The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center aims to stimulate a student’s interest in STEM education through a simulated space mission experience. These missions show children that STEM can be fun, inspiring them to learn more. The program also reinforces the value of teamwork and teaches communication skills students can parlay into their schoolwork and everyday lives.

Since our opening in June 2009, more than 4,000 students have participated in our programs and participation continues to grow as students become inspired by the Challenger Learning Center experience. The DRCLC markets to 11 New York state counties and six Pennsylvania counties, including 109 public schools and numerous private schools.


As a not-for-profit, our existence is based solely on the fee collected for each mission and on private donations. Additional funds are also needed to help send students to the CLC considering the significant budget challenges our local schools are facing. Our goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to benefit from the mission experience. For this to become a reality, we need the financial support of our surrounding communities.


The Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that needs your support. Inspiring our children to excel in STEM is critical, not only to the future of our community, but also to the future of our country as a whole. Your financial contribution today will help our children realize their dreams.