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Science-U is a not-for-profit organization offered through the College of Science Outreach Office. We strive to provide campers and staff with both state-of-the art equipment and supplies and best professional pedagogical science instructional practices/resources. The organizations listed below have helped make the science experiences at Penn State a reality for thousands of Science-U campers. We thank you!

To provide financial support for Science-U or to underwrite a camp curriculum, please read below for more information.2015 camp sponsors

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PENN STATE SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS SEEK SPONSORSHIP:

Greetings! If your company or organization is interested in providing financial assistance for our science education programs please read the following.

The Eberly College of Science Outreach Office hosts up to fifteen “hands-on” science camps each summer for children entering grades 2-12. The week-long day and residential not-for-profit camps run Monday through Friday from mid-June to early August. University faculty members develop each camp’s unique curriculum, and researchers, local area teachers, and both graduate and undergraduate students assist these faculty members in the implementation of the camp programs. The camps were created in 1999 as an outreach and service learning initiative to interest, challenge, and excite diverse populations of children and expose them to different areas of science.

For the summer of 2015, twelve diverse camps are planned, including Artificial Intelligence, Nittany Lion, M.D., Ecology Camp: The Wild Wonders of Your Own Backyard, Infection!, Busted! Myth Meets Science, Penn State CSI: The Microbial Menace, Forensic DNA, Wizards, Olympians, and Science Heroes, and Science Leadership: A Festival of Innovative Ideas. Each camp has a unique theme and is offered for a specific age/grade level.

The Eberly College of Science is committed to the long-term success of these programs. Because of the academic nature of the camps and the collaboration across colleges, the staff is filled with highly skilled professionals and trained graduate students who set up laboratory experiments and work closely with children. While the camps are traditionally supported in part by funds from individual research grants, the source(s) of the majority of funding for 2015 and beyond has yet to be determined.

Based on current levels of aid from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to The Penn State University, we have determined that outside funding is vital for the sustainability of the camps, making provisions for under- served and under -represented youth to attend, and for the production of new curriculum. We are seeking individuals and/or companies with a vested interest in science education, increasing science literacy in children and development of the future STEM workforce to sponsor our camps and enable us to continue to provide the superior level of education and service to children state and nation-wide.

Science – U’s mission is to educate children and inspire them both to pursue careers within the STEM disciplines and to be active and responsible citizens of our community. Our program is an excellent opportunity to support and educate the next generation of scientists. The majority of our campers (and staff) come from Pennsylvania and assistance from Xerox could provide scholarship funds to allow more under-represented and underserved children from across the nation to attend these first-rate science camps.

Your company will benefit in many ways from sponsoring a Science – U camp.

This summer we will provide over 750 camp participants and staff members with T-shirts and keepsake materials acknowledging your company’s logo. In addition, your company will be associated with their sponsored camp in any printed publications. Of note, the camps have gained exceptional popularity both locally and nationally, including publications in Town and Gown and The Wall Street Journal. We will also display the company logo on our website along with a link to your site. These are just a few of the ways in which you would benefit from sponsoring a Science – U camp.

Donation Levels:

While contributions of any size will be greatly appreciated, we have designed two levels of gifts in an effort to streamline our donation process.

Level #1 – “With Highest Distinction”

A gift of $2,000.00 - $7,500.00 will allow your company to sponsor a Science-U camp. Funds will be used for (among other things) scholarships for underprivileged and under-represented students, camper materials/supplies, and/or transportation to and from the various tour sites.

Benefits of becoming a sponsor:

  • Opportunity to provide deserving children with an extraordinary academic experience

  • Logo on camp T-shirt and other keepsakes

  • Logo clearly displayed on our website with a link to company’s site

  • Company name associated with sponsored camp on all future printed materials

  • Company name associated with sponsored camp in all publicity (radio advertisements, newswires, etc.)

Level #2 – “With Distinction”

A gift of $250.00 - $1,500.00 will go towards scholarships for under-privileged and under-represented students or general camp expenses such as experiment/activity materials and supplies, transportation, and/or snacks and camp events.  Recognition for your donation will be acknowledged by including your company logo on the Science-U website.

Because your involvement is so important to us, we would welcome the opportunity to personally give you more information about our program and our goals. Please let us know your availability, and we will come to you. Thank you for carefully considering this request.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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