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McKee Foods Corporations gifts UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center

The UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center recently received a gift of $10,000 from the McKee Foods Corporation in support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs. The Challenger Mission Control Center is named in honor of the late Ruth McKee, and the McKee family has been an ardent supporter of the Challenger Center since its inception in 1995 as well as the National Challenger Center in Washington

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Dr. June Scobee Rodgers to speak January 29

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers will present “Why STEM teachers are needed today more than ever” on Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Challenger STEM Learning Center on the UTC campus, located at 855 East Fifth Street.  This event is free and open to the public.

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UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center featured in space travel discussion

In support of the world’s first commercial space flight in 2014, the UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center participated in a live Google Hangout streamed live around the world. The event was sponsored by the National Challenger Center Network, Virgin Galactic, and Galactic Unite.

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Children are not the only ones who enjoy Challenger STEM Learning Center

Young students who enjoy the fun of a mission at the UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center will always remember their responsibilities in space or as a member of mission control. The new director of the facility says the fun isn’t just for children; businesses can explore a new level of trust among coworkers with teambuilding exercises.

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New director named at Challenger STEM Learning Center

Perry Storey has been named the new director of the Challenger STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Center at UTC.

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