February Chapter Meeting
“Major Tom to Mission Control, are we reaching….” Ever want to fly to the Moon? OR send people to the Moon? It happens at The Challenger Center – Louisville, we give students of the universe a hands-on experience – engaging them in all areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through simulated space missions.
Our presentation is interactive. Come fly with us on February 24, 2015. ATD will fly a modified version of Mission: Return to the Moon. All crew to report promptly by 17:00 (12:00 GMT) or 5:00 p.m. EST
Speaker: Lt. Colonel Will Vander Meer, USMC Retired, is a native Kentuckian hailing from Frankfort. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. From there he served for 22 years in the United States Marine Corp, and then as NJROTC and Magnet Coordinator at the Academy @Shawnee for 16 years.
Currently, he has taken on the role as Acting Director for the Challenger Center Louisville, since opening on January 28, 2011.
A trip to the Challenger Learning Center brings classroom lessons to life. The simulated environment is created from computer technology, real science data, and hands-on activities. The group will fly a modified mission: Return to the Moon. You will experience team collaboration, critical thinking and STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) career paths.
Join us for this fun, interactive session and see if this can spark some ideas for this type of training style in your organization.
Directions to the Challenger Center - Academy @ Shawnee
From I 64 West:
1.) Follow I 64 West towards St. Louis through downtown Louisville. Move to the left lanes.
2.) Take Exit 1, Shively, 264.
3.) Exit 264 at Exit 2, Muhammad Ali/River Park Drive.
4.) Stay in the exit lane for Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali is a one-way street.
5.) Continue down Muhammad Ali to 41st Street. Turn right on 41st.
6.) Two blocks down 41st Street you will see a large brick church on the right. Just prior to the church is the entrance to the school. There is a sign but it is sometimes blocked by cars. The best landmark is the church.
7.) Park in the circle at the front of the school. The entrance to The Challenger Learning Center will be in the wing of the school to the left of the flagpole. There is a sign over the door.
From I-65 North to 265 Watterson Expressway.
1.) Proceed west on the Watterson Expressway to the Muhammad Ali/River Park Drive Exit (Exit 2).
2.) Take Exit 2 and proceed to the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp.
3.) Proceed straight ahead for two blocks and turn left onto Muhammad Ali Boulevard (one way) to 41st Street. Turn right onto 41st Street.
4.) Two blocks down 41st Street you will see a large brick church on the right. Just prior to the church is the entrance to the school. There is a sign but it is sometimes blocked by cars. The best landmark is the church.
5.) Park in the circle at the front of the school. The entrance to The Challenger Learning Center will be in the wing of the school to the left of the flagpole. There is a sign over the door.
Networking begins at 4:30 and the presentation is from 5:00- 6:00.
Location: The Challenger Center, 4001 Herman Street Louisville, KY 40121