Chattanooga Engineers Club

March 25- Engineers Club 100th Anniversary Kickoff

  • 25 Mar 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Challenger Center & UTC


The Chattanooga Engineers Club will launch a year-long celebration of its 100th Anniversary with a kickoff event on Monday, March 25th at the Challenger Learning Center and the UTC Engineering building.

Participants will be given a tour of the Tennessee STEM Challenger Center from 4-6pm.  The thirty-five Challenger Centers located through the United States are hands on laboratories with the mission of igniting a passion for STEM in the next generation of leaders and innovators.  Established to honor the lost crew of the space shuttle Challenger and to keep their educational mission alive, over 6 million K-9th grade students have participated in hands-on Earth & Space Science, Engineering, Life Science and Physical Science “missions”.  The Chattanooga Challenger Center was one of the first to open, and it celebrates thirty years of operations in 2024.

The tours will include hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and a visit with guest host Mike Holman, PE.  Mr. Holman served as Senior Manager for Northrop Grumman’s strategic NASA launch vehicle programs including the Space Launch System for the Artemis I mission.  As Safety and Mission Assurance Chief Engineer he brings a fascinating perspective on the Challenger space shuttle.

Following the tour, participants are encouraged to walk across the street to the UTC Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Building.  Starting at 6:30pm in the Benwood Foundation Auditorium a presentation will be given by TVA Senior Vice President for Power Operations, Jacinda Woodward, discussing the past and future engineering in the Tennessee Valley.

Tickets to cover food (at the Challenger Center) and parking will be $25.  If you attend the presentation only the fee is $5 for parking.  A registration link will be sent soon.

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