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 Receives Boeing Grant for STEM Programs 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 elementary and middle school students...
October 6, 2017 - The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a grant from The Boeing Company for its new “STEM Igniter” program. The program will serve over 1,300 underserved elementary and middle school students in the St. Louis region and will include...
Heading out of town for the eclipse weekend is a great way to make an exciting event even bigger. Even if you’re just planning drive across town, you’ll want to be prepared to turn the eclipse into an all-day event. Expect bad traffic, huge crowds, and a breathtaking...
UPDATE: Update: As of 8/14/2017, we have sold out of our eclipse glasses and will not get more in stock. You may try purchasing them from a Missouri State Park. As of 8/14, Route 66 State Park still had 300+ glasses in stock. Happy eclipsing! ----- Glasses are NASA...
Due to inclement weather, the Challenger Learning Center will be closed today.
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