What is Oklahoma Science Project’s mission?
The team here at OSP has a simple mission: to provide science and technology education resources to young Oklahomans, their parents, and their teachers and to encourage Oklahomans to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. The OSP team believes that it is critical for students and educators to have access to the best science and technology resources, which is why our team of computational scientists at Harvard University personally created programming lessons that serve as an introduction to the Python programming language and computational problem solving in science.
Who came up with Oklahoma Science Project?
Oklahoma Science Project is the brain-child of Oklahomans, designed for Oklahomans. In the Fall of 2015, co-founders Kayla Davis and Forrest Rogers met in downtown Stillwater, OK to discuss a new idea-- Oklahoma Science Project (OSP). Since then, OSP's team has expanded to include Rebecca Fine, Kate Lachance, Noah Bloch, Emily Kerr, Jane Huang, Amber Anderson, and Frank Xie.
What if I’m not from Oklahoma?
Our resources are open to anyone!
We believe that every child deserves not only an education, but the best education possible. Parents and teachers are central to that effort, and our mission is to help parents and teachers by providing free and useful resources.
The editors at OSP are all science and technology professionals; and while some of us are educators at the university level, we recognize the unique role and specialized professional knowledge of primary and secondary educators. As such, if you find that you may have any questions, concerns, critiques, or comments, please let us know! We love hearing from you!
OSP was founded to be and will remain a free resource to educators and parents. We strive to give the most accurate and non-biased information that our respective fields have to offer.
We do not discriminate in our educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.