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Challenger e-Mission Highlights White House Event

Tue Jan 12 2010

A group of 85 science and math teachers who were honored by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy participated in a demonstration of the Space Station Alpha e-Mission™ as part of four days of workshops, tours, and other gatherings in Washington, DC.

After the Jan. 6 e-Mission the teachers—Presidential Award Winners for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching—later that day met President Obama.

Space Station Alpha is one of several e-Missions offered worldwide by the Challenger Learning Center.

Challenger was invited by the Citizen Schools organization to participate in the event, which was co-led by representatives from the White House-endorsed National Lab Day initiative. Citizen Schools seeks greater involvement of professional scientists in the classroom, both during and after the school day.

Dr. David Mantus from Cubist Pharmaceuticals is associated with Citizens Schools and uses the Challenger Learning Center's distance learning programs as part of his afterschool teaching work in the Boston area. He also presented at the White House event.