Oak Crest Institute Of Science

Rating: 4.81 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Technology, Education, Environment

Location: 2275 E. Foothill Blvd Pasadena CA 91107 USA

Mission: The Oak Crest Institute of Science is an innovative chemistry research and education center where today’s scientists immerse a diversity of students of all academic levels in high-impact research, cultivating tomorrow’s scientists: one individual at a time.
Target demographics: Under-served populations in Pasadena and surrounding area. Particularly high school and community college students as well as undergraduate and graduate students entering careers in chemistry.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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626-817-0883
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The team at Oak Crest offers an incredible model on how to put forth top-tier scientific efforts, investigating cutting-edge research questions, while educating and mentoring a great number of young and developing scientists. I've been fortunate enough to work closely with a number of members of the team as they consulted with me on a few projects I've undertaken. I've greatly enjoyed all of these interactions and look forward to more in the future!

I've also had the pleasure of seeing a number of individuals benefit in a multitude of ways from participation in some of the projects at Oak Crest. What this team has been able to do with what they have been given, how they have maximized every asset they have, and how incredibly resourceful they continue to be is truly an inspiration to any entrepreneur that hopes to boot-strap their own research goals and dreams too!

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

my interactions with them as a scientist and community member. I was located in an adjacent incubator and had multiple conversations and interactions with the team.

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

help them receive an endowment to ensure their future is always secure!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The people and their projects and interests.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Oak Crest for almost a year and I'm impressed by the standards to which they hold their students, their collaborators and themselves. Encouragement of and collegiality toward their students, wrapped in the context of hands-on research, comes directly from the top. These professionals are doing cutting edge research and sharing it with students from a variety of backgrounds. I encourage you to explore Oak Crest's website and get to know their faculty and their programs.

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

... being able to help Oak Crest prepare grant applications to further their mission of education and hands-on learning for their students.

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

... encourage people to become more familiar with Oak Crest's programs.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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