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October 8, 2009

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October 8, 2009

Schmahl Science has done many wonderful things over the years. When I worked in Community Relations at Juniper, they supported our Bring your Child to work day, allowing children to have fun but also continue with their education in the difference programs they offered that day. Further, I worked with them at Sunnyale Art & Wine Festival where hundreds of children were enlightened and educated by their activities throughout the day. They are an outstanding organization run by outstanding people. Barbara Rigdon Public Affairs Representative Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand to provide mobile science programs for underprivledged and under served children throughout California and possibly into other states. Children are so limited without this knowledge and Schmahl makes it fun and educational.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

A Schmahl Science provides wonderful hands-on science experiments for my students, which enhances the curriculum. The presenters come prepared and are very knowledgeable about what they are teaching. My students especially love the Owl workshop where they get to dissect owl pellets. It is 4 stars instead of 5 because of some accounting/billing problems.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my classroom. The kids really learn the science information because they are learning in a fun, hands-on way. It is difficult for me to plan hands-on science when I have to spend a lot of my time planning for the state testing (LA and Math).

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just the accounting.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenters, and the wonderful materials that they provide.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really bring a lot of wonderful science experiences to children.

Ways to make it better...

the accounting/ billing department was organized differently. I've had problems with being billed for workshops that my class/grade level team didn't do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

For five years now I have watched Schmahl Science help children become better students. The workshops are designed to encourage kids to poblem solve and think for themselves using experimentation and observation. Because of the 'hands on' nature of Schmahl Science classes they are reaching a large number of students who don't always perform well in the standard classroom setting. The workshops give these kids a sence of pride and accomplishment they don't normally get to feel.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

parkview elememtary school

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the excitement of the kids

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgable and fun

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

teach many more studens. awaken and encouage their curiosity and natural science abilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

My grandchildren have taken numerous workshops through Schmahl Science and always learn something new and are eager to share their knowledge when they come home. It's a program they enjoy participating in. It's a great program for children of all ages and much needed in our schools.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff are professional and knowledgable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

This is an amazing program run by an amazing woman! Schmahl Science has brought fun, wonder and curiosity to science education, thereby inspiring many kids (and their parents!) to love and pursue science. My kids benefitted greatly from this program; it shows in their science grades, in their curiosity about their world, in their success at science fairs and in their commitment to make the world a better place. I have investigated other hands-on science supplemental programs, but none comes close to creating the positively charged, exciting learning experience that inspires kids to love science and learning as does Schmahl Science.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my kids' success in science and love of science.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning so much as I helped my kids and others explore.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All caring, with a genuine love of science and the desire to see others share their enthusiasm.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be in every school in California. If it was, California kids would surpass the world in science instead of being at the bottom.

Ways to make it better...

Donations were enough to cover operations so that the program could expand and grow.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

How to clone Belinda so that the program can continue to grow and be successful when she is ready to retire.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

My kids have always enjoyed the science classes and summer camps they have taken with A Schmahl Science Workshop. The teachers are enthusistic about teaching and the kids are enthusiastic about learning. They introduced my children to science in such a way that they both aspire to become scientists of some sort when they grow up. I'm thrilled!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the knowledge my kids have received from their workshops.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the education my children have received, as it goes along with the state testing. It has helped improve their test scores.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

teach more children in the bay area!

Ways to make it better...

the afterschool workshops at my childrens school worked out with my schedule.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

This organization has truly been a great addition to the numerous programs we do for middle school students. They have

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of middle school and high school students all over the world by opening their eyes to the exciting world of science, technology and math.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

My experience with this organization was excellent. I started working with the Schmahl Science Workshop first when I was in 6th grade. By urging me to ask questions, I was able to add layers of complexity to my project that I never knew I could do. Since that time, I continued with the Schmahl Science Workshop for the rest of my middle school and high school career. They were able to provide me with lab facilities and mentors who were knowledgeable about my project and could guide me through my various projects. The Schmahl Workshop solidified my interest in science and allowed me to succeed in science fairs on a national level. Without a doubt, I would not be attending Stanford University today had I not first joined the organization so early in my life.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it provided a hands on experience to the fun of science. The workshops are designed to be informational yet fun at the same time, something that other organizations sometimes fail to do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

I'm a PhD Engineer and the Mom of an engineering-oriented 9-year-old boy. When I come to pick up my son, I love watching the end of the weekly DaVinci Machines class. The boys and girls are completely engaged and are learning - even more than they knew before - that science/engineering/inventing is just plain fun! Well done! Leslie Field

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Engaged, enjoying teaching, and having fun with the students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 12, 2009

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September 12, 2009

I am a teacher at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School in Gilroy and have had a 3 year relationship with Schmahl Science. They ahve generously donated time, resources, and more importantly passion for learning to my students and myself. The staff arrive every week for 6-7 months and directly assist students in an Advanced Student Research Project. The students are selected based on both their curiousity and passion as well as being members of under represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, And math (STEM) degrees. The focus of the project is to cature those students that could be our future scienctist or inventors at an early age where they are still defining and imagining possibilities for their future. The Schmahl team does this by developing a colloborative research process. Sixty students arrive every week and work through the process of developing an idea into a testable hypothesis. They then do the research and investigation, At this point they are guided through reflecting and analyzing their work and eventually present and defend their projects at our science fair and then the county science fair. With the assistance of Schmahl Science I have been able to triple the number of projects attending the county science fair from our site. Our students have had an opportunity to colloboratively work in a lab setting and share their ideas with others in an experience that doesn't usually happen until they reach the University. It is the unique matching of mentors and the expertise of the staff that has instilled the idea that science, working hard, and learning are cool things to do at our school.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the way that students experience learning opportunities. This model of capturing youth while they are still open to the possibilities and still dare to dream the impossible would allow us as a society to return to being leaders in innovation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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