Community Science Academy
The Community Science Academy @ Caltech (CSA@Caltech) is a professional learning community and science teaching center promoting research in areas relevant to community needs, e.g. agriculture, environment, urban planning, etc. Toward this end, we work with schools and universities to teach core science and engineering skills, and to guide students and other citizens in relevant research. We collaborate with Caltech researchers to translate their work into educational opportunities and experiences.
We develop custom instrumentation, assays, software, and curriculum; perform outreach, teacher training, and professional development; work on community science and educational research projects; and teach at all levels.
CSA@Caltech is a program of Caltech's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach, and is supported by the Provost's Office and the Betchtel Foundation.
Caltech has written articles about our Community Science Events and Summer Enrichment Program, as well as our use of SKIES for both university teaching and outreach.