The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation has been actively involved in improving K-12 science education since 1992 by developing educational resources and by providing support to employees of the GA family of companies via the GASSSS program, as well as to area non-profit organizations.
The Foundation is now enhancing its support for employees to engage in education outreach. For those who participate in the GASSSS K-12 education outreach program, GA and affiliates will now provide a charge number for up to 4 hours per calendar year. For additional information, see the GASSSS Details and Application Form on the GASSSS web site.
The TutorMate on-line literacy tutoring program is now available to GA employees. TutorMate connects an emerging young reader with a GA volunteer to champion literacy for the student. Click here for more information.
The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation has announced that it has provided support for the following programs:
- $7,500 for the Fleet Science Center to support the Sci-Tech: Advancing Girls in Science, STEM “Engineers!” after-school program for grades 4-6 girls.
- $4,000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County: Beyond School Walls: STEM program that provides mentoring, science activities, and career exploration for middle school students.
- $3,100 to Science Delivered to provide 440 students in grades K-5 with science laboratory instruction.
Congratulations to the following GA employees who have recently completed a GASSSS activity: Joe Bayer, David Zhang, Aaron Singh, Ngoc (Andy) Tran, Nikki Casebier, Cherish Rodrigues, Edwin Ward, Joe Ippolito, Mima Trayanova, Hugo Carbajal, Lois Yu, Jared Cupp, Ioana Diana Broome.