With the founding of Challenger Center, the families of the Challenger 51-L crew assembled a network of concerned educators, corporations, and organizations to explore new and exciting ways for students to learn science and mathematics. Our primary audience encompasses students and teachers in grades 5-9. A comprehensive array of programs was created specifically for students in late-elementary and early-middle school grades because this is the age range when many young people begin to lose interest in learning. By sparking the curiosity of these young minds, we make a difference at this important developmental age.