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 tutoringprogram 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: Cherish Rodrigues, Edwin Ward, Joe Ippolito, Mima Trayanova, Hugo Carbajal, Lois Yu, Jared Cupp, Ioana Diana Broome, Vimala Narasimhan, Jennifer Chichioco, Jacob Wood, Gregg Priddie, Simon Abatay, Diane Tran, Lamar Gilliam.