The results are in: RESET is far more than a successful experiment. An all-volunteer organization of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians, RESET engages students in the STEM world, encouraging them to consider a future in the field. Serving 25 schools, Martha’s Table, and the DC General Family Shelter, RESET reaches 1,900 youngsters annually (pre-K - 8), many of whom live, or attend school, in low-income neighborhoods. Volunteers – sourced from the National Science Foundation, EPA, NIH, Patent and Trademark Office, and others – work closely with classroom teachers to lead hands-on experiments that reinforce the curriculum. An engineer shows how to generate electricity using wind, sunlight, and mechanical energy; a physical anthropologist complements an Earth and Life Sciences module by discussing early humans’ posture and appearance. The goal is not just to teach chemistry or robotics, but to provide children with positive, exciting science interactions – with those who have made this their life's work. With your help, they will inspire a new generation of eager inventors and space explorers!

Awards & Recognition

RESET has been endorsed by Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of the District of Columbia School System (DCPS), who wrote: “RESET’s objective of showing students that science is exciting, as well as its longer term goal of inspiring students to consider careers in Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields, aligns to the goals of DCPS’ vision for STEM education.”

RESET’s program brochure was honored with a Silver Inkwell Award for writing, and its recruitment video, “Sparking Enthusiasm for Science,” was the recipient of a first place Gold Camera Award at the 2006 U.S. International Film and Video Festival.

We also have numerous testimonials from students, teachers, volunteers, and Principals.


    Budget (FY2015)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • The current budget for RESET is: Less than $500k

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