Trevor Benton to realize something was amiss with his instructions to build Pluto as part of a scale model of the solar system.  The instructions given to him and Challenger Learning Center camp partner Harrison Hunt – cut out a 0.9-cm disc for the frozen [...]

Woodstock space campers learn about Pluto on same day New Horizons probe reaches it2015-08-05T11:41:10+00:00

Challenger, USAFA and Payton Manning team up for STEM Camps


Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education is partnering with Peyton Manning and the Air Force Academy to bring space exploration closer to kids this summer. CCESSE, the parent company of Challenger Learning Center, was awarded $5,000 in grants from the PeyBack Foundation and $10,000 from USAFA…. These funds will be used by Challenger [...]

Challenger, USAFA and Payton Manning team up for STEM Camps2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00