Dr. June Scobee Rogers Presenting STEM Program
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.
The STEM Student Organization at UTC, with support from the Challenger STEM Learning Center and UTC STEM Education, is hosting this event.
Scobee Rodgers is the widow of Dick Scobee, Commander of the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle mission that ended in tragedy in January 1986. She is the Founding Chairman for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. There are currently 45 centers worldwide in the National Challenger Center Network where more than 500,000 students participate in Challenger Center programs.
National recognition and countless awards have been bestowed upon Scobee Rodgers during her professional career, “including the National Eagle Award, the Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Award, the Spirit of Volunteerism, and in 2000, the National Award for Excellence in Leadership.” She serves on boards of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Vatican Observatory, and Guideposts, and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Following Scobee Rodgers’ presentation, Perry Storey, Director of the Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC, will talk about ways the Center can help teachers actively engage their students with STEM education.
A tour of the Challenger STEM Learning Center will follow.
“As the Founding Chairman of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Dr. Scobee Rodgers is an educator at every level. She is an excellent choice to inspire future and current STEM teachers,” Storey said.
The STEM Student Organization includes students in all STEM majors and education fields of study. It was established by senior Christina Mullinax, who serves as president.
Mullinax received the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship for her four years at UTC. In return, she has pledged to spend four years teaching math in a high-need school district. To encourage others to become interested in STEM education, she rallied fellow students to reach out to the community. Ashley Dantzler is vice president, Erin Perry is treasurer, Nikki Rooks is secretary, and Grant Yost is publicist of the STEM Student Organization at UTC.
“STEM education is the future. There’s so much engineering, technology, and math used to create new and better ways to live. Most people don’t think about their cell phones, for instance, but there’s so much math and science behind a device like that. Students who are engaged in STEM education gain an appreciation for technology,” Mullinax explained.
Dr. June Scobee Rogers Presenting STEM Program
- TN/GA Regional News
- National News
- International News
- Father, sons sentenced for roles in a shooting at motel
- Former Georgia doctor guilty of distributing painkillers
- Macon suspect says she shot her boyfriend in self-defense
- Flames engulf motorcyclist and his bike at gas station
- Shooter opens fire on taxicab in Atlanta, wounding passenger
- MARTA police offer safety service to protect fearful patrons
- Pilot killed in Pickens County plane crash
- Autopsy: Football player's death due to heart disease
- Man charged with raping fiancTe's 12-year-old daughter
- Judge says Georgia's gay marriage ban can't be enforced
- The Latest: Friends mourn student slain at Arizona campus
- The Latest: Worst floods may be over on coast, official says
- Alleged cartel leaders have first court appearance
- The Latest: School shooting suspect says he was punched
- Maine expanding probe into E. coli after 1-year-old boy dies
- Man arrested at Fort Meade charged with Baltimore crimes
- Lynch: No reporter will go to jail for doing his or her job
- Toy grenade causes I-95 shutdown in Florida; highway reopens
- The Latest: Arizona shooting suspect faces court appearance
- The Latest: Obama arrives in Roseburg, site of campus attack
- The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice
- Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president
- The Latest: Czechs beef up policing along Austrian border
- Sweden thrown into political uncertainty
- UN rejects $15 million offer from foundation under scrutiny
- Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast
- UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education
- Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers
- The Latest: UN allows EU to seize migrant-smuggling boats
- The Latest: Sweden expects 150,000 asylum-seekers this year
Hats from the HeartShow your support for breast cancer patients in our community.
The Human RaceCheck out videos on The Human Race here!
Side RoadsTake a ride with Brian Smith to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
The Good LifeCelebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Closings and DelaysThese are the latest School and Business Closings reported to NewsChannel 9. If you see errors or need to add a school or business, call 423-757-7320.
Educator of the WeekView the 2015 Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week!
Deaf & Hard of HearingInformation provided to NewsChannel 9 by members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Sponsored EventsCheck Back Often for NewsChannel9 Sponsored Events!