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 [...]
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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 [...]
Challenger Center is an education organization that utilizes complex, custom technology platforms and software, integrated with custom and off-the-shelf hardware (e.g., science lab equipment, custom apps, 3D printers, and Virtual Reality technology), in all its major programs. Students interact with this technology in Challenger Learning Centers worldwide and using our online platform in classrooms and [...]
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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 Completes Christa McAuliffe’s Planned Lessons In Collaboration With International Space Station AstronautsLisa Vernal2018-08-07T18:30:01+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 will participate in a live call with a NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station (YES). The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and www.nasa.gov/nasalive. Following introductions by Challenger Center President and Chief Executive Officer Lance [...]
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We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. We've loved and admired her for decades and will never forget the profound impact she had on this country. Barbara saw me, and our nation, through some of the most difficult days and months following the Challenger accident. Her compassion was [...]
In February, we partnered with Raytheon and the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado to transform more than 100 Colorado Springs students into engineers in celebration of National Engineers Week. Ninth grade students from Lewis Palmer High School, Mitchell High School, Peyton High School, Peyton Online Academy, and St. Mary’s High School became aerospace, mechanical, and structural [...]