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.

Welcome to Education Outreach:
Where to start if you don’t know where to start.

Congratulations to the following GA employees who have recently completed a GASSSS activity: Shane O'Hearn, Wade Binks, Cameron Peterson, Christopher Kelly, Darrell Nakawaki, Bradley Michael, Kassi Ritter, Janine Hicks, James O'Hara, Donna Mirabella, Denielle Ardilla, Lane Carlson, Chelsea Tabor, Stephen De La Cruz.

Katherine Kucharski and Lawrence Woolf participated in the Center for Excellence in Education STEM Teacher Roundtable on 2/21/17: “Exciting Students to San Diego-area STEM Opportunities and Careers.” Their presentation slides and a video of the event are posted here (click on the STEM Roundtable Presentations drawer).

Congratulations to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair winners of the GA Sciences Education Foundation Advanced Materials first place award:

  • Senior division: Maggie Chen, Canyon Crest Academy, for “Synthesis of a Biomimetic Artificial Kidney Using Cell-Membrane Coated Nanotherapeutics and 3D-Printing.”
  • Junior division: Emily Shi, The Cambridge School, for “Microscopic Study of Torrey Pine Needles for Moisture Condensation.”  

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.

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.

If you are an employee of GA, you can support the Foundation via the United Way campaign, or the GA PAC. You can also support the Foundation by sending us a check.