Harper Learmonth Alumni Profile


Name: Harper Learmonth When did you first visit a Challenger Learning Center? My first visit to the Challenger Learning Center in New York City was in the fourth grade, when I was part of an after-school program and I went to camp at the Center later that summer as well. What do you remember the [...]

Harper Learmonth Alumni Profile2018-09-13T18:24:56+00:00

Cameron McCarty Alumni Profile


Name:  Cameron McCarty  Current Employer:  University of Tennessee   Current Title:  Graduate Student and Engineering Camera Uplink Lead for the Opportunity Mars Rover  Future Employer: Teledyne Brown Engineering  Future Title: Operations Controller for the ISS  Education: Master's degree Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville  Which of our Challenger Learning Centers did you visit?  The Challenger Learning Center at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, GA  [...]

Cameron McCarty Alumni Profile2018-06-22T13:45:15+00:00

Tess Caswell Alumni Profile


Photo: Nick Dentamaro, Brown University Name: Tess Caswell Current Employer: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Current Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Sc.M. Geological Sciences, Brown University; Ph.D. Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University Which of our Challenger Learning Centers did you visit? The first was the [...]

Tess Caswell Alumni Profile2018-06-12T14:22:02+00:00

France Jackson Alumni Profile


Name: France Jackson Current Employer: Intel Corporation Current Title: User Experience Researcher Education: B.S. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University; M.S. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University; Ph.D. Human-Centered Computing, University of Florida (May 2018) Which of our Challenger Learning Centers did you visit? I visited the location in Columbia, the Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District [...]

France Jackson Alumni Profile2018-02-01T16:36:17+00:00

Taylor Young Alumni Profile


Name: Taylor Young When did you first visit a Challenger Learning Center? I first visited a Challenger Learning Center for a camp during the summer before first grade. What do you remember the most from your experience at the Center? Having fun learning about science. Throughout all of the camps that I went to the center kept [...]

Taylor Young Alumni Profile2017-08-03T16:32:17+00:00

Sean Robinson Alumni Profile


Name: Sean Robinson Center Visited: Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College Education: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from UIUC (in progress) Current Profession: Manufacturing Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne Previous STEM Experience: Tech- Network Consultant When did you visit a [...]

Sean Robinson Alumni Profile2017-07-07T19:10:42+00:00

Toni York Alumni Profile


Toni York traveled to a Challenger Learning Center with her science class in 6th grade. She recalls the excitement of the experience - the buildup and pre-mission prep with her classmates, her brother being extremely jealous that his class wasn’t going, and her computer scientist father serving as one of the chaperones. She remembers that [...]

Toni York Alumni Profile2017-07-07T19:12:17+00:00

Challenger Center Student Returns to Become Flight Director


I was eleven years old in the summer of 2001, when the first Challenger Learning Center in Illinois opened its doors – right in my hometown of Woodstock, Illinois. The first school mission didn’t run until September of that year, but the Center debuted its summer camps before then, and I was part of that [...]

Challenger Center Student Returns to Become Flight Director2018-02-09T22:33:08+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