Advancing Science Outreach Program, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Advancing Science (AS) is a non-profit, science-on-wheels K-12 outreach program at Gettysburg College that serves urban, rural, and suburban schools. The primary goal of the program is to promote STEM education by exposing pre-college students to hands-on, high-tech laboratory experiences and by keeping teachers’ STEM knowledge up to date. As part of the program’s initiatives, AS also loans STEM equipment to more than 1,500 classrooms and 30,000 students annually.
The Vernier grant will help address the budgetary and equipment shortage issues that the program is experiencing by providing a range of different technologies that will update existing hardware the program is using, in addition to allowing them to purchase new probeware.