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:

  1. $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.
  2. $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. $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.

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.