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Challenger Center Welcomes New Chairman, Member to Board of Directors

2019-08-29T14:32:11+00:00

Robert Curbeam Washington – August 29, 2019 – Former NASA Astronaut and current Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems executive Robert Curbeam is the new Chairman of Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization. Curbeam replaces Virginia Barnes, Retired Vice President and Program Manager, Space Launch System, The Boeing Company, [...]

Challenger Center Welcomes New Chairman, Member to Board of Directors2019-08-29T14:32:11+00:00

Associate, Education Technology

2019-08-13T14:13:37+00:00

The Education Technology Associate will work closely with Challenger Center staff and our software vendors to assist the development, testing, and support of the software that drives our programs. This person will build an understanding of our current and legacy systems and help execute on a technical roadmap that accommodates the technical requirements of the [...]

Associate, Education Technology2019-08-13T14:13:37+00:00

2019-05-01T19:45:20+00:00

  Learn more about our new classroom-based STEM program: Download our brochure or email education@challenger.org.

2019-05-01T19:45:20+00:00

Program Director, Education (Washington DC)

2019-03-07T16:34:17+00:00

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@challenger.org with Program Director, Education in the subject line. Only applicants who submit all requirements will be considered. Due to the number of applicants we receive, we regret that we can only respond to candidates that we would like to interview. Position Summary: The Program [...]

Program Director, Education (Washington DC)2019-03-07T16:34:17+00:00

Remembering the Challenger Crew

2019-01-28T15:28:30+00:00

Today marks 33 years since the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger and its beloved crew. Immediately following the accident, the Challenger STS-51L families created Challenger Center to carry on the education mission of their loved ones. Now, over three decades later, more than 5 million students have been inspired by our STEM programs. “On [...]

Remembering the Challenger Crew2019-01-28T15:28:30+00:00

Challenger Center Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

2019-01-14T14:33:34+00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Challenger Center a $976,719 grant to develop and pilot two new Classroom Adventures, Challenger Center’s new classroom-based STEM programs. The grant also provides funding to pilot a new version of the first Adventure created, Aquatic Investigators. Delivered by teachers, Classroom Adventures bring Challenger Center's unique simulation experience to the [...]

Challenger Center Awarded National Science Foundation Grant2019-01-14T14:33:34+00:00

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

2018-12-19T14:53:01+00:00

Statement by the families of Challenger STS 51-L on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Former President George H.W. Bush. We give thanks for his years of service, leadership, and friendship. In 1986, immediately following the Challenger accident, Vice President Bush was the first person [...]

Remembering President George H.W. Bush2018-12-19T14:53:01+00:00

Director, Education Technology (Education Software Program/Product Design) (Washington DC)

2019-03-06T21:53:56+00:00

**Updated as of 3/6/19** To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@challenger.org with Director Education Technology in the subject line. Only applicants who submit all requirements will be considered. Due to the number of applicants we receive, we regret that we can only respond to candidates that we would like to interview. [...]

Director, Education Technology (Education Software Program/Product Design) (Washington DC)2019-03-06T21:53:56+00:00

Challenger Center Announces Chair Elect and New Board Members

2018-10-16T16:13:02+00:00

Washington – October 16, 2018 – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization announced the election of Robert Curbeam, Vice President – Business Development for the Space Systems Group, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and former NASA astronaut as Chair Elect of the organization’s Board of Directors. Curbeam will work alongside [...]

Challenger Center Announces Chair Elect and New Board Members2018-10-16T16:13:02+00:00

Challenger Center Completes Christa McAuliffe’s Planned Lessons In Collaboration With International Space Station Astronauts

2018-08-07T18:30:01+00:00

WASHINGTON DC – August 7, 2018 – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, today released the first of several lessons teacher Christa McAuliffe had planned to complete during the Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission. In partnership with NASA and STEM on Station, Challenger Center worked with International [...]

Challenger Center Completes Christa McAuliffe’s Planned Lessons In Collaboration With International Space Station Astronauts2018-08-07T18:30:01+00:00