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Space Shuttle Challenger

  

After Challenger fell, this alumna rose up June Scobee Rodgers, Ph.D., is honored with Chapman's 2016 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

May 23, 2016 by | Campus Life

When June Scobee Rodgers was in the ninth grade, her high school civics teacher asked everyone to talk about their career dreams. Scobee Rodgers told the class that she had recently read Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s autobiography. The life’s work of the humanitarian physician had so inspired her that she planned to be a research scientist

Space shuttle Challenger disaster revisted at symposium

January 27, 2011 by | Science and Health

Failed O-rings, damaged fuel tanks and ice debris are all parts in the tragic story that led to the space shuttle Challenger disaster 25 years ago this week. But the bigger lesson of that episode in the nation’s space program isn’t about hardware but leadership, said participants in a symposium held at Chapman University to

Whistle blower in 'Challenger' disaster donates personal papers to Leatherby Libraries

May 11, 2010 by | Science and Health

The engineer who detected flaws with the O-Rings that caused the 1985 Challenger disaster, has donated his personal papers to the Leatherby Libraries. The gift will be formally accepted at a 5:30 p.m. dedication ceremony Thursday, May 13, in the Malloy Performance Portico, third floor, Leatherby Libraries. Roger M. Boisjoly worked as a technical troubleshooter for