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 year. For additional information, see the GASSSS Details and Application Form on the GASSSS web site.‚Äč

Congratulations to the following GA employees who have recently completed a GASSSS activity: Zachary Yazel, Nicholas Sanders, Aaron Mandell, Matthew Woodley, Matthew Culley, David Berardelli, Elizabeth Mandell, Christoph Hiemcke, Darrell Nakawaki, Stephen Register, Bobby Russell, Heidi DeClue, David Norton, Chau Nguyen, Don Czechowicz.

Speakers are requested for the STEM Engineering program at Mt. Carmel High School and for the Project Lead the Way engineering high school program in the Hemet Unified School District. The Preuss school FIRST robotics club at UCSD is looking for mentors. If interested, see the GA Sciences Education Foundation GASSSS Matchmaker site for contact details and further information.

GA employees can contribute their expertise and enthusiasm for science and engineering by participating in the GASSSS program. The Foundation will reimburse the employee for associated material 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.