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Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons from Space Finally Come to Fruition

2018-07-06T19:48:04+00:00

When Christa McAuliffe was chosen to join the Challenger crew, her mission was to teach from space. The former Concord High School social studies teacher had an extensive lesson plan, including demonstrations about Newton’s laws, chromatography, effervescence and liquids, all in zero gravity. McAuliffe also planned to give a tour of the Challenger shuttle. Before [...]

Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons from Space Finally Come to Fruition 2018-07-06T19:48:04+00:00

HCC Opens New $15.9 Million STEM Facility with Observatory and Challenger Learning Center

2018-06-28T16:54:20+00:00

Houston Community College cut the ribbon at its new 37,000- square-foot STEM building on the HCC Southeast College Felix Fraga Academic Campus today. The new facility will allow the Fraga Campus to accommodate an additional 700 students and features an observatory, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs and maritime simulation equipment. Program offerings will include engineering, maritime [...]

HCC Opens New $15.9 Million STEM Facility with Observatory and Challenger Learning Center 2018-06-28T16:54:20+00:00

Missions Accomplished: Challenger Center Celebrates 1000

2018-07-06T19:43:27+00:00

From Buffalo, it's a bit of a hike getting to the Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, NY but it's nothing compared to how far you'll go once you get there. "They're going at least 250 miles up," director Fred Welch explains of the simulated shuttle mission which is the center's centerpiece. "When they come here they are [...]

Missions Accomplished: Challenger Center Celebrates 1000 2018-07-06T19:43:27+00:00

Challenger Learning Center Opens Doors for Kids to Explore to the Cosmos

2018-05-30T14:38:23+00:00

Learning about Earth, and the space surrounding it has always fascinated the Parkville family of Hammond. When they heard from a neighbor about the recent Open House at the Challenger Learning Center, they jumped at the chance to attend. “We don’t live too far from here and always wondered what they did here,” Larry Parkville [...]

Challenger Learning Center Opens Doors for Kids to Explore to the Cosmos 2018-05-30T14:38:23+00:00

Challenger Center Awards Tallahassee Teacher a National Award

2018-05-24T20:29:50+00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Challenger Center awarded one Tallahassee teacher with the prestigious June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award. An auditorium full of kids applauded Mrs. Nancy Rosenbaum, a fifth-grade science teacher at Florida High. Nominators say Rosenbaum received the award for the passion she exudes while teaching young scholars, basic STEM principles. "Nancy was [...]

Challenger Center Awards Tallahassee Teacher a National Award 2018-05-24T20:29:50+00:00

STEM Center to Take Students on Space Missions Virtually

2018-05-11T14:32:23+00:00

The city that put a man on the moon is now hoping to send students into space. Houston Community College has announced plans to open the latest "Challenger" learning center, a facility for K-12 students to gain STEM exposure by heading to space — virtually. Each center provides an immersive experience. Students occupy a mission control room [...]

STEM Center to Take Students on Space Missions Virtually 2018-05-11T14:32:23+00:00

Houston Community College to Become One of Less Than 50 Challenger Learning Centers Worldwide

2018-04-18T15:54:20+00:00

Only 40 schools around the globe have been tapped as a Challenger Learning Center, aimed at introducing students to careers in space exploration. But on Thursday, that number jumped to 41. Houston Community College has now joined the list. "HCC is proud to have been selected as the site for the newest Challenger Learning Center," [...]

Houston Community College to Become One of Less Than 50 Challenger Learning Centers Worldwide 2018-04-18T15:54:20+00:00

Challenger Center Celebrates 25 Years of Space Adventures

2018-04-16T19:28:06+00:00

Since 1993, Challenger Center Hawaii has given thousands of students the ability to reach the stars with its missions through space. On Friday, the center celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Capitol with Gov. David Ige and several special guests including Claude Onizuka and June Scobee Rodgers, founding director of the Challenger Center and widow of the Challenger Shuttle Commander [...]

Challenger Center Celebrates 25 Years of Space Adventures 2018-04-16T19:28:06+00:00

President, CEO of Challenger Center to Address Wilkes-Barre Spring Commencement

2018-04-17T18:11:07+00:00

LEHMAN, Pa. — Lance Bush, president and CEO of Challenger Center, will address graduates at Penn State Wilkes-Barre's spring 2018 commencement ceremony, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the campus’ Athletics and Recreation Building. Challenger Center is a leading nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization. In the center’s 32-year history, it [...]

President, CEO of Challenger Center to Address Wilkes-Barre Spring Commencement 2018-04-17T18:11:07+00:00

Christa McAuliffe’s Science Lessons to be Taught Aboard Space Station

2018-04-16T19:06:31+00:00

More than three decades after Christa McAuliffe, NASA’s first “teacher in space,” perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle, classroom lessons she intended to teach on the mission will find an audience, NASA said. Two latter-day teachers-turned-astronauts plan to pay tribute to McAuliffe by performing a handful of her lessons aboard the International Space Station over the [...]

Christa McAuliffe’s Science Lessons to be Taught Aboard Space Station 2018-04-16T19:06:31+00:00