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 Michael Buttacy of Ozarks Teen Challenge knows the importance of STEM education: “(STEM) influence(s) everything around us. Who doesn’t want to take something apart and see how it works? We need these fields in our education system to help challenge the next generation and to continue to innovate in the future.” For Michael, it was Mr. Pelligrenie, his Earth Science teacher, who helped him see the big picture: “He showed me the world works in some amazing ways.” Michael 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 Michael Buttacy and celebrate his 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.