The Alfred M. Senter Fund Awards $3,000 to Challenger Learning Center of Maine |

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The Alfred M. Senter Fund Awards $3,000 to Challenger Learning Center of Maine
The Alfred M. Senter Fund Awards $3,000 to Challenger Learning Center of Maine

 

Students in grades 5-10 from the Brunswick region will have the chance
to participate in a space science mission at the Challenger Learning
Center of Maine, thanks to a generous $3,000 grant award made by the The
Alfred M. Senter Fund.

"Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) through Challenger's hands-on,
inquiry-based space science missions," stated Jennifer Therrien,
Challenger's education director. "Their teachers will receive training
and professional development at the workshops we provide, as well as
activities and resources to bring into their classrooms, pre- and
post-mission."

"Challenger missions inspire young people to pursue their dreams - to
see the potential for rewarding careers in STEM fields," stated Susan
Jonason, executive director. "We are thrilled that more students;
particularly students from Brunswick, Topsham, Durham, Harpswell, West
Bath, Lisbon and Bath, will have the opportunity to become inspired at
Challenger, thanks to this investment by The Alfred M. Senter Fund. Who
knows, one of them may join Christopher Cassidy and Jessica Meir as
Maine's next astronaut!"

Using space exploration as a theme and mission simulations as a vehicle,
the Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international
network of nearly 50 Challenger Learning Centers create positive
educational experiences that raise students' expectations of success,
fosters a long-term interest in STEM, and inspires students to pursue
studies and careers in these areas.

In Maine, the Challenger Learning Center is located at 30 Venture Way in
Bangor, and may be reached by calling 207-990-2900 or e-mail to:
info@astronaut.org.

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