Each of the 40 Under 40 honorees this year are being recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in their fields, and we know that they would not be where they are today without educational support and a community of family, friends, and teachers believing in their potential.
40 Under 40 Honoree Megan Short with the Springfield Contractors Association believes “we should focus on STEM education because more jobs are relying on some form of STEM than not, and the divide will continue to increase in the future.” Megan’s teacher shout out goes to her mom: “My mom was a 6th grade science teacher for years! Although science was never my best subject, she pushed me and my sister to learn both in and out of the classroom.” Megan is raising funds on behalf of the Discovery Center and is asking for your help.
The Discovery Center of Springfield is your nonprofit (501(c)(3), community-funded science center that turns playing today into leading tomorrow’s workforce through hands-on, experiential learning. The Discovery Center creates our future nurses, manufacturing professionals, engineers, computer scientists—some of the very careers featured on this year’s 40 under 40 list. The Discovery Center is a place where children growing up or living in poverty find hope. They are a vital part of our community’s economic health because the Discovery Center gives visitors the tools they need to determine their own future regardless of socioeconomic status.
Would you help honor 40 Under 40 honoree Megan Short and celebrate her successes by believing in a child’s potential through the Discovery Center?
Thursday, March 7 from 4-8 pm at the Discovery Center
Everything you love about the Discovery Center–without the kids!
Unleash your inner child for a night of unlimited curiosity! Bring your friends, coworkers, or make it a date at this unique pop up event! Must be 21 years or older to attend.