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Since it was created in 2007 to help us study the best way to teach NASA science through videogames, the Selene videogame has been recognized a number of times for its approach to educating players about how our Moon was formed. In 2010 the game received perhaps its biggest honor yet, being named one of 15 finalists worldwide in the Disney Research Challenge. The competition seeks to show that sophisticated concepts can be conveyed via entertaining interactions on computers. Selene was selected for being an engaging learning widget that would delight, inspire, and reveal key learning concepts for children ages 7-11.

Kathleen Frank, assistant director, e-Missions™, of the Challenger Learning Center, was honored with a prestigious award from the national Challenger organization. At the annual meeting of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, the organization that oversees the 48 Challenger Learning Centers throughout the world, Frank was honored with the Guiding Star Award. The honor is bestowed on someone who offers guidance and support to emerging Challenger Learning Centers. It also recognizes the dedication, direction, and positive programming that the Wheeling Jesuit site contributes to the Challenger network. Frank was nominated for the award by a member of the Challenger Learning Center in St. Louis who wrote about how diligently Frank has worked to help the St. Louis facility grow.
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