NOAA, Challenger Center Encourage Student Interest in Math, Science and Technology

September 15, 2010

Representatives from NOAA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education will spend the next five years furthering both organizations’ reach in math, science and technology educational efforts.  The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) this summer to explore potential collaborations related to the Challenger Center’s goals and NOAA’s mission.

“NOAA’s expertise in marine science, climate and weather will help us expand our programs throughout our Challenger Learning Centers,” said Daniel Barstow, Challenger Center for Space Science Education president.

“Working with the Challenger Center gives NOAA an outstanding opportunity to continue building connections with students, educators and the public,” said Louisa Koch, director of education for NOAA. “Both organizations are committed to furthering our understanding of the world and sharing the excitement of science with students of all ages.”

Challenger Center is an international, not-for-profit education organization that was founded by the families of the astronauts lost during the last flight of the Challenger Space Shuttle in 1986. Through Challenger Center’s programs and its international network of Challenger Learning Centers, the diversity, spirit and commitment to education that exemplified the Challenger mission continues to make an impact on students, teachers and families today. 

The Challenger Center’s programs and international network of Learning Centers allow the diversity, spirit and commitment to education that exemplified the Challenger mission to continue to impact the lives of students, teachers and families. 

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