A Schmahl Science Workshop (SSW) was formed in 1996 to provide hands-on science activities for kids in a free-form environment. Starting from garage workshops with 4 children, SSW has grown. Since 1996, we have served over 60,400 students and over 4,000 teachers. Each of these students on average participates in 20 workshops a year resulting in over 1,019,735 student contacts since our founding. In the 2007-08 academic year we served 20,273 preK-12th grade students. In the 2008-09 academic year we will serve over 25,000 preK-12th grade students at 120 schools in 28 school districts.
We are a partnership of students, parents, teachers, scientists and science professionals who have come together to help foster this interest in science. SSW networks with professors, scientists, and educators throughout the USA. A Schmahl Science Workshop goes on-site, off-site, any site —anywhere. We will take our program to anyone who wants to learn.