The Need

Developing a child’s love of science can be a world changing event. Tomorrow’s workers will need a deep knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to fuel an increasingly innovation-based US economy. Inspiring passion for science must happen at a formative age so that a child’s curiosity and fascination can fuel a life-long pursuit of knowledge.

Decline in math and science education imperils U.S.

Young people in many less-developed countries now outperform their American counterparts in both science and math

New report ranks U.S. teens 29th in science worldwide

Top leaders in education voice math and science concerns

Interest in science is more vital than math scores in determing science career selection

Our nation must provide the talent to succeed in the competitive world market fueled by scientific innvations.

Inspiring passion for science must happen at a formative age so that a child’s curiosity and fascination can fuel a life-long pursuit of knowledge. The Cascades Science Center Foundation (CSCF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sparking kids’ imaginations and providing a venue for the whole family to discover and explore science. To achieve this, the CSCF will build and maintain a physical environment dedicated to scientific discovery, incorporating innovative design, experimental labs, and interactive group activities. 

Cascades Science Center Foundation Case Statement is available for download in PDF format.