August 28, 2008
NASA Wants Students to Choose Sciences
The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education say they will work together to encourage students to focus on science studies.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it signed a cooperative Space Act Agreement to work with Challenger to encourage students to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies and programs.
June Scobee Rodgers, the Challenger Center's founding chairwoman, said: "We are overjoyed with the signing of this agreement with NASA. When Challenger was lost, the families came together to look for a fitting legacy to honor those we lost and to carry on with their mission."
The Challenger Center, founded in 1986, trains more than 25,000 teachers annually to engage students in critical thinking, decision-making, communication and teamwork. During the past 22 years more than 8 million students have participated in Challenger Center programs, officials said.