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Kern County Science Foundation

Bakersfield, CA   |  http://kernscience.org

Mission

Our mission is to advance youth interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in Kern County. The Kern County Science Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public non-profit organization created in 1988 to promote science and technology education in Kern County. One of the major events sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation is the Kern County Regional Science Fair. The Foundation also funds, fully or partially, student events such as MATHCOUNTS, Middle School Math Field Day, Physics Olympics, AP Calculus & Statistics Contests, and a Rubik's Cube Competition. In addition, the Foundation gives scholarships, provides funding for Summer Science Camps and provides STEM professional development to teachers, using programs such as GEMS.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Andrea Medina

Main address

1300 17th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA

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EIN

77-0186030

NTEE code info

Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (U99)

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Our programs

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Kern County Regional Science Fair

Annual Kern County Science Fair! Come support, young scientists as they showcase their work!

Population(s) Served
Students

Over 1,000 Kern County kids participate in this day of STEM

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Financials

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Kern County Science Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrea Medina

California State University, Bakersfield

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Elaina Rusk

KERO ABC 23

Term: 2019 - 2021

Dr. Robert Allison

Bakersfield College (emeritus)

Glenn Fankhauser

Kern County Agriculture Dept.

Elaina Rusk

KERO ABC 23

Andrea Medina

CSU Bakersfield

Kristen Urquidez

Kern High School District

Janet Bianco

Rosedale Union

Matt Bula

PG&E

Freddy Fernandez

John Hester

Aera- retired

Matt Kedzierski

Aera

Sukhi Singh

Grimmway

Catherine Thacher

Chevron

Stephen Waller

Bakersfield College

Mohammed Yaghmour

UC Co-op

Autumn Bridges

Kern High School District

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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