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Maine Students Can Soon Visit Mars at Bangor’s Challenger Learning Center

2019-11-14T18:08:04+00:00

The Challenger Learning Center of Maine has finished its first major upgrade since the nonprofit opened in 2004, adding robotic arms to a lab and new equipment to its mission control room. The upgrades will allow school groups that use the center to participate in the newest mission, “Expedition Mars,” in which students will simulate [...]

Maine Students Can Soon Visit Mars at Bangor’s Challenger Learning Center2019-11-14T18:08:04+00:00

2019 International Astronautical Congress

2019-11-07T19:39:23+00:00

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is an annual event that brings together everyone who is part of development and exploration of outer space. “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future” was the events 2019 theme and it reflected on how the first human footsteps on the moon inspired the global community [...]

2019 International Astronautical Congress2019-11-07T19:39:23+00:00

Sarah Tropp-Pacelli Alumni Profile

2019-10-08T20:51:31+00:00

Name:  Sarah Tropp-Pacelli Current Employer:  The Discovery Museum and Planetarium Current Title:  Director of STEM Learning Programs Education: B.A. History and Early Cultures, Brown University; M.A.T. Elementary Education, Fairfield University (Summer 2019) Which of our Challenger Learning Centers did you visit?  I visited the Challenger Center at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut. When did you visit a Challenger Learning [...]

Sarah Tropp-Pacelli Alumni Profile2019-10-08T20:51:31+00:00

Board Member Spotlight: Robert Curbeam

2019-10-08T20:39:19+00:00

Robert Curbeam Robert Curbeam, Vice President, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Former NASA Astronaut, and Challenger Center Chair has served as a member of Challenger Center’s Board of Directors since 2015. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Mr. Curbeam was Mission Area Director of Civil Space and International Business at Raytheon. He also held a wide [...]

Board Member Spotlight: Robert Curbeam2019-10-08T20:39:19+00:00

Interstellar Nostalgia: Challenger Learning Center Reopens at Kodak Center

2019-10-02T19:37:53+00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Challenger Learning Center is back open and has a new home at the Kodak Center. The Challenger Learning Center was formerly located at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, but after 20 years, its lease wasn’t renewed after the planetarium was renovated. The move to the Kodak Center represents a new chapter. The Challenger Learning [...]

Interstellar Nostalgia: Challenger Learning Center Reopens at Kodak Center2019-10-02T19:37:53+00:00

Newly Remodeled Challenger Learning Center Holds Grand Opening

2019-10-02T19:24:58+00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - On Thursday, the newly remodeled Challenger Learning Center held its grand opening and cemented itself as Colorado's only hands-on student space exploration program. Rob Fredell, President and CEO said, "We are really excited to be rededicating our new challenger center. We have been operating for 17 years in a much smaller facility. [...]

Newly Remodeled Challenger Learning Center Holds Grand Opening2019-10-02T19:24:58+00:00

Raytheon Sponsors Next Giant Leap Activities!

2019-09-11T19:19:37+00:00

Thanks to our partner Raytheon, kids and adults of all ages who visited Challenger Learning Centers in Downey, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with our special Next Giant Leap STEM activities. Community members who attended these special science events participated in an exciting learning experience as they [...]

Raytheon Sponsors Next Giant Leap Activities!2019-09-11T19:19:37+00:00

High School Girls from India, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Senegal Experience STEM Summer Camp

2019-08-26T14:16:59+00:00

In partnership with the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna and American Councils for International Education, eight international girls traveled to the United States to participate in a weeklong STEM summer camp at the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado in Colorado Springs. The girls, from India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Senegal were paired [...]

High School Girls from India, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Senegal Experience STEM Summer Camp2019-08-26T14:16:59+00:00

Challenger Learning Center’s STEM Campers Work on Mission to Mars

2019-08-29T14:25:39+00:00

While still under construction, the new site of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado at 8701 Wolf Drive hosted 16 high school-aged young women at its International Girls in STEM summer camp June 22-26. Included were three students from India, two from the Republic of Kazakhstan, and three from Senegal. The center made the move [...]

Challenger Learning Center’s STEM Campers Work on Mission to Mars2019-08-29T14:25:39+00:00

June Scobee Rodgers Receives Apollo 50th Education Award for Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce

2019-08-05T16:13:30+00:00

Our Founding Chair, June Scobee Rodgers was the recipient of the Apollo 50th Education Award for her commitment to honoring the Challenger crew and inspiring the next generation workforce. The award was presented to June on July 16, 2019  during the Apollo 50th Gala presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation. “It’s a great privilege to be [...]

June Scobee Rodgers Receives Apollo 50th Education Award for Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce2019-08-05T16:13:30+00:00