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.

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:

  • $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego to support the Stepping Stones to STEM Success programs at the Clairemont and Logan Heights branches for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • $10,000 to FIRST to support the growth and operations of the 2017-2018 FIRST Robotics San Diego Regional competition for San Diego area high school FIRST robotics clubs.
  • $3,000 to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair to support the operation of the 2018 Fair.
  • $2,500 to Explore Solutions for the San Diego Business and Youth (BAY) Career Expo and Luncheon held on October 18, 2017. The following GA&A employees participated in this event: Don Czechowicz , Karina Kangas, Ragad Mohammad, Shahin Pajoom, and Larry Woolf.

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.

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.