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Corporate Sponsors

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

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Penn State Eberly College of Science

Restek

The Boeing Company

Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science

American Association for University Women (AAUW) State College Branch

Lab Society

Group of logos from sponsors

Science-U Sponsorship Information

Each year, Science-U hosts 15-20 week-long summer science programs that engage over 550 students entering grades 2-12 in hands-on, investigatory curriculum focused on topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Since its founding in 1999, Science-U has been exciting young learners from across the U.S. about the STEM possibilities in their future and providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to explore those STEM pathways.

We are seeking businesses and organizations with a vested interest in both science education and the community to sponsor our Science-U program! We have developed a range of contribution options in the following areas so that corporations can play a role in developing the STEM pipeline while staying true to its giving priorities:

    • Increasing STEM Opportunity for Diverse K-12 Youth: Sponsorship of financial aid or scholarships for Science-U campers who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds or from populations that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields
    • Enriching the STEM Undergraduate Experience: Sponsorship of our Science-U Mentors, who are typically Penn State STEM or Science Education undergraduates who build their professional skill sets while working at Science-U
    • Bringing Cutting-Edge STEM to Camp: Sponsorship of camp directors and activities that make our Science-U camps hands-on, engaging experiences for our campers

More information about how businesses and organizations can contribute to each of these areas, and how we recognize and appreciate our sponsors, is described below.  If you wish to make a donation or to find out more about our needs, please contact the Office of Science Outreach at sciencecamps@science.psu.edu, or call us at 814-865-0083. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Sponsor Levels and Funding Options

(Please choose one option from any of the levels.)

Sponsor Benefits

Copper Level - Up to $2,500  
  • Contribute to Science-U’s ability to provide Science-U campers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to attend a Science-U day or residential camp
  • Contribute to Science-U’s ability to hire and train excellent STEM students to serve as life-changing mentors for Science-U campers
  • Contribute to Science-U’s ability to deliver cutting-edge STEM experiences in Penn State’s state-of-the-art facilities
  • Name and logo recognition on Science-U website
Bronze Level - $2,500  
  • Give seven Science-U campers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to attend a Science-U day camp OR give three Science-U campers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to get the full college STEM experience at a Science-U residential camp
  • Sponsor one Science-U mentor for five weeks of camp
  • Sponsor all the materials and hands-on activities for a single week-long camp OR a Penn State faculty Camp Director for a single week-long camp
  • Name and logo recognition on Science-U website
  • Logo recognition on ~600 camper T-shirts
Silver Level - $5,000  
  • Give fourteen Science-U campers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to attend a Science-U day camp OR give six Science-U campers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to get the full college STEM experience at a Science-U residential camp
  • Sponsor two Science-U mentors for five weeks of camp
  • Sponsor all the materials and hands-on activities for a single week-long camp AND a Penn State faculty Camp Director for a single week-long camp
  •  Name and logo recognition on Science-U website
  • Prominent logo recognition on ~750 camper and staff shirts
 Gold Level - $10,000  
  • Fund a majority of Science-U’s financial aid for one summer, allowing approximately 20 campers from diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to explore their passion for science at Science-U
  • Sponsor four Science-U mentors for five weeks of camp OR one Science-U mentor for five weeks of camp AND the two-day Science-U staff training where all of our camp staff learn about the Science-U model and how to effectively engage their campers in hands-on STEM inquiry
  • Sponsor all the materials and hands-on activities for two week-long camps AND a Penn State faculty Camp Director for two week-long camps
  •  All Silver benefits
  • Logo recognition on all printed/digital marketing materials
 Titanium Level - $25,000  
  • Increase access to our residential camps by covering $200 of each residential camper's registration fee (approximately 50 campers) AND fully fund Science-U's financial aid for one summer (approx. 25 campers)
  • Sponsor seven Science-U mentors for five weeks of camp AND the two-day Science-U staff training, where our camp staff learn about the Science-U model and how to effectively engage their campers in hands-on STEM inquiry
  • Sponsor all the materials and hands-on activities for five week-long camps AND a Penn State faculty Camp Director for five week-long camps
  •  All Gold benefits
  • Logo and voice recognition in all Science-U camp videos