The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation has been actively involved in improving K-12 science education since 1992 by providing outreach support to GA employees, funding STEM non-profit organizations, and developing educational resources. 

In 2018, the Foundation is enhancing its support for employees to engage in education outreach. Employees who participate in the GASSSS K-12 education outreach program can receive a charge number for up to 8 hours as well as reimbursement for up to $500 in STEM purchases per calendar year. For additional information, see the GASSSS Details and Application Form on the GASSSS web site.

If you are a GA employee and want to participate in education outreach but don’t know where to start, click here.

If you are a teacher or science educator and would like a GA employee to work with your class/school/program, you can place your request on the GASSSS Matchmaker site or you can contact Dr. Larry Woolf to communicate your request to GA employees.

The TutorMate on-line literacy tutoring program completed a very successful first year with 27 GA tutors providing 159 hours of reading guidance to 27 first grade students in 4 classes spread over 3 schools in the Santa Ana school district. Registration to be a tutor for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! Click here for more information on the program and to register.

The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation announced that it has provided over $44,000 in funding for multiple STEM non-profits and programs. Click here for more information about these recent awards.

Congratulations to the following GA employees who have recently completed a GASSSS activity: Landon Carlson, Jordan Rundell, Garrett Reinicke, Narimene Lekmine, and Matthew Quinn. William Capinski, Kathy Kucharski, Debra S. Roy, Gary Williams, Sandra (Sandy) Peterson, James Thammarath, Erik Borunda, Don Czechowicz, Charles Matthew Kendall, Michael Allwein, Casey Kong, Mark Ratledge, Michael Deshler, Donna Mirabella, Breanna Bergado, Christopher Friday, Shahin Pajoom, Julie Fooks, Sarah A. Muller, Andrew Chappie, Steve Celle, Nikki Casebier, Michael Casebier, Askar Konkachbaev, Katherine Kucharski, Alan Snyder, and Greg Shue.

Employees can contribute their science and engineering skills by participating in the GASSSS (GA Scientists/Engineers Supporting Science/Engineering for Students) program. Employees are reimbursed for purchases.

Employees can volunteer as on-line reading tutors to at-risk 1st graders via the TutorMate program. The tutoring is done from your desk for 30 minutes per week, and includes the reading of science stories.

GA scientists have developed education modules, education presentations, hands-on materials, posters, and have published articles.

The Foundation provides a limited number of grants, mostly to regional science related non-profits. Guidelines for requesting support are provided here.