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Challenger Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Expanded Commitment to STEM Education
Leading Provider of Science Education Honors Space Exploration Leaders and Outlines Growth Strategies to Help Ensure the Nation's STEM Supremacy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Challenger Center for Space Science Education announced today that the chairman of its board of directors, Dr. Scott Parazynski, will detail the organization's strategic growth plan and the expanded role it will play in strengthening America's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the next five years.
Dr. Parazynski, an astronaut who flew five shuttle missions, including STS-95 as personal physician to Senator John Glenn, will speak at several events during the Challenger Center Annual Conference 2011: From Tragedy to Triumph on August 22-25 at the Monaco Hotel, Alexandria, VA. He will address an executive director's breakfast on August 24, as well an Anniversary Awards Banquet later that day at The Women's Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. The conference convenes representatives from Challenger Center's network of 48 Challenger Learning Centers, educational leaders, astronauts and government and industry leaders, including executives from NASA ...