A Houston-based space exploration learning center has received more than $2 million from Boeing since 1992 as part of the company's investment to promote the science, technology, engineering and math fields to young people.
Space Center Houston initiatives have drawn at least 250,000 educators and students worldwide each year and the nonprofit educational organization continues to work with the aerospace and defense company in efforts to drive local STEM programs, Boeing said Thursday.
The partnership offers Houston-based female students the opportunity to learn from space industry professionals and share their learning experiences through the Girls STEM Pathway program for girls enrolled in elementary, middle and high schools.
Engagements under the six-phase initiative occur at the center and online throughout the year, with approximately 850 participants recorded to date.
“All of us at Boeing recognize the need to inspire exploration in the next generation of students because it is the grasp for the unknown that makes advancement possible for all of us,“ said John Mulholland, a vice president and program manager for the International Space Station at Boeing.
“It has been our pleasure to partner with Space Center Houston from the start as a place where families can come for inspiration and knowledge and to kindle that drive to accomplish great things.“
A newly installed signage at the center's Independence Plaza is meant to recognize the company's support to the exhibit complex that showcases aerospace platforms such as the Boeing 747-based shuttle carrier aircraft.