Every engineer, scientist, doctor, nurse, technician and mathematician can point to a person, place or event that prompted her or him to embark on a fascinating journey that led to an exciting, meaningful career. Invariably, achieving that goal involved critical assistance of some kind-encouragement, motivation and, more than likely, a financial kick-start.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently provided a tremendous "kick-start" for hundreds of public school students in Aurora and Falcon, Colorado, by donating $25,000 to the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado. The grant will support the Center's delivery of Earth-science and space-focused distance-learning programs to schools serving an ethnically diverse population, including military families living near Buckley, Schriever and Peterson Air Force bases.
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