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The Office of Science Outreach
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Our Mission 

The Eberly College of Science (ECoS) Office of Science Outreach (OSO) was established to connect faculty and students to K-12 students, teachers, and the public through high-quality, innovative education and outreach programming.

OSO has a three-fold mission that supports the missions of the ECoS and Penn State:

To support and empower RESEARCHERS in the effective planning and implementation of compelling Broader Impacts activities
To engage STUDENTS in experiential learning opportunities that enhance their personal and professional development
To develop and sustain COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS and programs that engage diverse audiences and increase public STEM appreciation and literacy
 

What We Do

OSO works to accomplish this mission by organizing an annual slate of science outreach programs in conjunction with partners across Penn State and our local communities. We also develop resources and services that support ECoS students and faculty in their outreach and engagement with many different audiences.

 

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact any of our staff between 8 am and 5 pm M-F.

Customer Service - Call (814) 865-0083 or email outreach@science.psu.edu

 

Jessica Kim-Schmid, Director

247 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

jxk721@psu.edu

 

Tim Gould, Program Associate

204 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

twg5075@psu.edu

 

Tim Gleason, Program Associate

203 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

tgg119@psu.edu

 

Karen Seitz, Accounting Assistant

248 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

kms45@psu.edu

 

Carol-Beth Book, Administrative Support Assistant

201 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

cab962@psu.edu