Challenger Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that inspires, engages, and prepares today’s students for the future through innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. With our global network of 43 Challenger Learning Centers, we give more than 250,000 students each year the opportunity to become scientists, engineers, and technologists and to work together on inspiring missions like finding life on Mars or preserving ocean species. Through our programs, students apply STEM concepts in the context of real-world scenarios; they are exposed to a range of STEM careers; and they practice skills like teamwork, communication, and problem solving.
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The mission of the Challenger Center Coalition is to engage students and teachers in dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities that strengthen knowledge in STEM, inspire students to pursue careers in these fields, and provide an outlet to learn and apply important life skills. Our vision is to build a scientifically literate public and shape our future leaders to help improve quality of life across the globe – not just through pragmatic teaching, but also by the power of vision, inspiration, and innovation.
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For more than 30 years, June Scobee Rodgers has provided so many words of inspiration that it’s simply impossible to choose just one. It is the commitment to inspiring millions of students, just like the crew of the teacher in space mission did, that excites and drives the entire Challenger Center organization.