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| May 2019 |

Clancy’s awarding-winning science teacher, Ryan Hannahoe, will become the full-time executive director of the Montana Learning Center

Hannahoe will start as the center’s full-time director on June 1. His work will allow the Montana Learning Center, located at Canyon Ferry Lake outside of Helena, to further its mission of providing and promoting quality immersion experiences for all in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in a unique lakeside setting.

To help support his position at the Montana Learning Center, Hannahoe has been awarded a Montana Space Grant Consortium Faculty Fellowship.

The Montana Space Grant Consortium, located at Montana State University in Bozeman, was established in 1991 as a component of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program that seeks to strengthen aerospace research and education in the U.S.

Prior to receiving the fellowship, Hannahoe shared his time between teaching science in Clancy and as the Montana Learning Center’s executive director – a position he has held since 2016.

Hannahoe first became involved with the Montana Learning Center in 2013 as a member of its summer camp staff. He eventually joined the center’s board of directors.

He has also served on the advisory board of the Montana Space Grant Consortium as well as the education committee of the International Society for Optics & Photonics in Engineering.

While attending Montana State University in Bozeman, Hannahoe worked for NASA for four years. For two summers, he worked at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center on the James Webb Space Telescope mission, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition to collaborating with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” he supported the James Webb Space Telescope mission in the fields of education, public outreach and public affairs.

More information about the Montana Learning Center and its programs and camps can be found online at http://montanalearning.org/.

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