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The Office of Science Outreach

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:

  1. To support and empower RESEARCHERS in the effective planning and implementation of compelling Broader Impacts activities
  2. To engage STUDENTS in experiential learning opportunities that enhance their personal and professional development
  3. 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 - Email or call (814) 865-0083


Tim Gleason, Director

247 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802


Caitlin Teti, Education Program Specialist

204 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802


Karen Seitz, Financial Coordinator

217 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802


Carol-Beth Book, Administrative Support Assistant

201 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802