Restek Encourages Bellefonte Middle Schoolers to Think Outside the Beaker

Nearly 30 students will attend an after-school science education program at Penn State, thanks to a donation by the Bellefonte-based business.

For the next five weeks, students from Bellefonte Middle School will participate in Think Outside the Beaker, an after-school science program hosted by Penn State’s Science Outreach Office—thanks to a donation from Restek.

“We’re proud members of the Bellefonte community and are excited to offer this opportunity to our local middle schoolers,” Restek President, Bryan Wolcott, said. “As a technical company, we love science, and we love being able to encourage youth who share our passion!”

On Mondays, from September 21 through October 19, students from grades 6 to 8 will be bused from Bellefonte to nearby Penn State to learn about biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, neuroscience, and more from University scientists, engineers, and students. The program is held yearly by Penn State’s Science-U.

“We’re thrilled to have Restek as a partner in offering this program every fall and are having a blast fostering the next generation of STEM professionals,” Michael Zeman, Director of Science Outreach, said.

By participating in the brand-new workshop miniseries, students will focus on a variety of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) while improving their critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.

For more information, read the coverage by the Centre Daily Times or visit the Science-U website:

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