The RETTEW Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Lancaster Science Factory for its PASTE program.
PASTE is the museum’s first-ever preschool-age science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program, begun in the fall of 2016. Offered twice each month for free to young students and a caregiver, the program helps familiarize kids with conceptual science to provide a strong understanding before entering grade school. The RETTEW Charitable Foundation grant allowed for a second class offering in the spring of 2017, swelling total preschool participation to 512 kids.
The Lancaster Science Factory’s mission is to create an environment for learning which helps children develop curiosity, think creatively, and build confidence as they learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology.
“We are passionate about STEM education at all ages,” said Mark Lauriello, RETTEW’s president and CEO. “We know early exposure to scientific principles can help change a child’s life, creating future academic and career success. RETTEW is proud to be a part of that through
our company’s purpose to improve communities.”
The RETTEW Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2011 to support charitable organizations in which the engineering and consulting firm’s employees are invested or involved.