One of the most exciting and rewarding moments for Challenger Center and our Centers across the country is getting updates from our alumni and seeing where they are in their current lives and how their visit to a Challenger Learning Center impacted them. Out of the 5.5 million children that have been impacted at our [...]
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October 15, 2020 - Sometimes, the best surprises come in the smallest packages. Five and three-year-old vibrant sisters, Ava and Isabel Iten, recently hosted a lemonade stand in their hometown of Gainesville, Virginia and were kind enough to donate more than $100 from their profits to Challenger Center. “Ava got the idea from Daniel Tiger [...]
October 5, 2020 - Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, presented Breanna Ramirez, a pre-K teacher at Jose Angel Cardenas Early Childhood Center, with the 2020 June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award on Monday, October 5. The Award, named in honor of Challenger Center Founding Chair June Scobee Rodgers, recognizes [...]
Challenger Center Awarded NSF Project EAGER Grant Alongside Carnegie Mellon University and RAND CorporationKatie O'Hara2020-09-14T18:38:25+00:00
WASHINGTON DC – September 14, 2020 – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study students’ understanding of cybersecurity threats, their ability to detect such threats, and how these threats can be mitigated within diverse populations. The project, [...]
Immediate Past Chair, retired rocket scientist, and sewing master Virginia “Ginger” Barnes has been keeping busy during quarantine and helping friends far and near while making masks. Ginger, who became involved with Challenger Center in 2013 during her 34-year career with Boeing, has made more than 1,350 masks this year! Virginia made over [...]
Even though 2020 has presented the world with challenge after challenge, educators across the country have stepped up to the plate to continue offering STEM education. Prior to the pandemic, Challenger Learning Centers were running hands-on educational missions with thousands of children and educating teachers along the way. Post-pandemic shutdown, they continued to find ways [...]
Challenger Center hosted its annual conference from August 17-20 – albeit with a special twist this year. Due to travel and social distancing restrictions and recommendations, headquarters hosted the conference virtually via Zoom with members from dozens of Challenger Learning Centers across the country. Smaller group of colleagues from Centers across the country [...]