September 2019 – Ask longtime teachers and they’ll tell you if you can excite students about science and technology when they’re young, you significantly increase the likelihood they pursue technical education and careers. This is why science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is so important today. Creative thinkers become creative doers.
Darryl Britt, Apprio president and founder, is a believer in this philosophy and has joined the board of directors of the Challenger Center, working to help STEM programs take off across the country. Challenger Center provides more than 250,000 students annually with experiential education programs that engage students in hands-on learning opportunities.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Darryl Britt to the board of directors,” said Lance Bush, president and CEO of the Challenger Center. “As a leader in technology and software product development, Britt’s perspective and knowledge will help guide us as we build and create new innovative programs that promote STEM education, allowing us to expand our reach from hundreds of thousands to millions of students.”
Programs delivered in Challenger Learning Centers and classrooms strengthen knowledge in STEM subjects and inspire students to pursue careers in these important fields. Challenger Center was created by the Challenger families to honor the crew of shuttle flight STS-51-L. For more information about Challenger Center, please visit www.challenger.org or connect on Facebook and Twitter.