News & Events
Read the latest news about the Challenger Learning Center alongside updates on our upcoming and recent events.
News & Events
We offer space mission simulations for students from kindergarten through high school. Missions are broken down by recommended age and grades below.
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis’ Nominees Receive Top Awards for Innovation in STEM Education
Two educators–Lori Kremer, first-grade teacher at Bermuda Elementary, and Jackie Blumer, 6th/7th grade science teacher at Greenville Junior High, were nominated by the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis for two different national educator awards
Challenger Learning Center’s Response to COVID-19
As the list of schools, attractions, and businesses continues to grow, we wanted to make you aware of how the Challenger Learning Center is handling the COVID-19 Virus. As mentioned in earlier communications, the Challenger Learning Center follows the...
Community News: America’s Strategy for STEM Education
Check out this article published in St. Louis County's Community News. In it Challenger Learning Center St Louis' Tasmyn Scarl Front talks about how two different reports--"America's Strategy for STEM Education" and the Toy Association's "Decoding STEM"--equally...
Boeing Awards $80,000 Grant to Challenger Learning Center for Student STEM Experiences
November 11, 2019 The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received an $80,000 grant from The Boeing Company for its STEM Igniter program. The program will serve over 1,300 underserved elementary and middle school students in the St. Louis region and will include...
Why STEM Day Shouldn’t be Celebrated
By Tasmyn Scarl Front Today is National STEM day, which is a day set aside to inspire people, especially young people, to explore and engage in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. As I was figuring out how to “pooh-pooh” it (because, after all,...
It Takes a Community
We are so fortunate to be located in Ferguson where are are surrounded by several prominent companies and foundations that are invested in our community and our future generation of innovators. The heart of the Challenger Learning Center’s programs are simulated space...
Inspiring Teacher Awards
Each year, in honor of the seven astronauts who were lost during the 1986 Challenger space shuttle mission, the Challenger Learning Center recognizes seven teachers in the St. Louis area who have inspired their current or former students to pursue a STEM career or pathway.
If you had an influential teacher who inspired you to pursue a STEM career or pathway, nominate them by November 1 for Challenger Learning Center’s Inspiring Teacher Award.
Award recipients and nominators will be recognized at a reception held at the Challenger Learning Center on January 30, 2020. Tickets and registration opens in December 2019.
2020 Keynote Speaker Announced
Nicole Adewale, Principal/Director of Business Development of ABNA, has been selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Inspiring Teacher Awards event on January 30, 2020.
As a co-founder of ABNA, Nicole is highly involved in the day to day running of AABNA; which has grown from its humble beginnings as a two person firm, to more than 70 professionals across three offices, performing work in more than 13 states. Nicole began her career at the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, where she was a resident engineer for major roadway and bridge construction projects. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a certified LEED® AP and is currently pursuing an Urban Affairs degree at Harris Stowe State University.
2019 Award Recipients
Central Elementary School
nominated by: Heather Robinett
Lafayette High School
nominated by: Natalie Phelps
McCluer South-Berkeley High School
nominated by: Chayla Graham and Tiffany Campbell
Warren Elementary School
nominated by: Jordan Banze
Carr Lane Middle School
nominated by: Geralle Powell
Jennings Middle School
nominated by: Jerome Lewis
Oswego High School
nominated by: Alissa Cullen