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Another Grant awarded to Challenger!


Girls RISEnet grant geared to engage female scientists and engineers
I build like a girl?   Thanks!

Kenai, Alaska- With the receipt of a 2013 Girls RISEnet Minigrant, The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska (CLCA) developed and implemented a new STEM workshop called “Engineering a Return from Space”.  CLCA partnered with Girl Scouts of Alaska to beta-test this workshop at the 2013 Girl Scouts of Alaska Encampment at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska.  The biennial encampment is attended by nearly 1,000 girls and adult volunteers.  “Engineering a Return from Space” was also delivered at 2013 summer camps and has been added to regular CLCA program offerings.  “Engineering a Return from Space” engage participants in collaborative groups to design and build a thermal protection system for a model spacecraft.  Testing occurs, followed by analysis and re-designs to engineer the best possible thermal protection system.  STEM concepts of heat transfer, engineering design process, scientific method, space vehicles as well as STEM careers were all addressed.

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