The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation has been actively involved in improving K-12 science and engineering education since 1992 by providing outreach support to GA employees, funding STEM non-profit organizations, and developing educational resources. 

The Foundation supports employees to engage in education outreach via the GASSSS program, where they can receive a charge number for up to 9 hours as well as reimbursement for up to $500 in STEM purchases per calendar year. For additional information, see the GASSSS Details and Application Form on the GASSSS web site.

If you are a GA employee and want to participate in education outreach but don’t know where to start, click here.

If you are a teacher or science educator and would like a GA employee to work with your class/school/program, you can place your request on the GASSSS Matchmaker site or you can contact Dr. Larry Woolf to communicate your request to GA employees.

Registration is now closed for the Chapter One (TutorMate) tutoring program to help at-risk first grade students learn to read.

The Foundation has created a resource room to support employees involved in education outreach and the GASSSS program. Please visit A20/2008 to see many different types of educational resources available to employees or visit the Outreach Materials site.

On April 25, 2024, the General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation announced that it has provided $42,000 in funding for 9 STEM non-profits and programs. Click here  for more information about these recent awards and here for an archive of previous awards.

General Atomics wins Air Force Association Citation of Honor for STEM education outreach programs.

Congratulations to the following GA employees who have recently completed a GASSSS activity: David Jensen, Owen Lovell, Jake Crawford, Selma Castanedo, Elizabeth Brown, Alba Silva, Dirk Rudolph, Kathryn Birdsong, Wendi Sweet, Aaron Sathrum, Fernando Martinez, Tom Stasiuk, Don Czechowicz, Tina Reuter, Carole Christian, Isaac Ruiz, Alberto Nunez, Mike Weir, Catherine Cradup; Nina Langley, Terry Tomerlin, James Meiselbach, Maria Mejia, John Masters, Casey LaScala, Collin Alexander, Tyler Lang-Harley, Stephen Bennett, Laszlo Papp, Rhonda Glassman, Roy Lara, Lindsay Ward-Kavanagh, Christoph Hiemcke, Shawn Tang, Auna Moser, Colin Chrystal, Thomas Dittmann, Timothy Fasel, Kevin Williams, Ed Ortiz, James Rudden, Breanna Bergado, Shawna Hamon, Ken Redler, Christopher Poblete, Mark Davis, Krasimir Vasilev, Lien Melchor, Tess Bernard, Kathy Kucharski, Isaac Vega Lopez, Jason Flores, Micah Baxter, Hoang Hung, Robin Jacobson, Brian Ngsee, Aaron Sathrum, Joshua Pine, Mi Do, Isaac Ruiz, Barton McDowell, Joshua Hicok.

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.