Wheeling Jesuit's Challenger Learning Center receives project grant

  WJU News
  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:48 PM
  WU News

Wheeling, WV

The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Wheeling Jesuit University was presented with a check earlier this morning, Feb. 19, from the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Women's Giving Circle. The grant reception was held at the Erickson Alumni Center in the Center for Educational Technologies (CET) building.

The $4,250 grant will be used for the CLC's summer project, "Little Girls in Space," which is aimed at younger girls in elementary school to increase awareness of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields through an exploration of different learning activities and programs.

"We are so excited to extend our 'Girls in Space Day' to younger girls this summer. We plan on creating a day full of innovative STEM activities to inspire girls to become involved with science, math, engineering and technology," said Jackie Shia, director of the Challenger Learning Center.

If you would like to learn more about the Challenger Learning Center and any programs they offer, please contact Jackie Shia at jshia@wju.edu or 304-243-4431.

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.

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