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Your vision is not limited by what your eyes can see, but by what your mind can imagine. Many things that you take for granted were considered unrealistic dreams by previous generations. If you accept these past accomplishments as commonplace then think of the new...
For the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, March has been a big month for summer camp fairs. As we tell parents about camp options, our spiel usually goes something like this: “For the younger kids, we have Astronaut Training Camps, where campers complete simulated...
Thirty years ago, on the date of the Challenger Shuttle’s final mission, President Ronald Reagan said, “The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.” While we want to honor the Challenger crew that we lost on January 28, 1986,...
FERGUSON, Mo. – The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has been awarded a grant of $65,600 from the Monsanto Fund to continue the “Monsanto Sprouting Astronauts Program.” The program, which is in its fourth year, provides professional development, hands-on science,...
The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a grant from The Boeing Company for its new “Challenger Academy” program. The program, which will serve 25 middle school educators, will include a series of four professional development workshops during the...
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis Honors the Past and Celebrates Tomorrow’s Innovators and Educators at 30th Anniversary The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle accident with a program that...
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