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Guessing Game Proceeds Will Fund STEM Education

Hundreds Take Their Best Guess to Support the Future Workforce

Attendees and visitors to the 30th Space Symposium had a chance to channel their inner mathematician, have a bit of fun and support Space Foundation STEM education programs by participating in a Guessing Game. The Space Foundation is a global leader in innovative STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), offering academically proven programs ranging from hands-on activities for preschoolers to masters degree programs for educators.

At the Symposium, those willing to take the challenge were given an opportunity to purchase a guess, or multiple guesses, to take their best shot at determining the number of items in a jar. The person closest to the actual number won the prize associated with the accompanying jar.

There were five jars filled with various items, and each jar was accompanied by five enticing prizes available to win. The game was meant to be a fun way to raise funds for Space Foundation STEM education programs.

Hundreds took their best guess in support of STEM education. Congratulations to the following people who were the closest to guessing the correct number of items and won some fabulous prizes:

Complimentary registration to the 31st Space Symposium, April 13-16, 2015
Winner: Lorene Avendano, ManTech International Corporation, with a guess of 4,000 star beads (actual count 3,749)

Ten copies of The Space Report 2014
Winner: Claus Von Zastrow, Change the Equation, with a guess of 2,000 pieces of space pasta (actual count 1,907)

Private Event at the Space Foundation Discovery Center
Winner: Cindy Seltzer, with a guess of 1,063 pom-poms (actual count 1,051)

One night stay at The Broadmoor Hotel
Winner: Rick Goode, Pixia, with a guess of 585 marbles (actual count 589)

$250 Gift Card to The Broadmoor Hotel
Winner: Pam Eisenhart, with a guess of 539 golf tees (actual count 547)

The Space Foundation is developing its Discovery Center from the ground up as a STEM-purposed center of formal and informal education serving Colorado, and, through distance-delivery technologies, the nation and world. During this past school year, more than 6,000 students received invaluable STEM education through field trips to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. And even more were served through distance delivered programs.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guessing Game. Today's youth must be a priority investment for a healthy and robust future workforce. The Space Foundation is committed to building a brighter future by improving the quality of STEM education. Every dollar we receive is significant in helping us to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and technology professionals.   

For more information on supporting the Space Foundation STEM education programs, please call Development at 719-576-8000 or email [email protected].

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